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Old 11-19-2015, 07:47 PM
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240D floor pan repair

The edge of the floor pan along the entire passenger side rusted through. I made some patches and welded it all up. Everything is butt welded. I didn't take the time to metal finish the seams as they are not visible.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:47 AM
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You're getting good at this!
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:10 PM
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Thanks! Here are some more views.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:14 PM
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And more:
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:39 AM
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Now who was it who was saying a while back he'd had enough of making custom panels?

How are you making them?

Have you got a thread on metalmeet going? (I haven't been over there for quite a while)
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:40 AM
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You remembered that I vowed not to make them! In this case, I don't think the footwell panel is available but I didn't research it extensively. The other floor pan pieces were fairly straightforward to make so it wasn't worth buying the whole floor pan just for the narrow strips that I needed.

In the case of the footwell piece, I used tuck shrinking to gather the metal around the bend. I didn't start a thread on metal meet or anything as I didn't consider it exciting enough!

How about you? Did you put your car back together yet!
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:02 AM
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Here's anither piece for your metal enjoyment:
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:05 AM
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And from the underside:
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:08 AM
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And the footwell piece I made, before installation:
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:40 AM
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Have you got shrinking / stretch jaws?

(This isn't a question about someone's physical attributes!)
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:45 AM
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I do actually, but the bend was too much for the shrinker stretcher alone. I did most of it by tuck shrinking but used the shrinker as well.
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:50 AM
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I do actually, but the bend was too much for the shrinker stretcher alone. I did most of it by tuck shrinking but used the shrinker as well.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:18 AM
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Haha, it just takes patience and persistence. That floor pan repair took many full days and I'm still not anywhere near done- the rocker panel around the jack point is all rotted! Clearly this a labor of love!
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:49 AM
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And it sounds like you're going to have a genuinely rust free Mercedes in Boston. I guess that's about as rare as rocking horse ****.
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