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Old 09-15-2008, 10:42 PM
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i was bored waiting for fuel return lines to come in until i can get my "new" 81 300d inspected and driveable. PA will not pass a vehicle with any fuel leak.

i was sanding/grinding the paint off my wheels(as they are in cruddy condition anyways) and repainting/refinishing them.

I had the car on a jack in the front and a jackstand on the back(the 2 drivers side wheels were off.

When i replaced the front wheel and dropped the jack. the rear jack stand tipped over(since it was on an unlevel surface anyways). and went up through the floor board. Now i have a hole in my floor the size of a jack stand. and the shield over the rotor is bent and rubbing against the rotor when the car moves.

anyways, i beleive the shield can be bent back, i just needed to take a break from the car before i got too frustrated.... i am just worried on how much it is going to cost to repair my floor board.

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Old 09-15-2008, 11:48 PM
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Is there room to flatten it out and over lay it from the inside with another piece of sheet metal Epoxied down with JB Weld?
After all the Carpet covers it and no one will know there was a hole.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:04 AM
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Just beat it flat and seal it with epoxy and undercoat like was mentioned above.

Perhaps in the future safer jacking practices might be followed? Imagine if you had been under the car!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:38 AM
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if you cannot weld or do not have access to welding machinery, repair the metal as best as possible with some form of reinforcement. Rivets are another excellent idea. Once completed, rust is now your main adversary, look up a product called 'wet-flash'. Others would recommend tar products.

I have rebuilt entire wheel wells that still had rust on them using wet flash and reinforcing membranes


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