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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 17th, 10, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help on tub work

I have a 67 that was set up for the track with aluminum tubs and full aluminum floor with a complete frame. I would like to keep it all aluminum but i am putting it back to the street. Would the weight be that different from the aluminum to steel tubs and welded in steel floor with a dynamat type mat. And the way they had the aluminum tubs was really rinky dink, they were fiberglassed to the quarters. How would i get the shape of the quarters to the steel tubs to weld them to the quarters. I have never did this before that is why i am unsure. I have looked in the search for a thread on this but can not find anything. Now the car is stripped and i am doing metal work etc. so i will have to make a decision soon on what to do.

1) Do i keep the aluminum and if i do will a dynamat mat kill all the noise.
2) Weld in the steel tubs and steel floor, and dynamat it.

Is the weight saving that much from a aluminum to a 16 gauge metal.

Any advice appreciated
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 17th, 10, 09:08 PM
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Re: Need some help on tub work

I dont believe there will be that much of a weight difference. You dont want to weld your tubs to your quarterpanel. Just caulk the top and bottom of the tub where it touches the quarter panels.

You will have all kinds of body work to do to the quarterpanels if you weld to them.

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Re: Need some help on tub work

I would say its in there leave it.Yes do sound deadening and do lay in and spray in both.I used second skin and am very happy.Plus adding interior panels will help as well.My car is all steel interior but was done from the jump.It may help to do a spray in bed liner on the under carrage too but you will have to prep the aluminum.Keep us posted on the progress and post some pics of what you do...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 18th, 10, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need some help on tub work

Well it isnt there thats the thing, if the weight difference is not much i would rather do the steel. But the aluminum is alot easier to install. If i just caulk the tub to the panel that would break loose i would think. I really need to post picks to show better of what i am working with. The car is in pieces stripped down and i am redoing everything. Is caulking the tub to the panel how its done are you were just worried that it would mess up the paint, if so the car is going to be repainted anyway.

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hey man check ur pm

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