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Easy fix for interior rust holes?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by personaltrainer, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    Okay. I took out the carpet/insulation in the entire truck today. I was not totally suprised at what I found - just wished I hadn't. Yup - rust, rust holes to be exact. I have 3 holes that are about 4" x 4" if I were to make them square. I do not have the tools, knowhow, or space needed to do this thig right and replace the floor pans - SO.... given those perameters what should I do? Fiberglass? (not flexible enough). Bondo? (not water proof) what else would be a good idea and should i prep? - with POR15 or can I just use the rust inhibitor from the parts store?

    BTW these 3 holes are in the cargo area. I also have a couple of smaller holes in the drivers side floor nearest the door. The worst being a long one and it measures about 1"x 10"

    Thanks. sorry for the long post......
     
  2. 6.2 man

    6.2 man 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If you are going to cover them up again with carpet or mats ? I would just get some sheetmetal and cover tem that way and rivet them down . Maybe run sillicone beads under them. If they cover the ribs maybe hit a wrecking yard and have them cut thos pieces out of wrecked Blazers .
     
  3. 84mudmachine

    84mudmachine 1/2 ton status

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    I used sheet metal, then put a coat of fiberglass bondo on bothsides and then coated that with some roll on bed liner.
     

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