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Old 03-25-2004, 01:01 PM
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Holey floorpan Batman!!

Even though I haven't been around much lately, I have been working on the Fairlane. Yesterday I started ripping out the old interior, and start putting in the new. Well, low and be-HOLEd, I found that there are some pretty serious holes in the floorpan up in front, the rest seems to be in really nice shape, but I know that the front vent seals have been shot for quite a while.
What I need to know, is, can I just cut out the bad spots, and replace the sheetmetal, or do I really need to remove the body from the frame to do it right? And what products will help insure that this problem doesn't reoccur? Any help will be appreciated, and last.... I hope I posted this in the right forum.... Interior just didn't seem like the right place to post this problem.

Thanks in advance....Tazzman

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Take a look at this link. Should give you some ideas on floor pan repair.
http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/t_l...=/d22a&.src=ph

If you can, find some stamped pans. You have to do a little modification usually, but the big part is done.

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Fab some patches and stop the leaks.

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Thanks for the link Thom, I'm gonna tackle this this weekend, I'll post some before and after pics.
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Here too

You can check out here too.

http://mysite.verizon.net/res1aa5i/55Chevy2.htm
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Kinda like he who dies with the most toys. Nice job on the pan Yucholian. Did you finish welding it all or did you then apply bondo? I finished mine and then did some grinding to get it flush. Little trick. Place a brass bar along the back side of the seam. It will come out very smooth and save having to grind the bottom. Very good example of the proper layout.

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Thom, I just got done finish welding and grinding the welds down. I know what you mean, I think brass would work just as well. When I am done with the whole floor, I plan on cleaning all the metal, convert any missed rust with Picklex 20, put down Zero Rust on top and bottom of the floor. This extra step won't take much time to do. Then I will put some epoxy paint down. Oh yeah, I'll be putting some fiberglass bondo on floor seams also. I just cut out the rear floor pan tonight and hope to weld in the new pan tomorrow. Will update the website when that's done.
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Aluminum

I cleaned the pans with alcohol and then sprayed them with a etch able primer. Top coated with DP90. Under side I did the same thing but finished with EastWood undercoating. Then used Brown Bread to kill the noise. Aluminum as a back stop also works.

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