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Old 09-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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Talking Cheap floorboard fix

This is how you fix a floorboard with holes it.


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Old 09-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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No, you should use old license plates or street signs to be traditional
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:48 PM   #3
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That's funny, I did a little of that on my Brookville RPU cab. (Not BV's fault for the extra big holes) It gets really hot in Louisiana and my legs and feet were cooking this summer. A little tape and much better - enough to get me through to this winter anyway when I'll take it apart to fix it right.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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a cheap fix is the start of having to fix it again, just do it right the first time you will be much happier
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
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Yeah......but if you're broke, adapt and overcome my friend.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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a cheap fix is the start of having to fix it again, just do it right the first time you will be much happier
Agreed. A cheap fix becomes the standard after leaving it too long. Then it becomes the way you "fix" it when it goes bad again. Make a set time to fix it and stick to doing it then.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:54 PM   #7
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Holes are nature's way of giving the water that's leaking in a way to get out.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #8
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so, did you use a mig or a tig?
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:11 PM   #9
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When I built my '56 Chevy panel, it was on a real budget- still 3 kids at home- so everything was on the cheap. So I repaired the floor and lower door hing mounting area by pop riveting sheet metal over the hole (trimmed the rusted edges and used sealer around the holes before it was pop riveted in place). The only thing is- it has now been over 20 years and about 170,000 miles and it is still fine. A daily driver for nearly 10 years of that on salted Colorado roads. Other places have rusted, but no problem with the floor. Doing it "right" to me is keep it safe, do what you can afford and have the tools for, and get it on the road.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:21 PM   #10
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yea, these were all small pin holes but the metal is to thin to weld them up so i taped them untill i get a job and then they will get properly fixed.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:46 PM   #11
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This is how NOT TO fix a floorboard with holes it.

Fixed your post for you.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:32 AM   #12
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so, did you use a mig or a tig?
yes! haha
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:15 AM   #13
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What??? If your gonna do a job like that, at least use the OG. Duct tape.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:34 AM   #14
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one of my good friends does that for body work.....then bondos over it!!! i think its time for new friends. at least it makes my work look better hahaha
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:43 AM   #15
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Screen and roofing muck and then undercoat ,Problem solved ,If its a driver all fixed.....Patch from both sides with muck that is
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:53 AM   #16
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some chop strand fibreglass and epoxy resin on that and it will last for ever and then only someone that looks real hard will know what you have done he he
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:26 AM   #17
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When I built my '56 Chevy panel, it was on a real budget- still 3 kids at home- so everything was on the cheap. So I repaired the floor and lower door hing mounting area by pop riveting sheet metal over the hole (trimmed the rusted edges and used sealer around the holes before it was pop riveted in place). The only thing is- it has now been over 20 years and about 170,000 miles and it is still fine. A daily driver for nearly 10 years of that on salted Colorado roads. Other places have rusted, but no problem with the floor. Doing it "right" to me is keep it safe, do what you can afford and have the tools for, and get it on the road.
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Yep, before I had a welder and had to do things "on the cheap" this is the way I did my patch panels. Worked great.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:27 AM   #18
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one of my good friends does that for body work.....then bondos over it!!! i think its time for new friends. at least it makes my work look better hahaha

I think I bought a car from that guy!!!!@;@!#$!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #19
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one of my good friends does that for body work.....then bondos over it!!! i think its time for new friends. at least it makes my work look better hahaha

When I was in my 20's I had done that a lot. They always went to the auction after I got done


It was done for a local used car dealer............Never did by a car from them.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:12 AM   #20
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some chop strand fibreglass and epoxy resin on that and it will last for ever and then only someone that looks real hard will know what you have done he he
Man I have done this lots of times on down and dirty repairs.
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