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Unread 07-20-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Replacing floor pans

I need to replace the floor pans, and rockers. I only ripped up the carpet in the cargo area, which did not seem to bad but had some holes ones I took a wire brush to it.

Here it is



Pretty much where ever you seen rust became a hole. So for now my only idea was to seal and paint it until I could replace them. I'm sure the rest is the same way if not worse

My problem is, I do not have a welder and can not weld. So doing it myself is out for now. Now, this is assuming that the transmission hump is still good and all I need is replacement pans not the whole floor. If I would get all the pans, what would you estimate a shop charging to weld them in for me? I really don't even know a shop around me that does that kind of work to get a estimate.

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Unread 07-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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I need to replace the floor pans, and rockers. I only ripped up the carpet in the cargo area, which did not seem to bad but had some holes ones I took a wire brush to it.

Pretty much where ever you seen rust became a hole. So for now my only idea was to seal and paint it until I could replace them. I'm sure the rest is the same way if not worse

My problem is, I do not have a welder and can not weld. So doing it myself is out for now. Now, this is assuming that the transmission hump is still good and all I need is replacement pans not the whole floor. If I would get all the pans, what would you estimate a shop charging to weld them in for me? I really don't even know a shop around me that does that kind of work to get a estimate.
Find a good local body shop to get an estimate, they'll usually do this kind of work. Since it is mostly labor prices will vary significantly, if all pans need replaced I'd expect something in the $2000-3000 range, more if labor rates are high in your area. The rust doesn't look too bad (of course pics can be deceiving), if they can just patch some holes/areas without replacing the whole pans it should be cheaper.

I'd start by pulling the rest of the carpet to get an idea how bad/widespread the damage is. XJs can be weird, sometimes all pans are equally rusted, sometimes one pan is rusted and the others are fine.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Cut out the rot and buy replacement pans online and have someone local weld them. Body shop is the last place I'd have it done unless money isnt an issue. Even if you cant get it welded you can overlap it and secure it with self tapping screws and caulk the seams. PO did it on mine and you can barely tell.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #4
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Cut out the rot and buy replacement pans online and have someone local weld them. Body shop is the last place I'd have it done unless money isnt an issue. Even if you cant get it welded you can overlap it and secure it with self tapping screws and caulk the seams. PO did it on mine and you can barely tell.
I'd assume JBWeld would work for this application as well?
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I'd assume JBWeld would work for this application as well?
If you go the epoxy route PC7 works better for body panels, floor pans, or just about any sheet metal.
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I'd assume JBWeld would work for this application as well?
It might.

I was going to undo the PO's work and actually weld them up, but I haven't had a problem yet from it so I haven't bothered.
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