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The shock tower is badly rusted and I have been told it is a safety concern and is irreparable. Is this true?

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No. I am a body man with 30 years experience and have replaced many. You can buy a cap for this from dodge. It has to be cut out and and welded into place.

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It's true that it could be a safety concern depending on the amount of rust damage. It is repairable. Any competent welder or body shop should have little difficulty in making the necessary repairs to ensure that your van is safe and fit to be on the road. You may even be able to get a repalcement panel at your local auto parts store. Make some calls and get some quotes before you put your money on the table and stick with someone who welds for a living. This is NOT a repair for your local part time backyard welder. Hope this helps.

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