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RUST,and rust repair
Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:21 PM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:50 PM
You can repair that floor.Won't be easy,but it doesn't have to be perfect either.We'll all try to help you out with pics,or scans of FSM's or FPM's.You can at least get the important points down,if there are any for that area you're working on.Were the seat mounting points still there?If the rot was just sheetmetal floor then you're not doing so bad.I looked at the pics very quickly before.
We're all wanting reproduction parts,but I don't see that happening much at all.:-\
Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:28 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:53 PM
Strip everything out of that interior.You're probably going to find some stuff you don't like behind the dash too.All needs to be dealt with.And besides,you'll be that much more ahead of the game if it does become a parts car.
I can't emphasize this enough,keep everything labeld and organized.Although this is a really simple car,as time goes by even the simplest of items can perplex your day.
You at least have your head on your shoulders about it,I can see that.thumbs up
Drop the gas tank,I guess you're doing that already.Get the bumpers off,splash pans,exhaust chunks (asuming it's like most sitting Subarus),etc.
If the ceiling liner is good,don't touch it.
Please get it as best as you can and take some more pictures.Not sure if WagonsOnly has looked in on this but he/we should have some floor sections from a '75 4WD wagon that might help.
Mosty you need it stiff,solid,and trustworthy.Replacing with the pressed steel pieces it was originally assembled with is most likely not going to happen.But if you ask me if I care......no way! You'll have that body style rolling and if somebody needs to be picky about it call me and I'll kick their :cool:
And,if need be,I thnik you've got an excellent shot at finding another.There were TONS of those as they were very popular with ladies,so they're still out there,albeit a handfull of them.
Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:07 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:19 AM
The rust you have started from the inside out. Again I stress the importance of good rubber!! (That's why the exhaust is still good!)
Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:16 AM
Not sure if WagonsOnly has looked in on this but he/we should have some floor sections from a '75 4WD wagon that might help.
He/I/we have rockers from a '75 wagon, but no floor sections that I'm aware of (unless you kept them in your loft, Paul). But anything I can do to help, please remember I have the same car--feel free to send me a PM or email.
Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:29 PM
Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:50 AM
Basically,it'll be a call to arms.Scatter and seek,bring back good news.Then plan a financial undertaking once we're sure we have what we're looking for.
With each approach we need to explain to every vendor that this would be a group purchase,not just one or two cars.Most likely upwards of 50 cars +.
Getting back to your '76,that's a smart approach.Cover it,let the rain go over it now instead of into it.Where you're at it'll sit fine.
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