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Unread 10-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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gladiator floor pan repair

has anyone used aluminum and pop rivets for a fix? part of what i cleaned out forward of the passenger seat was AL. biggest issue is the seat mounting. i don't weld and can't afford hiring a body with eqpt. to do steel. i call it "dark rainy night in the jungle wrenching"??? a small portion of the tunnel is is gone on the passenger side. {drivers side is a street sign}

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Unread 10-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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hit it up. street signs are free
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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i'd use sheet metal screws rather than pip rivets, sheet metal screws dont have a chance of getting loose and vibrating around like pio rivets
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Unread 10-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat with my 89. I'm noticing portions of the floor that are falling off under the carpet. I knew I would have to address it sooner or later.

Did you remove your carpet and then install your 'street sign aluminium' ?
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Unread 10-23-2013, 12:44 AM   #5
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Welder's really aren't that expensive. If money's that tight, could you borrow one from somebody? Might as well do it right. I had pretty much no body work or sheet metal experience and was able to replace a bunch of the floors in mine.

The Gladiators are heavy duty, get your self some 16 gauge, a hammer, and go to town. Easy to weld on stuff that's that thick.

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