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Rust Proofing an 87 LX

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Old 01-07-2006, 03:56 AM
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Does anyone have a solution to the rusting problem on the underbody my LX?
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:23 AM
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do you want to prevent rust or is it already there? and if so, how bad is it ?
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:29 AM
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Get it off of there soon. That stuff is like cancer. I just replaced both floor pans and it's not cheap. If its a big job find a shop that will blast it for you. Then spray a couple times with rust repellant.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:48 AM
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do a search for por-21 you can put it on tight rust and it will stop it dead.some of the best suff out there.
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:26 PM
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How hard was it to do floorpans 5.0 MPG I gotta do my passenger side this summer and im not really lookin forward to it. Did you have to gut the whole interior?
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:39 PM
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How hard was it to do floorpans 5.0 MPG I gotta do my passenger side this summer and im not really lookin forward to it. Did you have to gut the whole interior?


You have to remove the seats, console, sill plates, kick panels and carpet. Its not an easy job, especially if you dont have the right tools. Theres two support brackets criss crossing eachother one on top (with the studs for the seats) and the other underneath that you have to cut around and weld the pans to. The pans themselves arent that expensive. About $100 each for the complete side. Its just the labor that blows.
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:44 PM
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Is it just a lot of time to do it or does it take acutal skill? Im good with a welder n cuttin torch.
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:01 PM
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It just takes time. If you have the air tools and a welder you shouldnt have a problem. The cross member inside the cabin is spot welded so you may be able to drill them out. Im not sure about the one underneath. I bought my pans from Doc's Mustang Parts. They had the best price.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:33 PM
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A co-worker of mine told me about Por-15. He said that would work also. I'm going put it on Tonite.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:38 PM
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There are about four small spots. So I believe they can be just covered up with Por-15. Once
I sand them down.
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