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Unread 06-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Floorboard replacement material?

On my yj the pass side floorboard is in ruff shape and only a matter of time before it becomes holy. Now everything else looks solid even the pass side. I was wondering can I just buy a piece of thick guage sheet metal cut out the rot and weld in that piece or is it some other material ? Thanks

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Unread 06-13-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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Yeah, you can do that. Or get a replacement panel that has all the correct contours. Make sure you dont cut out any braces that are there though.
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Unread 06-13-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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Ok thnks man. Saw prices of floorboards like 300 400 bucks. My dad is a 20 year vet of the tin knocker field so I know he could make it pretty close to the original. Just didn't know what gauge is recommend.
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Unread 06-13-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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ooooooooooh! Um, 16 gauge or so would be fine.
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Unread 06-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #5
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I love this forum... I was gonna ask the same question today!! 16ga it is then..
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Unread 06-14-2010, 04:52 PM   #6
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In the past I've used a 28x14 pizza pan. I've heard that road signs do great, but I have no experience.
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just used pices cut from old car hoods to fix mine today.
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Another good suggestion is old appliances. Washer's, dryer's, dishwasher's, stoves, fridges, hot water heaters. Anything that has the enamel finish holds up well.
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I do have a old stop as a matter of fact. What do I do tig or weld?
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All good tips guys, and I wouldnt bother using a tig on a floor pan, mig will be fine. If you are going to have to do a lot of bending on it to make it fit. You may want to go down to 18 ga so you can bend on it easier. Or get a premade panel as shown. Make no mistake, that premade panel will require much trimming and cutting to fit so dont expect to drop it in and weld.
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