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How to: Floorboards
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Post Post subject: How to: Floorboards
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 01:47 AM
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Im just wondering if You can make custom floor boards just out of sheet metal, and do you have to take the body off?
If you look in my project(rust bucket baja) you can tell how much rust i have. I will be working on this hopefully march 17 in a heated garage, to april 17, any help app. thanks


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Post Post subject: Re: How to: Floorboards
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would be quicker to order full pans rather than hit and miss with fabbing something up. It fits....as far as having to lift the body up I do not know.My body was off when I did mine.


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Post Post subject: Re: How to: Floorboards
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 02:49 AM
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If you use a flat piece of sheetmetal it won't be nearly as strong as a stock type floor pan. The floor of any vehicle acts as a sheer plate (the loads & forces act on it in all directions).

I'm not saying you can't do it but, you will need to add a lot of bracing to get that strength back.


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Post Post subject: Re: How to: Floorboards
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 03:44 AM
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You could take a flat piece of sheet metal and use a dimple die and spend several days dimpling the sheet metal. Then take another flat piece of sheet and weld it to the backside of your dimpled sheet. It would be a lot stronger ,but I would just buy new pans and do it that way.


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Post Post subject: Re: How to: Floorboards
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 06:09 AM
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If you buy new pans you don't have to take the body off, but life will be so much easier and its not that hard. That's what I did. Putting in new pans is not as hard as people make it out to be as long as you take your time and do a good job.


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Post Post subject: Re: How to: Floorboards
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 07:27 PM
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I'm working on changing my floor pans as we speak. Seems like mine are welded all the way around. I bought the BUG ME video on the floopans and it was a lot of help!

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