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Author Topic:   Camaro build-up question # 4
Eljojo
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posted October 19, 2004 08:05 AM  
The floor pan. My floor pan has a bazillion or so rust holes in it. I was considering different options on ways to repair these places, but decided to seek the advice of the forum. There are places that are almost gone, and other spots that have just torn out the spot welds and left a hole. It's not on the chassis at this point and working both sides will be easy. Thanks, JoJo

340duster
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posted October 19, 2004 11:48 AM  
do you have to run a stock floor pan? If not cut it out.

redneck racing
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posted October 19, 2004 05:32 PM  
My new car has a good size hole on the driver side where your feet rest I just cut it out and 22ga it, it could also be plated or I could cut the floor out of a junker annd put that in the 22ga was the easiest i just pop rivited it in. Eddie

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted October 19, 2004 07:47 PM  
If you don't have to run the stock floor pan, cut it out. That should save about 100lbs. If the stock pan is ok under the driver, you might leave that and sheet metal the rest of it. Or just put thicker metal under the driver and sheet metal the rest.

Eljojo
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posted October 20, 2004 04:46 AM  
Yes, rules call for stock floor pan. I was considering fiberglassing (in spots) the underside, with a coat of cloth and resin. Opinions?

Ego Racing
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posted October 20, 2004 08:36 AM  
In your case we have gotten a peice of 1/4 inch diamond plate aluminum and put it over the drivers floorboard. It looks good and hives you traction to get out. If your floorboard gets hot from the motor this will also keep you cooler, just leave a little room between the floorboard and the aluminum and make sure there is enough holes to wash the mud out.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted October 20, 2004 07:47 PM  
That sounds like a good idea to me. (what Ego said)

bobaluuu
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posted October 20, 2004 09:03 PM  
however you do it, once seated in the car and strapped in find where your foot will work the gas comfortably. get your partner to mark it with a marker and then weld or bolt 2 pieces of 1/2 inch stock about 2 inches long, as a foot hold and placer. This simple act will allow you to drive and not have to be looking for the pedal when someone or something moves you abruptly. my pedal control is so much better using a placer point.

    

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