1980 Windshield Rust

Obviously I'm referring to the metal frame around the windshield. I also have rusted-out floorboards which I understand would be a fairly inexpensive
repair in the sheet metal shop.
I don't live in the snow belt so there's no chassis damage which of course would be a safety issue. The problem is the car has always been a leaker and parked outside. The rest of the car is in pretty good shape.
Any suggestions?
Mike
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Mike,
I'm with the same problem but with the kind of rot you describe... see the post a little further up.
You should look for the corners of the windshield(top and bottom) + at the door pillar + the side rails) try to estimate damage here, before you do any repairs.
YT

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Thanks YT... I didn't notice your post before.
I've got rust spots all the way down. I don't know why I was just thinking just of the windshield. The door pillar is probably a more serious problem.
About 10 years ago I had to replace the windshield when it mysteriously developed a crack overnight. I suppose that may have been rust related. Fortunately here in Florida your auto insurance company is required to pay for windshield replacement without making you pay a deductable even if you're not carrying comprehensive coverage.
My car's not worth enough to make a major repair investment. Probably best to drive it until a door falls off or something and then just sell it for parts.
Mike
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