I'll skip to the rust repair part now, since it took from September to June to fricken deal with and I just want to get it out of the way,
To start, we took off the rear flares and bumper.
I don't have pics of the passenger side, but it was pretty much the same as the driver side.
Then cutting and welding and priming.
Of course, nothing ever goes perfectly fine.
I took this pic as a joke to send on snapchat saying that "look my car's on fire" because as the body guy welded, smoke would often come out of the windows. After I took it, the smoke wasn't stopping like it usually would. I told the body guy that it was smoking alot, but he was like "don't worry" as he continued to eat. Finally he looked at it, and freaked out. I got to the lift to lower the car, and he grabbed the fire extinguisher. Luckily we saved the car in the end, but it still was damaged.
Alot of the interior in that area was melted, like the seatbelt and panels,
And a bunch of other plastic pieces in there are warped and don't fit right anymore. Some plastic even fused to the seat.
In anycase, after he finished rust patching on my car, I never went back to him for painting the car.
Here's a couple of good pics before painting the rear quarters/roof.
Sent the car to a different shop for paint,
Also, the windshield broke when removing to paint the roof, so that was replaced aswell.
A lot of people asked me why I chose to paint just the quarters/roof and not the whole car, here's why
1. My dad said he'd cover the cost of body and paint so I didn't want to spend alot of money on it
2. I didn't trust this body shop either as they fucked up and got clear coat overspray on my B-pillars, front bumper, rear bumper and inside the fucking car on the door inserts too. (How the fuck did they even do that?) And there's orange peel along the A-Pillars too...
3. Like I said, this process took from when I bought the car to June (Hence you can see other changes like the muffler), it was almost time that I got my license and I didn't want to wait another month to have the car. Also why I didn't bother going back to the body shop to get them to fix the overspray, they'd probably fuck it up even more.
Next up, transmission issues.