Originally Posted by SSEBONNE4EVA
Thats the point as lash stated. How long you want it to last. It would last well with rivets but would not meet some local inspection codes.
Inspection, there is not much of this applied in the Province of Quebec compared to Ontario or many US states where you are obliged to pass an yearly inspection, so I will not be too much bothered about this type of control.
On the other hand, well... the best years of my car are over for sure but this little hell is just don't want to give up!!! The softness of the floor is an issue I need to solve to make sure it is safe thow.
Someone has recommended at work the following repair protocole;
use 2 sheets of sheet metal (gauge 16 or 20) sandwiching the current floor in between and secure the new sheets by drilling several thru holes to suit steel corrosion resistant bolts, large washers and install 2 nuts per bolt to interlock and torque each nuts at 65 lbs.
Once this is in place, weld the newsheet metal plates to the rockers frame.
The only thing that he state thowis that the rockers under each doors must be in good condition (not rotten by corrosion) and if they are bad, that I must fix them using "all metal" filling to restore the rockers strenght.
After that, coat inside out with a primer and an anti rust enamel.
Is it making sens to you guys?