1964 Tempest Rocker panels
First post for me. I am resto-moding a 1964 Tempest Custom 2 door post. I am repairing rust on both sides of the rocker panels at the very front edges below the interior vent openings. As I was cutting out the rusted sections, it appeared to me that the inner rockers, just below the front of the door opening, were bellied out slightly to allow a gap into the interior of the rocker. Is this just shabby assembly or was it designed as a scoop to flush the rockers when driving?
I am waiting to weld this area back together till I determine if I should leave a gap there or weld this up solid when I put the inner patch on. The rockers behind this area seem to be in great shape.
Any guidance would be appreciated