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Offline JimPit

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RUST
« on: June 20, 2007, 04:43:14 PM »
I just noticed a severe rust problem in the back seat floor area of my
'65 Eldo Conv. The floor area in front of the back seat is almost rusted through.
Am I in bad shape? Can it be repaired? HELP!

Re: RUST
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 06:02:37 PM »
I just noticed a severe rust problem in the back seat floor area of my
'65 Eldo Conv. The floor area in front of the back seat is almost rusted through.
Am I in bad shape? Can it be repaired? HELP!

Sure it can be fixed -- anything can with enough time, effort and $$.
You'll have to take the back seat and rug out to get a better idea how
extensive the damage is.  BTY, I had to replace the entire floor and
trunk on a '55 convertible I restored.  I wound up getting a complete
new floor pan from a parts car in Arizona -- but mine was beyond repair. 

Sounds like your problem is not that bad and a welded in repair patch
could take care of it.  Good luck, Mike
1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
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Offline JimPit

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Re: RUST
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 08:18:59 PM »
I just noticed a severe rust problem in the back seat floor area of my
'65 Eldo Conv. The floor area in front of the back seat is almost rusted through.
Am I in bad shape? Can it be repaired? HELP!

THANKS - I'm new at this and it really freaked me out. The seat is gone and the ruds are up so I'll take it to a welder.
Thanks again.

Sure it can be fixed -- anything can with enough time, effort and $$.
You'll have to take the back seat and rug out to get a better idea how
extensive the damage is.  BTY, I had to replace the entire floor and
trunk on a '55 convertible I restored.  I wound up getting a complete
new floor pan from a parts car in Arizona -- but mine was beyond repair. 

Sounds like your problem is not that bad and a welded in repair patch
could take care of it.  Good luck, Mike

Re: RUST
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 11:07:48 PM »
I just noticed a severe rust problem in the back seat floor area of my
'65 Eldo Conv. The floor area in front of the back seat is almost rusted through.
Am I in bad shape? Can it be repaired? HELP!

THANKS - I'm new at this and it really freaked me out. The seat is gone and the ruds are up so I'll take it to a welder.
Thanks again.

Sure it can be fixed -- anything can with enough time, effort and $$.
You'll have to take the back seat and rug out to get a better idea how
extensive the damage is.  BTY, I had to replace the entire floor and
trunk on a '55 convertible I restored.  I wound up getting a complete
new floor pan from a parts car in Arizona -- but mine was beyond repair. 

Sounds like your problem is not that bad and a welded in repair patch
could take care of it.  Good luck, Mike

Jim:

One thing I forgot to mention -- do youself a favor and find out WHERE the
water is coming in and fix that leak.  Otherwise, you'll be doing this repair job
all over again in a few years.  Convertibles are natural leakers after the weather
stripping dries out and once the water saturates the rug -- you're in trouble
again!  Mike
1955 Cadillac Eldorado
1973 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
2004 Escalade
1997 GMC Suburban 4X4, 454 engine, 3/4 ton
custom built by Santa Fe in Evansville, IN
2011 Buick Lucerne CX
-------------------------------------
CLCMRC Museum Benefactor #38
Past: VP International Affiliates, Museum Board Director, President / Director Pittsburgh Region

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: RUST
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007, 11:17:38 PM »
I am in total agreeanbce with Mike.

Before you attempt to repair the rust, locate and fix the culprit in the first place.

And, if possible, increase the size of the drains so it will never get blocked again.   Plus, knowing where it is, you will always be cleaning it out.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

 

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