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Offline 1FSTLS1

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Floor pans 101?
« on: January 10, 2009, 07:05:49 PM »
Next project is my floors.

My question is but weld or overlap?  Also how about the bottom of the car?  I was practicing welding in some small patches and the undercoating seems to want to catch fire.  Is it typicaly ground off the bottom and preped the same way the top side is?  I am not building a car for Barret Jackson just want it to be strong and done right.  No one will ever see uner the carpet. 
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Re: Floor pans 101?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 07:14:40 PM »
quality is in the eyes of the one who holds the title which ever way you feel fit to do it i say is right for you. i would butt weld and body work the seams top and bottom to hide the fact it was ever done but thats me. either way your mission will be accomplised and your gonna want to get that undercoating off or have water near by at all times.
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Re: Floor pans 101?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 07:24:03 PM »
Ok 1 for but weld but what do you mean by body work the seams?
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Re: Floor pans 101?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 08:37:49 PM »
Butt welding is better because you eliminate the possibility of the overlap retaining moisture, and thus allowing (or even encouraging) rot to start again.  What Rick means by "body work the seams" is that he'd take the time to smooth it all out (on top and underneath) so it wouldn't be visible like it would otherwise.

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Re: Floor pans 101?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 09:40:41 PM »
Butt welding is better because you eliminate the possibility of the overlap retaining moisture, and thus allowing (or even encouraging) rot to start again.  What Rick means by "body work the seams" is that he'd take the time to smooth it all out (on top and underneath) so it wouldn't be visible like it would otherwise.


Completely agree.
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Re: Floor pans 101?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 10:45:11 PM »
Butt welding is better because you eliminate the possibility of the overlap retaining moisture, and thus allowing (or even encouraging) rot to start again.  What Rick means by "body work the seams" is that he'd take the time to smooth it all out (on top and underneath) so it wouldn't be visible like it would otherwise.


Completely agree.

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