I just bought my first Ranger, a 1991 4x4 V6/auto extended cab (not sure on the engine details just yet). The engine seems to run pretty decent, but the body has some rust spots on it, especially around the wheel wells.
I have done some *minor* body work before (some very basic prep and paint stuff). Broke college student here, so I don't have the money to put a new box on it or to cut/weld on some patch panels. I don't expect it to be a show truck, I just want it to look decent and to stop the body from furthermore decaying.
This is kind of what the rear wheel wells look like:
(Not my photo, just very similar to what mine look like.)
How should I go about fixing it? I haven't got any experience with Bondo, but I would like to try to use some so that I can still have that arch-shape above the wheel wells. After wirebrushing the rust and priming over the area, how should I go about applying Bondo so that it still has the arch shape in the wheel wells?
I hope what I am asking makes sense... any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank you!