If your Daring, remove the offending panel yourself lol
Its not the welding, its removing the old spot welds thats very time consuming, grinding down the paint to find them, then drill them out. Seen it done over a few days (was doing work at a body shop that was doing it on a a F250 box)
Then the cost of the new Bedside, isnt cheap either.
Repainting 1 Box side, is about $800CAD. Done professionally, and with a 5 Year Warranty.
It cost me (well the girl that hit me) $900 to fix this, and repaint the entire side.
It actually cost her $1300, But I didnt some work, and told them not to do some. So I got $400 to keep lol
They wanted to replaced all 4 mud flaps (could only get a set of 4), repaint the back bumper, and I Remove my Toolbox and Backrack
After (dirty some)