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cracked floors

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mechted, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    ok, question for you
    the floors of my 73 are cracked around the seat mounts... (a single minor 1.5" on pass, several longer ones on driver's side)
    so could i just drill the ends of the cracks and weld em shut? or should i just bit the bullet and buy whole new floors?

    eventually i will replaced the floors... this will be a temporary thing
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    you could either weld them up or make small patch panels to replace the cracked spots /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. BIG B.

    BIG B. Registered Member

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    I had the same problem with my 87. I cleaned up the cracked area, and pounded it back to form. Then I welded the crack, and reinforced it with another piece of sheet metal which I formed to the area also. I did it about 8 months ago and it is still holding on strong. There is no sign of weaking, and it is sturdy as hell. Dont know if this helps, but it is what I did.
     
  4. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    ok, sounds like ill do that for now
    thanks guys /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
  5. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    with sheetmetal I don't think it would make a difference to drill the end of the crack before welding it. I would just weld it up and call it good.
     

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