September 08, 2003

Crackling Floorpan

A couple of years ago. Mike noticed that the floorpan in front of the rear passenger seat crackled somewhat. Figuring that the original floorpan had rotted through, he placed a board over it and dropped the carpet back over the board.

Yesterday, while Mike was checking out the floorboard, he noticed that the board he had put down was starting to collapse also. So, he pulled it up to get a good look at the rotted out floorpan. As he pulled it up, this is what we saw. What looked like some small holes:

Then, he starts to work his fingers through the hole, just to see how extensive the rot is:

That's when he noticed that the floorpan felt kind of weird. It wasn't metal!!! What he was poking through was a board that someone had put over the real rotted out floorboard some time before we got the car. So, Mike pulled up the second board, and we could now see the full extent of the damage:

After the car is stripped completely down, we will put in a new floorpan.

Posted by Valkyre at September 8, 2003 08:49 PM