48 Chevy Cab Floor Pan Question
I started working on the floor pan to my 48 Chevy the other day, and noticed the previous owner did some interesting repairs. They seem to have cut out sections of rust then welded fresh steel above the old rusted steel, in addition to welding some steel channeling underneath (please see pics) .
I ground off the rest of the rust on the floor pan, and with the except of a few small holes that can be welded shut it's in good shape.
My question is should I weld the old metal to the new plate to keep water from collecting between the two surfaces, or completely cut out the old metal and weld new steel supports in?
Also, there is a rod connector on the front passenger side of the cab. Does anyone know what this is and if it is needed? I'd prefer to cut it out since it currently doesn't seem to have a use.