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Old 10-08-2019, 07:29 PM   #11
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Nah, Making new ones out of that sheet metal I have shouldn't be too big of a deal, and it's free lol.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:00 PM   #12
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I was off today for having so much OT earlier in the week, so got out and spent some time with the truck. Got the worst of the floor hole trimmed up so that its back to good metal. Figure I'll do the rocker panel and this part of the floor first since it has the cab mount, then once that's all solid I'll start on the rust behind the pedals and whatnot. Tacked together a couple pieces of the old shelving material and cut the shape of the hole out with the angle grinder.

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Old 01-24-2020, 10:43 PM   #13
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I welded a piece of channel under my floor where it rests on the cab mount. There should be pics in my build thread link in my sig. I would post a link, but they have p-bucket blocked on this firewall, so I can't narrow it down. It should be within the first several pages, though.
I remember that the hard part was finding good metal above the mount to tie into. I had to weld a plate from the channel upward to where I could weld to something sound.

I had to remove all the tar coating on the floor, but an air chisel made quick work of that. I went back with some of that foil bubble wrap that they make for wrapping ducts. Makes a good insulation before you throw the felt and carpet back down.

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Old 01-25-2020, 03:18 PM   #14
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That's what I was thinking about doing, I'll look through your build log and see how you did it, always open for ideas from people that have done this sort of stuff before haha!
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:07 AM   #15
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Oh shit that floor is shot. I need to fix the rusted spot on mine before it gets bigger. Mt floor has started rusting right behind the left front wheel. Im thinking the clutch master cylinder leaked for years and ate the metal.
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Leaking brake and clutch MCs in this truck are what led to this I'm pretty sure, plus spending a bit of time up north. The passenger side is good and solid though, so I think the fluids leaking and taking the paint off are what really did it in. I can't move forward too much until I can get my lady to come over and spend some time in the shop with me to get those pieces test fit. Don't have enough arms/hands lol.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:56 PM   #17
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sorry buddy, I have also whet through with this and my build..


so one of the bad things about my truck, there is a major leak on the roof seal between the windshield. so this caused water to drip down and hit the steering wheel. this happens even when using a power washer at a certain angle. the floor was covered in that plastic shit.


so pulling up the carpet I caught a nasty surprise.














oh the horror's didn't stop there, also there was some Jammie in the back...









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Old 03-19-2020, 01:18 PM   #18
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Here's what I have so far:


New rocker panel inside




New cab mount (4" C channel, thanks Reserector) and part of the floor
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Keep it up. Looks good.
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Keep it up. Looks good.
I second that emotion, as Smokey Robinson once said. You have work there, but it's do-able, and you will fill it up with solid steel eventually. You know what you are doing, I can see that. My only advice is the obvious. Make sure you get every bit of rust out of there right down to shiny before you install the next piece.

It doesn't matter how heavy you lay on the weld, either. Carpet will cover it all anyway, and the stronger the better. No use doing it twice down the road.
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