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Unread 04-09-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
Jims-87YJ
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Rusty Floor Repair questions

Hello all, I am going to be starting the repair work on my 87 in the next couple of weeks and am not sure were to start. I have this:

from the passenger side...


looking down from the top..


Fairly good rust spot int he floor and starting up the side reinforcing post/pillar.

Haven't tackled any thing like this before and looking for some guidance. I do have a welder and good basic skills (though still a beginner). Do I want to get a new rear floor replacement panel and cut what I need from it? or just use a piece of sheet metal and cut it in?

The tub will be off of the frame in another week or so as part of a total rebuild. When finished both the top and bottom of the floor will be primed and coated with Monstliner DIY bed coating.

Any help info would be appreciated, Thanks, Jim

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Unread 04-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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You can have patches welded in, or buy new rear floor pannels from quadratech. There only like 60 bucks per side.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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I had rust in pretty much the exact same spot. I am also a beginner, and I just bought some srap metal. It was way cheaper and you can get a little bit heavier gauge steel than the replacement panels because you don't have to make it look pretty like exterior body. I had to make a bunch of custom cuts so it just made more sense to buy scrap. Also where that seatbelt bolt is I used some pretty heavy plate to reinforce it. I think if I had got in an accident it would have just ripped right out of the rusty metal, but now there is no way.
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Unread 04-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. The Tub came off tonight so it should be another week or two before I start. Anyone else???
Any Welding tips for a newb?
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Unread 07-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Well thought I would post a couple after pics, Thanks for the info.







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Unread 07-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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What to VHF o man, that's some awesome work!
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Unread 07-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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Damn auto correct. Way to go!
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Unread 07-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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Looks like the welding went good for you, nice repair!
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Unread 07-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #9
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Thanks guy's, First time I ever tackled anything like this before, did a lot of surfing here and on the net in general and it made it a lot easier. The hardest parts were 1, figuring out where (how large) to cut out the old part and then 2, cutting the new panel to fit. Cutting the old out I wanted to try and make sure I had a solid place all the way around for support. To cut the new panel I made a cardboard template trimmed it fit exactly then cut the new panel just on the outside of the line so I could trim a little at a time to get a tight fit.The welding wasn't the best but I did make sure I had good penetration and it was solid. Primed all the areas with weld through primer first, the ground everything smooth and then coated with chassis saver (the black areas).
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