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Rivets or weld?


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I have a 3"x5" section of rust on the passenger floor board. What would you recommend?

Have searched and have come up with differing opinions. Have a good friend who has experience fabbing sheet metal mentioned rivets, solder, and or welding. Can go any direction, not a show car.

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we recently replaced a much needed and long over do section in my drivers floor pan resulting from a master cylinder leak and i used aluminum with aluminum rivets...

for the most part airplanes are held together by rivets...so i figured that was a safe bet for my small patch...especially since i'm not a welder and don't know anyone that would have done it for me....

hubby cut the bad metal out, shaped a new section of aluminum about an inch larger than the hole, used polyurethane goop to make a seal the n riveted it down

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Weld. You will be happier later, and it will be better for the car.

If you can't weld - find a buddy and bribe him (or her) with whatever you have to. I bought my buddy that can weld a new welding helmet, and done a buch of other favors for him. In return, he's welded a new floor in my mini, welded the hood latch back together, and he's fixing a guard for my Porsche.

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