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Rustproofing! February 19, 2016

02princessLisa

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Another week of progress!

Tesoro was carefully stripped of the interior floors and went to bare metal for welding up holes and rustproofing! Built to last another 40+ more years!

Yes, I will be that little old lady in 40 years driving a black 2002 with chromed out bumpers, custom BBS rims, and sexy seats.... Still wearing my heels of course! LOL! :P

Thanks to all who are following Tesoro's journey!

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Can you estimate how many hours it took to get the floor pans changed over?  I need to do the same thing and trying to estimate the body shops labour time.

 

thanks 

 

peter

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That's hard work, but damn por 15 looks so good! FYI I did mine 2 weeks ago and I found surface under that sound proofing tar on the trany tunnel and of course up behind the heater box area. Looks great :)

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Looks good but I hope that you really prepped the metal properly before applying the POR-15.  It does not stick very well to smooth metal like what you have. I actually let the surface get a little rust over flash before puting the POR-15 on because it reacts better to the surfce rust, it bonds to it and then really sticks and does what it suppose to do.  I have seen situations where POR-15 has been put directly to smooth metal like that and within 3-4 months, you could remove some of it, in sheets , from the car without too much problem.   Hopefully yopu followed the instructions very clearly for the prep so it does last a long time. I have used POR-15 a lot and when done right, it is very very good

 

Good luck with the project

 

Thanks, Rick

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Can you estimate how many hours it took to get the floor pans changed over?  I need to do the same thing and trying to estimate the body shops labour time.

 

thanks 

 

peter

Hi Peter! Those are original floor pans and I can ask my mechanic and get back to you on the labor time. I'm also scared to ask how long it took! ;-) LOL

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Looks good but I hope that you really prepped the metal properly before applying the POR-15.  It does not stick very well to smooth metal like what you have. I actually let the surface get a little rust over flash before puting the POR-15 on because it reacts better to the surfce rust, it bonds to it and then really sticks and does what it suppose to do.  I have seen situations where POR-15 has been put directly to smooth metal like that and within 3-4 months, you could remove some of it, in sheets , from the car without too much problem.   Hopefully yopu followed the instructions very clearly for the prep so it does last a long time. I have used POR-15 a lot and when done right, it is very very good

 

Good luck with the project

 

Thanks, Rick

Thanks Rick! There have been mixed reviews with POR15.... but after speaking with my mechanic we went with it as the majority of the reviews have been positive. And you are right, you have to prep the metal appropriately prior to application. There was some zinc solution brushed onto the bare metal for additional rustproofing and then the por15. I only have one shot at getting this car done right! ;-)

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Lisa, you are lucky you didn't need to do your floor pans!

Peter, if it helps, I cut out and replaced both the fronts, butt welded them. Took about 3hrs of cutting and fitting and 4 hrs of welding and grinding a side. I used aftermarket pans. They cost about 300 a side. Got them from Restoration Design. Good floor pans. Didn't go as well with the driver side front quarter.

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Lisa, bravo, you're doing a fantastic , thoughtful high quality job on Tesoro. Your dedication continues to amaze and inspire me. I now look at components of my sports car restoration and occasionally say to myself - I know how Lisa would have done this. Your romantic sense of style and dedication to quality require an admirable sense of balance, patience and vision of the final goal/success, Tesoro's excellence.  Keep up the good work. All my best, Peter

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