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Unread 02-17-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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94 XJ Rust and passing inspecton

I just bought a 1994 XJ with 140k for $800 and there is a 4 to 5 inch wide rust area from the front floor pan both on the drivers and passengers side it runs from in front of the front seats to the front of the rear seats.... I the drivers side I can see the carpet coming through. I have read some of the suggestions on fixing rust issues in the forums and think I should be able to do most of the prep work...


Other than knowing the person who is inspecting the vehicle are there any quick fixes to this....

This vehicle is not my daily driver but just basically a toy and something to get me to the top of the mountain where i live during a really bad snow storm... Should I just do go with using sheet metal and rivits or is get a new floor pan. I live in western massachusetts and if anyone has any suggestions I would be extremely grateful I am willing to learn if anyone has any tips...

I eventually want to do it right once warmer weather is here and I can do the work outside. This forum is such a great place to get started.

Thanks for all the info
Thanks,

J.A.


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Unread 02-17-2006, 11:58 PM   #2
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Floor pan Kit or Sheet Metal Repair?

I have found a place online that is selling replacement floor pans... what option is recommended... Floor pan kit or using sheet metal and cutting it
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Unread 02-18-2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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if you just want to make it pass this time, you could allways do the halfassed thing and get some undercoating and spray it over the rusted area. that stuff can level out pretty well, making it look like the rust isn't that bad.
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Unread 02-18-2006, 09:22 AM   #4
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What kind of undercoating do you reccomend

What product do you reccomend for undercoating?
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Unread 02-18-2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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if you just undercoat it your gonna hate yourself in a year or 2, sure it's an easy way to help it pass inspection but the rust will still be there eating up your floor.

i let mine get so bad that one day half of my passenger seat fell through the floor, along with the seatbelt mount
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Unread 02-18-2006, 10:44 AM   #6
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if you're just looking to pass inspection soon, sand it down and put some rust repel stuff on it then later cover it in undercoating spray. i saw some floorpans on ebay the other day so you may want to try there, but i'm sure someone on here can help you find a website that sells them. goodluck!
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if you're just looking to pass inspection soon, sand it down and put some rust repel stuff on it then later cover it in undercoating spray. i saw some floorpans on ebay the other day so you may want to try there, but i'm sure someone on here can help you find a website that sells them. goodluck!
duck tape and card board, my friend has an old chevy and before he got it inspected he just put duck tape over the rust and rust holes.
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Unread 02-19-2006, 11:20 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help

Thanks for all the help everyone.... I can actually see the carpet coming through LOL so I guess for now to get it registered I am going to pull up the carpet enough to fill the holes with something.. Does the undercoating dry hard or is it more rubbering like the spray in bed liners... What about using fiber glass resin or something would that work as well....

Can anyone reccomend specific brands of hardener and undercoating sprays?
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