Alas, the floor has dropped

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Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by ruckman101 » Sat May 24, 2014 6:14 pm

Cheryle came out of the store to find the floor of Gretchen Ghia on the driver's side under the rear seat on the ground today. Guess it's time to replace those floors.


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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by Amskeptic » Sun May 25, 2014 2:00 pm

ruckman101 wrote:Cheryle came out of the store to find the floor of Gretchen Ghia on the driver's side under the rear seat on the ground today. Guess it's time to replace those floors.


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I hope she took pictures. So:

a) find a 40 mph speed limit sign and cut to size.

b) pan-off restoration!
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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by ruckman101 » Sun May 25, 2014 4:38 pm

You're raining on Cheryle's parade Colin. Pictures forth-coming.


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Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 26, 2014 6:41 pm

ruckman101 wrote:You're raining on Cheryle's parade Colin. Pictures forth-coming.


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Awaiting pictures while the paint here in Pensacola maybe dries.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 121,400 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 92,435 miles

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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by Xelmon » Tue May 27, 2014 10:01 am

Yeeeaaahh, I wanna see this too.

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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by ruckman101 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:52 pm

Finally got the camera to task. Here's the chunk that dropped, with Doug Fir cone for scale.

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And here's the view from inside. This is under the back seat behind the driver seat.

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And from under the car.

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Systemic.


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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by Xelmon » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:49 am

Uuhhhh... You're going to need a lot of Por for that.

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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by hambone » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:05 pm

To big for fiberglass mat...those Ghias are rusty assed cars.
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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:23 pm

Think it'll buff out?

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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:28 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
ruckman101 wrote:You're raining on Cheryle's parade Colin. Pictures forth-coming.


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Awaiting pictures while the paint here in Pensacola maybe dries.
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I mis-read. Pan off restoration it is. A patch would be raining on Cheryle's parade. It certainly is fantastic to have a partner equally as enthusiastic about such a project. In the past, I got the "Why don't you just get a real car" more than once.


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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by Xelmon » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:15 pm

!

Awesome to hear, hope it gets better from here!

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Re: Alas, the floor has dropped

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:48 am

Dealing with rust is always better. That stuff never sleeps. Beyond that, "better" at this point would be no other rust. We know that's not happening. So it becomes qualitative. Then "better" becomes the hope for minimum, not as bad as expected, salvageable, doable.


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