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Unread 07-24-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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Rusty XJ, what to do?

So I brought my "new" jeep home yesterday. Well for $500 what can you expect? Anyways, the driverside floor pan is rusted through asnd part of teh rear by teh passenger wheel well is rusted through. What is my best bet?

Buy some new plate and weld it in or buy a whole new tub??

Where can I buy replacement floor pans??

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Unread 07-24-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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I'd say just get new floor pans. because if you just try replace a little bit there's a chance that more than what you expect is rusted through. you can probably get new floor pans from a dealership or you can take measurements and go to a custom shop or something and have them fabricate them for you.
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Unread 07-24-2005, 08:55 PM   #3
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Replacing the tub = $$$$

I gutted the interior, cut way the rust and welded new panels in (16 gauge steel).

Then I layed down 3 coats of rusty metal primer (rustoleum) and 4 coats of paint (also rustoleum).

You can use the old carpet or pick one up online for like 140 bucks (I went with the new one).

If you can get under and paint the underside, that should hold you over for a good 10 years.

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Unread 07-24-2005, 09:07 PM   #4
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Rip everything out, fill the holes and rhino-line the whole floor board, then buy a carpet template, and yor done.
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Unread 07-25-2005, 02:55 PM   #5
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I'll add another option. I just did some major repair (basically the whole back) using a POR-15 repair kit. Not as bling as welding in new floorpans (it is in effect, fiberglassing over the holes using super-duper-anti-rust-paint as the resin), but if you can't weld (like me), it is nice to have everything you need in 1 box.
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Unread 07-25-2005, 08:22 PM   #6
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thansk fo rthe option, bu ti can weld so I will be going that route.

I am new to this por15 stuff though, do you ahve to use a spray gun? I dotn have a spray gun, but woudl like to get some more durable paint for bumpers adn such
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