Vette(s): #1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile
#2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker
First thought is so what it's on the pass side
I'm not sure if they make a replacement piece that you can spot weld in or rivet in. If not I'd get some of that rust converter that Eastwood sells, treat it with that and then get some fiberglass matting and cover the area with that for some watertight reinforcement. I don't like hearing that you found that on a 80's car
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
The pans are available, as has been noted. It isn't an easy fix, either, but it is the best, and safest fix. A couple of pin-holes could prolly be repaired with welding, or some form of welding, but a larger hole will only get larger. That's some pretty thin metal there to start with...
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wow... floor plans available... geesh, wish that was an option 20 years ago. I had to replace dad's floors on his 76, fortunately they are still holding up, however, don't any of you guys get the notion to look underneath, not the prettiest work i've done, but it works. I had to cut out nearly all the foot area of the floor, from the firewall, to about 6-8 inches in front of the seat, few inches from the door sill to the start of the tranny tunnel, then took wire mesh(about 3/4-1 inch square mesh(rabbit wire)) rivited into the good metal down there, then laid fiberglass mat with fiberglass jelly, then came back on top with fiberglass cloth and painted in the liquid resin to get it somewhat smooth... luckily, carpet covers up a lot :)
StingrayJim NCM Lifetime Member #1936
Stingray's '76 StingrayJr's '78 Lil Red '94 (click each one to see a bigger version)
Vette(s): 1976 Stingray matching numbers. Stock 350 rebuilt, comp cam, roller rockers, push rods, 2.02 valves, +.30 flat tops, frontend & suspension rebuilt Dec 08. Interior from firewall 90% July. New exhaust, Collector plates, Paint will have to wait...& wait.
I had two small holes in my floor pan on the passenger side as well, considered all the options above and went with cleaning existing pan and POR 15, then a two part fiberglass compound (comes in tubes, real easy to use) and small piece or fiberglass mesh. Sanded up inside and underside, reapplied POR 15 and you can hardly see the difference. Worked great for me. Have pictures if you wish. Good luck. Eric...
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