Started this project today due to a few water leaks when it rains. One was the blower motor to firewall seal which i fixed. One is the passenger side door seal which im working on now. One may be the windshield but havent found it yet. Gotta get this done before it starts snowing and I get in real trouble with water and icy carpets. I removed the seats and carpet this afternoon carefully so the carpet is still intact just in case I want to put it back down at some point. It went pretty easy except for the drivers side seat bolt that broke...ooooooof course.
Any suggestions for the bolt (pic below)...drilling out may be difficult because im sure its a hardened bolt. It looks like it just threads into the sheet metal underneath so maybe I can just punch it through and get a new bolt and nut it? Or maybe just a new hole through the bracket and floor?
Overall, the floors look to be in just OK shape. I had already peeled back the right side carpet and sprayed some Rustoleum undercoat which turns out was stupid because it doesnt stick to anything. First thing to do tomorrow afternoon is to wire wheel that all off and start fresh scuffing for the Herculiner.
Here are some pics of where im at right now....
So at this point I have three questions:
1. Those of you who have gone carpetless, what did you do with the black pads up front on the firewall where your feet are?
2. I would like to take up the rubberized tin foil matting before the Herc. Is that possible? If its not easy to do ill just wire wheel it and go over it. They are under what will be my floor mats so I dont see them taking abuse anyways.
3. I got a couple cans of Rustoleum Rusty Metal primer. Should I spray this down before the Herc?
Sry for the loooooong post. Want to get all the questions for this down for future Jeepers to find though.