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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009, 10:24:25 AM »
Also how about seperating them from the old floors?  Air chisle?  Drill out old plug welds?  I will try to post up some pictures soon.

Both. Drilling out the old welds will make it easier to separate them with the air chisel.
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009, 12:07:30 PM »
Drill out the spot welds holding the floor pans to the braces, you won't need an air chisel.


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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2009, 06:31:55 PM »
Made some progress Friday and Sunday:













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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2009, 07:09:50 PM »
That looks pretty good! ;)

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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2009, 08:26:08 PM »
Let me ask this question, are you overlapping the pans on the existing metal or are you doing butt welding ( exact fit )
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2009, 08:48:07 PM »
That's a really good job! I hope mine come out half that good when I'm done.
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2009, 11:39:24 PM »
Looks good...are you planning to cut and install the original drain plugs?
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2009, 11:51:55 PM »
not bad for a flux box , just remember to keep the joints clean of all rust and junk .

and jeff you cheat you have more to work with than I do .

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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2009, 12:03:26 AM »
and jeff you cheat you have more to work with than I do .


I only have my brain to use so trust me, I'm not cheating  :D :D


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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2009, 12:13:16 AM »
you know I outta ....... na its too far to drive ...  :D :D

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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2009, 06:13:15 AM »
Some overlaping some but joint. 
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2009, 02:02:29 PM »
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Looks good...are you planning to cut and install the original drain plugs?

Not sure I dont think so.  The originals are rotted.  The car is not going to see any rain for the most part.  What are your guys's thoughts on the matter? 
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2009, 02:41:28 PM »
i would leave them the way they are unless you live where there is a lot of flooding
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2009, 04:48:19 PM »
This may be a little bit late but .........

http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/tutorial.htm
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Re: Help w welding floors
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2009, 10:47:02 AM »
When your done welding, grind down the welds flush and get some brushable 3M seam sealer and brush down the welds.
This willl help to seal off any pin holes that may not be visible to the eye.
Here is a thread when I done mine.  http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=4022.0
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