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Old 05-14-2014, 05:14 AM
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Good point...the exhaust fumes are another issue....Don't forget,THERES A GAS TANK UNDER THAT FLOOR!!!! don't weld or make sparks until its outta there...NOT EVER...I,ve seen many ,many gas tanks rotted on the top just like that floor...

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I corrected the pics to see more detail. That floor is 85% better than anything I usually start with...

The suggestion to clean it well with a wire wheel is going to be the best place to start. Then de-grease it well and use Brian's suggestion of glassing over the holes. I would suggest that long before trying to weld any patches with a flux-core mig. There is still 90% structural integrity there and the small amount of rust will be OK for quite some time, once it is cleaned and sealed.



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I corrected the pics to see more detail. That floor is 85% better than anything I usually start with...

The suggestion to clean it well with a wire wheel is going to be the best place to start. Then de-grease it well and use Brian's suggestion of glassing over the holes. I would suggest that long before trying to weld any patches with a flux-core mig. There is still 90% structural integrity there and the small amount of rust will be OK for quite some time, once it is cleaned and sealed.



Good job Yep, get her done!

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Fiberglass the floor then get those side panels. Those holes on the side need to be sealed. IF you're on a really tight budget cut plywood fillers then glass them in. Boats are made that way -- it's not a "proper" repair for a car, but will work since there is no structural strength there. All the things you fiberglass on top you need to undercoat real good underneath. Any metal or wood sealed away from air (oxygen causes rust more than water -- it's the oxygen in water held close to the metal that causes water to rust metal) won't rust or rot, assuming it was dry when sealed.
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I don't agree that you need trunk pans. The passenger compartment must be sealed off from exhaust fumes. If you were to cut the whole back of the car off, a body mount would not be necessary also. It would be like the cab of a pickup truck and they don't have trunks.

But it would probably be easier to just fix the trunk floor.
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