hey like the title speaks for itself, my floor of my caprice is completely gone, i was wondering if they sell floors that can be welded on, or if theres patches that can be welded on?
parts from dryers n washers would never come to mind lolif worst comes to worst...just buy straight sheet metals and weld what you can. i have a guy who has parts from a washer and dryer welded onto his floor pans(SUPER GHETTO I KNOW), 2 years running and no problems.
ima look around the city this week for stainless sheets, but theres sposed to be a body shop near me, for the price this guy specializes in building brand new floors for any car, so ill have to check that outI welded half a 91 florpan to a 96 rusted out and it took a weekend to do it all, from trunk to front firewall, all the holes welded up with donor caprice roof and quarter panels metal
Its doable but there another thing you will have to consider.
If the floor is that gone, it means ALL the bodymount support plates on the body are rusted out and failed. thoses are not easy to fix and even most body mount bolts will brake out.
3 years later when I got in a fender bender and scraped the car that got floor welded, when cutting the car in half i was shocked to see that the whole car was holding barely to only the middle body mount on each side.
Most of the body frame rails will be far gone in rust too.
Welding it will be band-aid it for a while but its too far gone to my opinion.
The car I'm driving now got off the road in 2001, and i fixed all the rust floor issue with stainless in autobody school, it was quite involving.
That would make it worse because you would be shooting up more onto the pans. Fool.Two words: BODY DROP
First, I don't think name calling was necessary.That would make it worse because you would be shooting up more onto the pans. Fool.
I believe he is referring to a frame drop. Which actually would be a body LIFT. You know, remove the body from the frame so you have complete access to the belly of the car.Please, tell me how dropping the body and making the floor pans closer to rain, snow, rock chipping and salt would help his cause when he is in a state that sees plenty of all the above?