What we started with
I drilled the spot welds and knocked off the rust nugget
Followed by the removal of the bottom layer of metal from the upper shock tower.
... and welded it in... badly.
After grinding the welds off, you'd have no idea that I can't weld a straight bead. I followed up the grinding with a coat of weld-through primer.
Made a patch for the upper section and drilled spot weld holes in the same location as the original and then welded it in after hitting it with a coat of weld-through primer.
Grinding welds helps me work out my frustrations anyway.
Finally, I filled the spot weld holes and ground it all down flush.
The upper fender apron patches are done! Now on to the outer front frame rail patch.