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Cheap floorboard fix

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by noxided, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 739


    This is how you fix a floorboard with holes it.:)
  2. Berky
    Joined: Feb 4, 2006
    Posts: 408


    No, you should use old license plates or street signs to be traditional :eek:
  3. Wildfire
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 824


    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.
  4. 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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  5. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,879


    Yeah......but if you're broke, adapt and overcome my friend.
  6. Carpe Noctem
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 95

    Carpe Noctem
    from Las Vegas

    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.
  7. gashog
    Joined: Dec 9, 2005
    Posts: 927


    Holes are nature's way of giving the water that's leaking in a way to get out.
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,333

    Jalopy Joker

    so, did you use a mig or a tig?
  9. Rodshop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2003
    Posts: 447


    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.
  10. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 739


    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.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  11. Lotek_Racing
    Joined: Sep 6, 2006
    Posts: 693


    Fixed your post for you.
  12. .C.D.O.
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 136

    from APT

    yes! haha
  13. loco_gringo
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
    Posts: 573


    What??? If your gonna do a job like that, at least use the OG. Duct tape.
  14. fender lizard
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 139

    fender lizard
    from mcallen tx

    one of my good friends does that for body work.....then bondos over it!!!:eek: i think its time for new friends. at least it makes my work look better hahaha
  15. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,846

    from trevose pa

    Screen and roofing muck and then undercoat ,Problem solved ,If its a driver all fixed.....Patch from both sides with muck that is
  16. jonnyonedrip
    Joined: Sep 23, 2010
    Posts: 120

    from canada

    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
  17. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    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.
  18. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    I think I bought a car from that guy!!!!@;@!#$!!!!! :mad:

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

    It was done for a local used car dealer............Never did by a car from them.
  20. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,115

    from PA.

    Man I have done this lots of times on down and dirty repairs.
  21. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,180


    Back in the early sixty's when I was in high school, I used old shingles and a lot of tar.....worked pretty well but stunk when it got real hot !!!
  22. as i understand my seats and seat belts are attached to the floor, so do i really want duct tape and roofing tar to hold the floor in place
  23. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 739


    Sure you so, if you have a solid floor when you get in a wreck or have to stop fast your seat belts will yank you back real hard. With a weak floor it will flex and thus make the seat belts be smoother "untill you hid the dash or windshield"
  24. The last one I did was on my '68 Impala. I used chimney flashing, pop rivets, sheet metal screws and gutter and lap caulk. I gave it a shot from the flip side with the caulk and coated both sides with driveway crack sealer.

    I've done the fiberglass repairs for smaller holes before and they held up amazingly well. Just scoured out the major rust, did the resin and cloth thing all covered by another coat of resin on both sides. Had to let the resin set up a tad before doing the bottom side. Once you encapsulate the rust completely, it either stops it dead or slows it down.

  25. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,543

    johnny bondo
    from illinois

    hah, that might be ok for you western people.... but we got real holes....

  26. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 29,102


    That would be improvise, adapt, and overcome.;)

    I have made some basic cobled repairs over the years on cars that I needed to drive, so I have little room to talk. Never the less I would probably try and put some metal in those holes if I was building one.

    It is a doable fix though.
  27. derpr
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 233


    what kind of tape is that?
  28. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 29,102


    That's aluminum tape for sealing duct work. You can buy it at lowes or home depot or most better hardware stores.
  29. your right my mistake
  30. mr. fred flintstone your car is ready

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