Floor reinforcement gone from bad to ugly!

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Floor reinforcement gone from bad to ugly!

Postby 2RM » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:17 pm

So bad news, my front sway bar mounting point broke off on the right side! :doh: It was rusted pretty bad when I bought the car but now its gone. I wanted to replace the complete floor reinforcement on the right side but the part is discontinued! I wounder if the GT, GTS share the same part with all trac or not? Although those could be unavialable as well. Have to come up with a plan how to fix it.... Maybe section something in???? Your suggestions, please. I know it is a pretty common problem for st185s.
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Postby WarTowels » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:35 pm

Both of mine came off also. :cry:

I had them welded up. That was last year, and he did a lack luster job. One is still secure, the other isn't.

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Postby Wicked Toys » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:50 pm

I currently have this issue on my passenger side. I plan on getting a restoration shop to cut and weld it back together next year.
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Postby 2RM » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:45 pm

Ok, its fixed! :) I couldnt get a new rail or make one up. It is too small to make out of sheet metal. At least I tried but it came out too big, so I decided to cut a part of the old rused out one and replace it with a stip of 3mill steel. It came out nice. It doesent look factory but sure is better than a rusted out piece of rail. The biggest pita was to clean all that factory undercoating for a good weld. It is very thick and in some spots like 4 mills thick! Cant grinde it of it clogs the grinding disks up! So I had to srape it of with a little screwdriver :doh:. It took me 2hours to srape it of. Hope its going to hold well! :D
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Postby WarTowels » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:02 pm

Pics?
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Postby Mafix » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:53 pm

i hope so too. your car is far too nice to have these issues.
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Postby 2RM » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:04 pm

Didnt take pics. Maybe will take some and post later...
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