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Old 09-27-2009, 04:55 AM
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Vette crack/hole in floorboard

On my 89 vette, I noticed some cracks and a hole in the front bottom left on the inside of the passenger floorpan. Here's a pic of the inside and outside:







To the left of the hole:



It goes on a little more:



I went ahead and busted out the loose pieces in the hole. I probably need to bust out a little more at the top of the hole:



There are some cracks on the other side of the floorpan as well, but you can't get to them on the outside. And as you can see in the first pic, there is a piece of plastic that runs the firewall down to the floorboard that covers up some of the cracks from the hole, and some of the cracks on the right side of the floorpan.

What would be the easiest way to repair this? I'm wanting to repair what I can from the inside. And do you know of any instructional sites on how to do the repair? The main thing is getting the hole fixed to keep water out, then I'll get to what cracks that I can get to.

If I've read it right, I've got a general idea of how to with using a drill with a 2" sanding disc to sand around the area and hole. And it looks like you need to use some matt and resin. Got a recommendation? I know you've got SMC resin and Epoxy Resin, then there are a ton of products you mix to fill in holes.

Or could you just seal off the back of the hole and fill it with something? I figure that would be easier as I wouldn't have to fool with soaking and laying matt down if I could just tape up the back of the hole and spread something in and around the hole. But I don't know if that repair would be as solid as matt/resin.

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I think your Vette has been involved in a accident and that is the result of a not so professional repair job.

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I think your Vette has been involved in a accident and that is the result of a not so professional repair job.

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Or someone tried to jack it up by the floor board. Mine has been repaired in the same place.
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I think your Vette has been involved in a accident and that is the result of a not so professional repair job.

Vince
Nothing has been repaired yet. I don't think this is from wreckage, it is from improper jacking from a shop at some point. It could of been that way when I bought it 2 years ago, or it could of happened since I've had it.

Luckily the front driver floorpan doesn't show any damage. Also the rear of both floorpans are dented in. Which shows that it was from improper jacking. The rear of the C4 floorpans are aluminum, and the fronts are SMC. Why they didn't make the entire floorpan aluminum, I don't know.

But when I get the carpet pulled, I'm gonna also bang out the rear dents. Will that Evercoat SMC resin work just fine? It is getting close to winter, so I'd probably need something that can set up in colder weather.

And if anyone knows of an instructional video, then that will be great. I've been looking into this for a couple of months now. If I don't find an instructional site or somethign on the repair, then I may just go in there and sand it up real good and lay the cloth/resin and hope for the best.
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Or someone tried to jack it up by the floor board. Mine has been repaired in the same place.
Did you repair it or someone else? If someone else, how much did it cost?

And what resin did you use?
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