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... 2008 Forester... spent all it's life in the North east... there is rust everywhere, but most of it seems like surface rust, except in the two areas on the rear where it is pretty bad... Is this a safety concern? Fixable by someone who knows how to weld?...
It looks terrible, but unless a suspension part is compromised, is probably not unsafe. Check the front control arms, as there was recall to paint or replace them.

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... I could try a body shot to cut out the rust and weld a sill back on. Or I'm wondering if I should just cut out the jagged parts and then put a rust blocker like Por-15 and call it a day...
Looks like someone put the jack on the pinch weld instead of around it.
I don't know if you can buy a sill as a part. The POR-15 looks easy and effective.
 
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