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#766458 - 02/17/10 02:46 PM Fred Flinstone and Me  
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Fred Flinstone and "I" have something in common. After seats and carpet removal, Im am pretty discouraged. Other guys passing thru the garage where like "DAMN". I knew it was bad from the view of exhaust installation, but this is worse. So im on the hunt for Floor pans, would prefer used because new 1s come with a $400-$500 price tag (almost what my XBOX 360 cost lol). A couple guys told me if i got some sheet metal, we could shape it, rivet it and seal it and that should work. What do you think....and yes i know its horrible but the engine looks pretty.







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#766474 - 02/17/10 04:16 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: AndreB]  
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HOLY CRAP!! thats worse than mine!!! mines a 79-ttop.. wow.. i am happy now! lol.. i would weld them in.. i am thinking of rivits too since i dont know how to weld.. goodluck.


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#766487 - 02/17/10 05:31 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: javi05]  
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Just find some good clean ones and cut them out and weld em' in. You could use rivits, I've seen it done before and it looks ok. Whatever it takes to get rid of that rust. Dont just rivit over the rust, cut it all out. Rust never stops, unless you get rid of it.


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#766490 - 02/17/10 05:35 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: Mnt86ss]  
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That does suck. Time to find some good used ones and cut them out and weld them in. Any g-body will work they are all the same. x2 got to cut it out or it will never stop. Good luck.


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#766495 - 02/17/10 06:21 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: cj84ss]  
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I have a complete used floor pan. I am missing a section of the center hump I cut out for another member. would take $75 plus shipping. I can send some pic's tonight when I get home.

#766496 - 02/17/10 06:22 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: cj84ss]  
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What about a 78 or 79 cutlass? I called the yard, and he said he has a cutlass there. Then i said how much u want for the floor..and he was puzzled Bcuz no one has ever bought a floor from him, he said make him an offer. So i gotta get up there and look at it. So will those years work? also how do u even get a floor out of the car at the junk yard?


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#766497 - 02/17/10 06:30 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: texas_aero]  
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texareo.. i will take it.. if he doesnt.? all i need is where your feet go. no hump.. passenger side mostly. will take what u got.

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#766498 - 02/17/10 06:33 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: texas_aero]  
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Originally Posted By: texas_aero
I have a complete used floor pan. I am missing a section of the center hump I cut out for another member. would take $75 plus shipping. I can send some pic's tonight when I get home.



my bad, i just read over that. Yes id like to see some pics please


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#766500 - 02/17/10 06:36 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: javi05]  
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Originally Posted By: javi05
texareo.. i will take it.. if he doesnt.? all i need is where your feet go. no hump.. passenger side mostly. will take what u got.


Actually i need both sides. I dont know how the previous owner could sleep at nite with this devestation.


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#766501 - 02/17/10 06:38 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: AndreB]  
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Originally Posted By: AndreB
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texareo.. i will take it.. if he doesnt.? all i need is where your feet go. no hump.. passenger side mostly. will take what u got.


Actually i need both sides. I dont know how the previous owner could sleep at nite with this devestation.


i feel yea man.. i couldnt.. its sitting my garage now and i cant stand it!!!


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#766526 - 02/17/10 08:47 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: javi05]  
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Don't forget seam sealer on BOTH sides of the repair or you will be redoin it again!

I cut out ALL the rusted part, ground it clean one inch all around the hole, then flanged it with a flanger, dropped in the patch panel, migged it in, then seam sealed it.

Eastwood sells a hand flanger, that works wonders. They also have a pnuematic flanger that fits an air chisel gun.

A cordless cutoff tool with cutoff discs is what you use at the pickit yard, or a cordless sawsall will do you well.

