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Old 04-12-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Rusted floor pan

My passenger side floor pan is rusted through. I have a replacement pan but I want a better one. So once I get that I wanna have it welded in. Problem is I can't weld and it seems the minimum for a shop is like $500 and there is no way im paying that. I'll throw a case of beer or something for someone who has done it before to help me out. Is there anyone who would be willing to give a guy a hand in getting this done?

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Old 04-13-2014, 08:31 PM   #2
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I wish I could I have no experience in welding.
My suggestion is get in contact with Lincoln Tech or one of those schools and see if they can do it for you.
Good luck.

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Old 04-17-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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I can ask my father in law how much he would charge to weld it in if you do all the prep work. Let me know if you want me to ask him.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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I already cut all the bad metal out and hit it with a wire brush on my angle grinder. Yesterday I purchased a Lincoln Electric welder and will weld it in myself.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:48 PM   #5
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Good luck, let me know if you need a hand, he said he charges $50 an hour and it probably wouldn't take more then 1 hour if you prep it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:50 PM   #6
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Make sure you jump around when u weld it so u don't warp the metal. Do some spots first. Then fill in
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #7
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That's the plan. I have already done a fair bit of prep to it. I'm also planning to cut the replacement pan so it overlaps in areas and then rivet it in place. Then I can bounce around where its not riveted in and go from there.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:51 AM   #8
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Then get some seam seal and go around the piece when done and then paint it
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:28 AM   #9
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Well here is the thing. The pan isn't going to cover the whole area. Most of it but not all. I picked up replacement floor pan from quadratec a few weeks ago. Not the same style as you gave me Crash98. So once I cut the new one to the size I want. and I get that in place, I was planning to cut the one I got originally and use that to fill the gaps. The rivets are to hold the pan in place until I can weld it. I am going to install a couple new outlets in the garage to handle the 20 amp circuit the welder requires. So this gives me something to do other than install the new soft top on the Jeep.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:59 AM   #10
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Let me know if you need a hand
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #11
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I will do that Crash. I already riveted the new piece of floor pan in place. And then I cut a piece from the pan you gave me and I riveted that in place. The new floor is pretty good but its not the way I want it just yet. If I need help I will definitely hit you up man.

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