Originally Posted by daveinbama
...I am open for opinions
I guess everyone is afraid of the rock throwers at whatever possible solutions are posted. In the possible words of a noted guru here on the forum,
The only "correct" way to repair the damage is to cut out the rusted C-channel and weld in a replacement section."
I do not possess the skills necessary, and was not going to hire someone to come to my house & do it.
While I understand the goal in welding, my welds look terrible. But, armed with strength in the number of welds, I scabbed in a section of angle iron to reinforce the weakened area since it was only rusted out on the top of the C-channel.