When I bought the Beetle I thought that is was almost perfect. But soon the problems became visible. Rust, rust and more rust. Rob has done much welding for me. Most of the rust was at the connections of the fenders and the heating channels.
I first stripped the rubber coating out the wheel arches to search for the rust.
And I found many rust spots.
Even the doors had to be repaired. It would have been more easy if I bought new ones.
After Rob welded in new material I started with the body filler.