Really hoping I could get some help with my first metalwork project. I'm doing patch panels for inner/outer rockers, a couple floor pans, and door bottoms on a 1953 Chevy 150 car. I received some feedback on how to do the quarters but it seems that might be contradicting how I need to do the rockers/floor, and was hoping for other opinions before I screw up more than I likely already have. I'll just list out my questions in hopes that I can get advice on anything that anyone has experience or recommendations on handling. 1. Do I need to replace the inner rockers before the outers? 2. Do I want to cut out everything to be replaced before fitting/attaching the new metal? (ie. cut out left side front floor pan, inner and outer rockers before welding anything new in place) 3. Not all of the spot welds are obvious or easy to find, what's the best way to find the welds to break loose and separate/remove the old metal? 4. Do I need to have my door gaps perfected before cutting out these structural pieces? If so, the hinge pins have slight wear and the bottom of both doors are rotted and no longer true--do these items have to be addressed first? 5. Do I need to put bracing in the car if I'm removing one side of rockers/floor pans at a time? How much bracing? My thought process was to get the door gap the best I can given the current state of the door bottom and hinge pins (vertical gaps are OK, horizontal body lines are off by 1/16 to 1/8"). X brace the door frame and a brace across the left and right lock pillars with 1x1 square tubing. Cut out everything on one side of the car--inner and outer rocker panels, and floor pan. Use the patch pieces as a guide for where to cut. Replace the inner rocker, replace the outer rocker, replace the floor pan. Am I right/wrong? Any insight that can be provided on any of this would be really appreciated. Thanks!