Driver Rusted Jack point
My driver side jack point is completely rusted. Jacking it up the pad causes crackling noises, so I stopped exerting pressure there. When I tried to use the side hole, the hole BENT out out of the rocker panel. I stuck a bar into that hole and bent the metal in the area back into place.
I'm thinking of welding some sort of stable metal in there. Does anyone know the best way to go about this? Replacing a rocker panel by yourself is a hefty job. I'm thinking of cutting out the surrounding metal and welding in several plates to bridge the rusted areas and essentially making a new jack point.
Opinions/advice? I am not leaving this car behind because of this jack point.
(Also, until then, any ideas on how to jack up the driver side of the car without doing it from the x-brace?)