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Who has replaced their floors infront of the seats in K5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reddog64, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I need to seriously replace my floors.. I dont really have a floor to replace at this point on the one side.... Should I just cut out the old, grind down, weld in a new sheet of steel and herculine it up? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    What if the supports are gone /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    LMC sells most of it...the rest is easy to fab.

    Rene
     
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    yeah but i have a hood i can use... lol...

    I'm cheap and broke...

    Think I can cut up a hood if I dont care if it matches the floorpan...

    Just gonna get herculined...

    BTW the rear herculined is hard as a rock now and awsome!!!!

    Spilt a quart or steering fluid on it.. wiped right up /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Well i used plain steel to fix my front floors too. It's just a bit more work. Try and copy the supports and stuff first, then sheet in the holes in the actual floor. Weld in small areas after it's all tacked down to lessen the warpage from the heat.

    Use some seam sealer before herculining it...

    Rene
     
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    seam sealer?

    like rtv?
    Silicon? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I used some stuff called Silaprene...it's sticks really well and stays just a little flexible without shrinking and drying over time.

    Rene
     
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    where'd you get it...

    Do i need to use it even with teh sides welded up?
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    I got a tube from my work.../forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I just ran a thin bead over all the welded seams to make sure it was sealed up and no moisture could get in the joints. With Herc it prolly isn't necessary though.

    Rene
     
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    I got a tube from NAPA for about $7 (cant remember exactly) when I did my floors a couple months ago and it worked great.
     
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    I'll do the napa visit...
    /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I have a set from JC Whitney that I never installed b/c my problem ended up being under the seat. Let me know if you want them. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Yeah, no need to be fancy. When I replaced some of the floor sections, I just got some decent gauge sheetmetal.
    Use the BFH for precision fitting /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, weld it, seam seal it and give 'er a good coating of your favorite rust inhibitor.
     
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    Yeah... my floor had a bigole crack/hole rust spot where the seat bolted in.. we cleaned it out, and then we fabed a 18-20 gauges steel plate to fit in there and we riveted it on, fiberglassed over it, and bed lined it... we also had to use some galvanized steel to patch up little holes and make up parts of the "lip" around the door. And we fiberglased over all the new metal we put in and then sanded that down and bedlined it.
     
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    umm ya i used 14 gauge for my floors......took a half a sheet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif......also did rockers...fabbed my own lip for the door seal ............welded it all but never sealed it or even painted it for that matter /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif....
     
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    LOL!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Thanks Shane!
     

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