So I've got some major holes in the truck bed of my '72. I just want it patched. It doesn't have to be pretty because I am spraying bedliner down as soon as the holes are fixed. I've got the beast at a body shop and they think there is more rust than can be seen and once they start scraping it away there wont be a bed left. They want to bolt down sheet metal over the whole bed and spray on top of that. I can imagine my project looking good like this at all. I am really skeptical the problem is as bad as they say. The rust is along the bar where the bed and storage of the interior meet. I assume it's a common problem area. Should I get a cheap welder from the hardware store, find some decent metal and do it myself? I have ZERO experience welding and I hate to trivialize a solid industry and trade but it cant be too hard since I am not talking beautiful of precision welds here. I feel like any kid who had shop class could do a good enough job before I spray the bedliner down. Thoughts?