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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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Time to break out the welder (floor pans)

My $500 beater. Think I should just junk it?

Driver's side isn't too bad.




Passenger side, however, is a different story. The rear crossmember for the seat is toast too, so I'll have to fabricate that as well.





The cargo area is about 60% gone too, so the fuel tank will have to come out. This bit will probably be the toughest - where the rear pan meets the wheel tubs.



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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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I need to replace my drivers side floor pan. Am I ok riveting it? I don't have a welder and i'd rather not hire someone to do that...I'm sure I can caulk the surrounding area on the top and bottom the help seal it. What are your thoughts on that?
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:31 AM   #3
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I don't think that's a really good idea. I doubt it would last very long, it won't be very strong, and chances are it'll start leaking eventually.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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Do you have an idea of how much it would cost to have someone weld one on?
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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dude floor pans from quadtratec are are cheap
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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Even cheaper from c2cfabrication.com


Cheapest I've found out there anyway
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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:01 AM   #7
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Do you have an idea of how much it would cost to have someone weld one on?
Honestly brother, I'm not sure. I'm sure a body shop would be pretty expensive though.

It's a good project to learn to weld on though, if you dare to be bold!
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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:16 AM   #8
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Honestly brother, I'm not sure. I'm sure a body shop would be pretty expensive though.

It's a good project to learn to weld on though, if you dare to be bold!
I would love to if I had a welder or any welding experience :\
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Unread 11-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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Riveting wont work. You want to cut out as much material as possible and tie the patch panels in to the uniframe. The XJ frames get tweaked easily as it is, let alone without that extra support.

Make friends with somebody that has a welder and learn. Mig welding is real simple to get the hang of.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #10
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i did my floors that were alot worse then yours with minimal knowledge and a cheap 200$ welder

check it out here

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/my-99-xj-1632169/
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Unread 11-30-2013, 09:43 PM   #11
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I used 1/4" rivets with about one inch gaps in between each rivet and bondoed the gaps between the old and new metal...all clean metal of course. My seat brackets were toast as well so I bought some 3/16" metal bars from Home Depot. I have been driving since I finished my front/rear pans since middle of summer and I have yet to notice anything wrong and my cab isn't at quiet as having carpet but hey who cares.

Check out my thread if you wish. Welding will be great if you can do it right but I have no problems with my riveting/bondoing job.

1/4" rivets can be found at harbor freight hardware stores
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