Apr 20th, 00, 04:27 AM
We were ordering body panels yesterday for my car and when we got to the left floor pan we noticed that it was rotted out and that the previous owners had welded an aluminum pan over it instead of replace it. I told my body man that we should go ahead and replace it and he said that it would be best to do that when i had the interior done? Is that true or was he just trying to get out of doind a floor pan? When is the best time to have it done?
Apr 20th, 00, 07:45 AM
I would say your body guy is trying to get out of doing the repair on the floor. In my opinion, you want to have this done with all of the body work. A) you don't want to have someone moving those unwieldy floor pans and welding equipment around your newly painted car B) interior guys work with sewing machines and hog ring pliers, not cutting wheels and welding torches.
My '67 is in the body shop right now and the body man has cut out the rusted trunk floor and will be the one to weld in the new floor pan.
If your guy won't do this, I would consider finding a new shop.
Apr 20th, 00, 09:15 AM
i agree.nobody else should do it BUT a bodyman.you want all the heavy duty work done before you paint.sounds like a cop out to me.
[This message has been edited by ochrisl (edited 04-20-2000).]
Apr 20th, 00, 09:33 AM
Agree and you shouldn't pressure him to do it. If he doesn't want to do it then find someone else. If you pressure him into doing it he will not do as good of a job
Apr 20th, 00, 06:40 PM
Take a look at the pictures of the subframe connectors on my web site. I only had to cut a few holes in the floorpan an it made a huge mess. I had x-mas wrap the car in plastic sheeting. If your bodyman is going to cheap out on this it makes you wonder what else he may attempt.
To see a picture of my car http://www.geocities.com/casanoc