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Floor pan

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Wayne67vert, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Wayne67vert

    Wayne67vert Silver Level Sponsor

    While I'm quarantined I decided to cut out the rusted driver side floor and make a replacement pan.
    I cut the side of an old filing cabinet, trimmed and trimmed to fit, then used my bead roller to make the impressions. I am please how it looks. Now to clean up the rusty areas, prime, paint and weld in place.
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  2. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    I will "file" this under outstanding re-purposing!
     
  3. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    I only see the first photo with the rusty pan... am I missing something?
     
  4. Wayne67vert

    Wayne67vert Silver Level Sponsor

    Puff4,
    try now.


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  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    That looks as if you know what you are doing:)

    Good work!
     
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  6. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    Much better. Thanks!

    Nice work!
     
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  7. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Well that is a much larger patch than the one I put in today.
     
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  8. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Wow... That is certainly adaptive reuse! Is the metal a similar gauge?
     
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  9. Wayne67vert

    Wayne67vert Silver Level Sponsor

    Alpine_64, yes it is very close to the original. It's alot cheaper than buying new metal.
    I was given 3 four drawer file cabinets and I plan to use them for my Alpine. I like recycling! :)
     
  10. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Gold Level Sponsor

    I think the metal gauge is too thin because if 20ga sheet metal (normal thickness) was used with a bead roller...and without pre-stretching the panel, it would be badly warped and unusable. You might have problems welding and burning through.
    Jan
     
  11. Jimjordan2

    Jimjordan2 Gold Level Sponsor

    Me thinks that if the quality of sheet metal workmanship is any indication, Waynes' welding is up to the job. Nice work.
     
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