SPLU311-02914 Interior Redo - Sort Of

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C.Costine wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 7:41 pm I hope that you marked the rust holes with a bright colored felt tip. You could pay them for a lot of hours trying to find them.
This guy is good, he found some I didn't see. He was telling me about some of the cars that come in. Some are real rust buckets and the people pay to have them fixed anyway even though they're not going to be worth it.

Had a Mustang Boss 302 come. $175k car when done, owner spent $40k with him it was so bad. He also did some work on a 67 roadster.

Said he used to have a sign up but took it down. Too many people coming in and wasting his time. All referral and a Craigslist ad.
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While I do puzzles at home, Curtis does another form of puzzle... looking good!
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Gregs672000 wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 8:48 am While I do puzzles at home, Curtis does another form of puzzle... looking good!
The car is just up the road from you on Hwy 410.
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So while this car is out for repairs I'm doing some work on the other car. Cleaning with wire wheels and blasting.

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Yay! I have new floors and wheel wells. Next the pillar and a couple other spots. It's only about a 35 minute drive from my house.

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You are moving right along, and two projects at once?? Impressive!
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notoptoy wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 1:50 pm You are moving right along, and two projects at once?? Impressive!
Thanks, but not so impressive. The other car has been sitting in my garage since 2001. I'm tired of it and having two cars down is irritating. Since the one is out of the garage it is much easier to work on the other now.

Spent the morning making wiring. Time for something else now.
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So, on the older cars it looks like the floor pans have a metal strip between the seat rails, but not underneath them? Is that correct?
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todd lorber wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 2:11 pm So, on the older cars it looks like the floor pans have a metal strip between the seat rails, but not underneath them? Is that correct?
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On my '69 I've got one more strip to drill out the spot welds on so that I can clean up the floor pans (4 strips total, which has been a bit of a PITA). Once the floors are coated I'm welding in new strips that are a bit thicker-just because it seems like the originals were a bit flimsy.
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Curtis, sorry to but in here but I feel compelled to add this since you've done so much work on the floor pans, and since I'm going through this right now. Most of the corrosion I found on my pans was between the strips and the floor pans. The moisture got trapped there and that area was not ever coated by the tar since the strips were welded in place before the coating. That's why I removed all of them. In some spots of the floor pans I had to weld in new steel-in others I just removed surface rust. But basically ALL areas that had 2 layers of metal laminated had rust. I plan to POR 15 all surfaces and then remove it where the spot welds will be made in order to try to prevent the same from happening in the future.
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Understood. I am not removing the strips unless I see a problem from below. And that will be for the guy repairing it to determine.
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todd lorber wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 5:08 pm On my '69 I've got one more strip to drill out the spot welds on so that I can clean up the floor pans (4 strips total, which has been a bit of a PITA). Once the floors are coated I'm welding in new strips that are a bit thicker-just because it seems like the originals were a bit flimsy.
Todd, those original strips are plenty heavy enough. They work in tension as opposed to compression or twist so it doesn't take a lot of thickness.
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C.Costine wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 5:06 pm
todd lorber wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 5:08 pm On my '69 I've got one more strip to drill out the spot welds on so that I can clean up the floor pans (4 strips total, which has been a bit of a PITA). Once the floors are coated I'm welding in new strips that are a bit thicker-just because it seems like the originals were a bit flimsy.
Todd, those original strips are plenty heavy enough. They work in tension as opposed to compression or twist so it doesn't take a lot of thickness.
Unfortunately the seat washers do NOT seem to be good enough since all 3 bodies I have are cracked. I'm having thicker reinforcement plates welded on the bottom.
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10/4.
For reference I am posting my before and after welding. Pretty much all of the rust was between the strips and the floor pans.
I just recoated the floor pans this morning. Once dry I will rosette weld in the new strips.
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Also, while at it I welded in a reinforcement plate for the parking brake bracket. It was pretty flimsy beforehand.
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