Haven't done much on the Jeep in a few weeks because I started a new job (finally!) at the beginning of the month, and we got the house painted so I had to do the trim. I know - excuses, excuses. This weekend was going to be my first big push in a bit, and I had planned to tackle the RH rear corner by cutting out the rotten parts on Saturday and weld it back up Sunday. Friday night however I got crushed by whatever our 2 year old brought home from daycare, which was presumably norovirus...so instead I spent Saturday on the couch and only made it into the garage yesterday. Let's just say the good news is I finally lost that last five pounds! Something caught my eye when I get started Sunday morning - It sure didn't look like the LH tai light panel was flush and square. Sure enough a straightedge proved it not to be. I still have to figure out how to clamp up and finish some of the spot welds along the inside edge of the tailgate surround so whenever I get to that with sheetmetal screws I will try my best to flatten everything out. Bit by bit I got the old spare tire carrier out: What are these scallop shaped pieces that are along the sides? Surely they are not OEM? The new one looks pretty good in there, but I have some tweaking to the rear of the tub that is making things not line up which will have to be addressed when it's time to put everything back together. I did tack-weld up a couple of box tubes to help re-align everything. Looks pretty good held up there! I'm going to have to cut out a larger section of the upper body corner and patch that in, as well as make a patch for the upper flat portion of the wheelhouse (which will hopefully be hidden under cushions!) @garage gnome is awesome and is sending me some patch panels he has. Thanks! I also noticed an unfortunate gap between the tailgate valence and the LH tail panel, which is already welded in place, so that is kind of a bummer. I can close up the RH side before I weld it back up and re-align everything. Finally said enough is enough and took the kid and the wife for a dip in the river. Great Sunday and I hope to keep going this week! As a carpenter who teaches on a CNC machine, I’m finding that I’m having to let go of my desire to make everything flush and square… Working with sheet metal is pretty new to me and I’m at the point in the project where is the best that I can do is going to be the best that I can do. Got to get this thing done by the time it snows. It’s an old Jeep - within a 16th is good enough right?