If you are not familiar with them, "Aircraft Spruce & Specialty" ( no financial interest, of course ) is a huge resource for adhesives, pre preg materials, fasteners, etc. ( by 'pre preg' I refer to materials that have been catalyzed & impregnated into the cloth under controlled conditions, and kept in a freezer until they are used.)
Proper cleaning is very important. Be sure & use the process & materials recommended by the adhesive manufacturer that you choose, to assure compatibility. Under all circumstances, observe the adhesive manufactures' recommendations as to temperature, humidity & 'pot life' when mixing & applying. Also, purchase a gram scale, as the adhesives are catalyzed by weight, and the ingredients must be accurately measured. Resist the temptation to "eyeball" the mix.
Be cautious in stiffening the structure too much in one area. It sometimes causes the loads to be transferred to another area entirely, where they will cause cracks ect where you don't expect. My point is, several layers of aluminum doublers, of descending length, properly riveted & bonded, may be better then one slab of .250" bolted onto those damaged areas.
Any engineering schools in your area? maybe get a structures guy who's interested in cars.
don't get in a hurry, & you will be ok.
Last edited by thruthefence; 03-02-2009 at 11:15 AM.