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#766543 - 02/17/10 09:34 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: redlineSS]  
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Damn Andre, you was about to be draggin your butt on the freeway if it got much worse.
1) Muriatic acid and a water hose
2) Eastwood rust converter
3) cut out any ragged edges and try to trim back so good metal is showing
4) piece of cardboard, Roll of fiberglass and a bottle of resin
5) layer it until it stops flexing and cover it up then seal the hole on the bottom side for aesthetics.
$30 in supplies and 2 days labor.. done deal


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#766602 - 02/18/10 12:48 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: SS402]  
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Originally Posted By: SS402
Damn Andre, you was about to be draggin your butt on the freeway if it got much worse.
1) Muriatic acid and a water hose
2) Eastwood rust converter
3) cut out any ragged edges and try to trim back so good metal is showing
4) piece of cardboard, Roll of fiberglass and a bottle of resin
5) layer it until it stops flexing and cover it up then seal the hole on the bottom side for aesthetics.
$30 in supplies and 2 days labor.. done deal


On those floors?!?! no There's not enough solid parts to bond to, plus that's a hack way of repairing it. Do it once, do it right. Get some good solid pans be it new or used, & weld them in as the other said. Seam seal, & coat inside & out with POR-15, one of the eastwood products, etc. done deal.

#766608 - 02/18/10 01:03 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Before I got to carried away on the floors I would check the rear frame rails, the frame by the steering box, and the seams where the trunk meets the floorboards. Just to make sure they are worth fixing "right"

#767357 - 02/20/10 02:26 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: Wisconsin]  
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holy xxxx !! you werent playing around!! man that is real bad. WOW!! were did your car come from originally?


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#767398 - 02/20/10 03:55 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: T-Top Tony]  
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andre look at what i found http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350286841176&category=34204&_trksid=p3841.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D15%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D54

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#767407 - 02/20/10 04:04 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: T-Top Tony]  
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WOW just what I was looking for THANKS for the link

#767414 - 02/20/10 04:29 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: T-Top Tony]  
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Originally Posted By: T-Top Tony
holy xxxx !! you werent playing around!! man that is real bad. WOW!! were did your car come from originally?


The previous owner was riding like this. Gives new meaning to the song Ridin Dirty. He sold the car to me for $500, basically thats how much he put into the suspension,...and i can see y, it sits up like a truck. I tried to reason with him about the floor and he wouldnt budge. Basically hes 1 of those guys who has a muscle car sittin in his driveway,..people stroll by year after year and say hey man u wana sell it, he says no.. 15yrs go by and he realizes how crappy the car has gotten from rust and the eliments. So now we have dry rot tires, rusted floor, faded paint job, cob webbed brakes, hornets nest in the engine bay, family of mice living in the tail pipes, no keys to the car(so car is unlocked all the time cuz he lost em a long time ago), bird shxx all over, old gas, etc...


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#767420 - 02/20/10 05:09 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: AndreB]  
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I thought I had the worst floor. Thanks for posting it makes me feel a little better. My floor wasnt as bad as yours but last summer I riveted in a patch on the drivers side. It worked fine. I plan on welding a new patch in the next month or 2. Hows your trunk floor look? The left side of mine had a huge hole in it. (frame checked out good though.

#767439 - 02/20/10 08:08 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: GBODYERA]  
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With rust that bad he car must have major water leaks somewhere. As Wisconsin said you better check out your frame and other rust prone spots to make sure the car is worth fixing.


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#767484 - 02/20/10 04:00 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: Buick Runner]  
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I assume the t-tops have a leak. The weather stripping is very worn. Also Im sure moisture was getting in when both doors were sagging. The frame seemed fine when i was installing the exhaust.


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#767494 - 02/20/10 04:25 PM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: AndreB]  
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be sure to check the sealer around the AC/Heater box, that is how mine ended up with a bunch of water in the pass floor


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#767599 - 02/21/10 12:07 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: AndreB]  
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That's is good news if it rotted from the inside, then the frame should be good (since that is what you saw). Probably worth fixing then.

#767641 - 02/21/10 02:38 AM Re: Fred Flinstone and Me [Re: Wisconsin]  
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you have alot of work ahead of you for sure. but its saveable and worth it .
get your self a cut off tool and a sand blaster. clean everything good. get some 18 gauge metal to make the patch's . and seal it all with seam sealer and por-15.your new floors will last a long time .


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