Make sure you clean, clean and clean again. Making sure all the old rust is off the surface which you will be welding to is key. When I started my panel replacement, I started with this panel. I got about 3/4 way done and found that I had not cleaned one of the panels well enough and ended up tearing it back out and buying a new piece and doing it again...right.
My advise is to get a bunch of C-Clamps and start at the front making sure the oval of the radiator support lines up with the new piece. I then worked my way back and down. Don't be afraid to use a good body hammer to get the new metal as close to the old metal to insure a close weld.
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