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Floor Pan
« on: March 27, 2017, 03:32:21 PM »
I have some rot on the driver side floor pan, I know the proper thing is to replace the floor pan.

1. I'm not a welder and do not have the proper tools.
2, having it done by a Pro I'm sure would break the bank.

any experts have any ideas?

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Re: Floor Pan
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 05:37:24 PM »
Without seeing the actual metal underneath everything it is hard to tell.  I have a love/hate relationship with POR-15. It isn't the tough as powder coat they claim, but it does OK.  I've used their matte that is like a thin fiberglass sheet with POR-15 and had decent results. I'll post a few picture of before and after with my Studebaker Daytona.

Before, sand blasted, POR-15 with Matte. While it is your choice/risk I felt the floors saw no more weight than the legs/feet resting on them. Six years later it looks the same.  It won't fly in show car circles, but I'm pushing 60 and only have so many viable years left.  I did weld new metal into my passenger front on the Pinto (last picture) but the Uni-Frame rail attaches there and needed the strength. The Studebaker is a frame car.

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Re: Floor Pan
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 07:38:49 PM »
Without seeing the actual metal underneath everything it is hard to tell.  I have a love/hate relationship with POR-15. It isn't the tough as powder coat they claim, but it does OK.  I've used their matte that is like a thin fiberglass sheet with POR-15 and had decent results. I'll post a few picture of before and after with my Studebaker Daytona.

Before, sand blasted, POR-15 with Matte. While it is your choice/risk I felt the floors saw no more weight than the legs/feet resting on them. Six years later it looks the same.  It won't fly in show car circles, but I'm pushing 60 and only have so many viable years left.  I did weld new metal into my passenger front on the Pinto (last picture) but the Uni-Frame rail attaches there and needed the strength. The Studebaker is a frame car.

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I was looking at the POR-15 Floor Pan & Trunk Kit but I thing I will need a Patch on the bad spot first.
I will get under the car tomorrow and take a good look
Joe

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Re: Floor Pan
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 08:26:44 PM »
When the driver's side floor pan on our 1983 Ranger rusted through, we had a new piece of metal welded in and paid about $90. The truck is a daily driver vehicle so we didn't care that the guy didn't use a new floor pan. Our main concern was that our feet didn't go through the floor one day!
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