Peter-S wrote:I wouldn't mind betting that the last four pictures are surface rust - get a god wire brush, perhaps on a drill, and clean the areas up. Then give it a coat of underseal or something similar.
The front floor is fairly straight forward as its fairly flat metal to weld in.
The rear is tricky to tell from the pictures. Quite often you can't tell how bad these things are until you start to cut out the rust.
I'd take it to a small local garage and get them to give you an estimate assuming you can't weld yourself.
Joshy wrote:Good on you for getting stuck in, I'll be the first to admit that it is a bit daunting to start hacking into the floor of your beloved car, but its the only way the problem is going to get fixed, and its going to look horrendously worse before it gets better.
If you do end up repairing it yourself, I opted to replace both skins of the bulkhead and floor rather than plonk a thicker patch of metal in. These two skins are spot welded together, and also to the chassis leg and out rigger which makes it tricky to remove. Bare in mind that there is also a slight curvature to the bulkhead skin before it overlaps with the actual floor.
I found it easier to form both my patches, spot weld them together and THEN weld them into the car in one go if that makes sense? It basically meant that I was certain both patches were going to fit in the hole i had to cut in the floor, before stuff started getting distorted from welding.
Best of luck!
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