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How do I fix a rust hole?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    well when i took out my carpet i found a rust hole near the floorboard of the back seat. and this hole is all the way through. i was wondering how do i fix it. ?
    i was thinking of cutting the area out w/ a welder, then use a piece of metal to weld in over it.
    but you guys would know better than i.
    thanks
    heres a pic of the hole [i hope it worked, if not its in the pictures part of my webpage]
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    You could use some POR 15 if its not too big, or some of their epoxy putty. Make sure you put rust tough or something similar on the weld, they have rust on them a few weeks after you weld.

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    back to the top
    i need help!

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    <font color=blue>You cant use a welder to cut, you need a jigsaw or something. What kind of welder are you going to use? I would cut the metal out in a rectangle shape around the rust and make a patch. Go to a metal suply store with the cut out peice and see if they have some scrap metal that would work. Cut it to the size of the part you cut out, then use magnets to hold it in place. Make a few small welds and weld them far apart from each other. Let it cool in between welds, this will keep the metal from warping from heat. Oh yeah take out that piece of carpet and check that for rust too. This area rusts quickly, just look at this hole! [​IMG]

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    This is the drivers side, right in front of the part where the floor rises up to the rear, and yes thats the ground going by.


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    pic didnt work.
    i dont know what kinda welder it is, but i knwo i can cutt metal.my dads best friend is gonna do it

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    I had great luck with the fiberglass resin, and cloth that they use to repair the hulls on boats.. i can take a hammer to it...it's that tough...I drilled pilot holes through it so i could put the trim piece back on (inside on the floor) trust me, it works.. just watch the fumes, they give a kick....

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