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post #51 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-09-2016, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, the second photo is just a wide shot in back of the spot welds seen in the first photo. I already pulled the rubber plugs out of those large holes an inch in diameter, it's safe to say their drain holes! . Yep, I have decided to do a full full floor replacement, this rusty floor is too far gone to save. More updates coming soon...

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post #52 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 10:07 AM
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If you feel brave enough post up some pictures of the "unsave-able" floor. You might be surprised at what can be saved.

You might be surprised just how difficult it might be to fit a floor removed from another vehicle. You might end up with just as much "patch working".

I appreciate the idea that unstitching spot welds and then plug welding and spot welding (where you can - which might also be a problem) seems like the ideal way to go but things don't always fit that well.
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When welding I always , even befor grinding down give the area a light coat of 'weld through primer' this will keep any moisture away if you find you are interrupted or cannot finish.

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I bought my 114 floor panels for real cheap at klokkerholm usa. I think they were under 100 dollars each side. I bought a Lincoln welder and tank. then I bought a used jeep yj full of holes for 300dollars. learned how to weld, and how to use a cheap paint gun on my compressor, sold it for 2000 dollars
anyways, I was comfortable enough after to weld in my own floors in my 114 and they look great
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