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Old October 30th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Footwell Replacement

For those of you who have repaired/replaced the rusted footwells of your truck (thanks to the OEM acoustic foam (sponges) that were placed under the rubber floor mats)- how did you do it?

The only concentrated rust area I have on my truck is in the footwell area, and I aim to replace it to prevent any further water intrusion. Already have the floorboards out (man that was fun).

Can the Rovers North or lucky 8 footwell kits be properly installed without a full bulkhead removal? At a minimum, it looks like the air conditioning under dash needs to be removed, as well as the driver foot pedal bolts.

Hoping to find someone local who could take care of the welding for me.

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Old October 30th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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For those of you who have repaired/replaced the rusted footwells of your truck (thanks to the OEM acoustic foam (sponges) that were placed under the rubber floor mats)- how did you do it?

The only concentrated rust area I have on my truck is in the footwell area, and I aim to replace it to prevent any further water intrusion. Already have the floorboards out (man that was fun).

Can the Rovers North or lucky 8 footwell kits be properly installed without a full bulkhead removal? At a minimum, it looks like the air conditioning under dash needs to be removed, as well as the driver foot pedal bolts.

Hoping to find someone local who could take care of the welding for me.

Thanks!
The short answer is yes they can be repaired in situ depending on the extent of the corrosion. the challenge is sealing it all back up/paint with everything in place.

I havent used the luck8/RN panels but we stock YRM shapes and they are an easy weld in.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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From the look of it- I'll need to replace:

LH/RH Outer Floor Panels
LH/RH Inner Floor Panels
LH/RH Outer Kick Panels
LH/RH Inner Kick Panels

In order to completely rid the area of rust, yes?
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Old October 30th, 2012, 04:13 PM
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From the look of it- I'll need to replace:

LH/RH Outer Floor Panels
LH/RH Inner Floor Panels
LH/RH Outer Kick Panels
LH/RH Inner Kick Panels

In order to completely rid the area of rust, yes?
That's not rust. I can put my arm through mine. Lol.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 04:38 PM
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That's not rust. I can put my arm through mine. Lol.
x2 well I can't put my fist through mine, but that is not bad. I would just patch and mitigate.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Put an abrasive brush pad on an angle grinder and go to town. You will get rid of the rust and it will look 100x better
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Old October 30th, 2012, 04:46 PM
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x2 well I can't put my fist through mine, but that is not bad. I would just patch and mitigate.
I wouldn't call it "good"...! The bulkhead itself is in terrific shape, the only flaws being the footwells. This is the reason I've been leaning towards replacing the footwells instead of waiting to replace the entire bulkhead.

Raptor coating the seat box and cargo area, so the floorboards had to come out anyway. Figured this was as good of an opportunity as I'd have.
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Unfortunately there are no repair panels that I know of that faithfully reproduce the originals. For that you might as well pop for a complete new bulkhead.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Put an abrasive brush pad on an angle grinder and go to town. You will get rid of the rust and it will look 100x better
Only issue is- there's a two inch hole in the driver's side that allows rain water in when driven. I'd have to patch that and then repaint everything. Thought the full panel replacement would result in a cleaner finish.

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Unfortunately there are no repair panels that I know of that faithfully reproduce the originals. For that you might as well pop for a complete new bulkhead.
That's my fear. Heard good things about YRM products, though. If the general consensus is to patch and paint, I may give it a go. I just don't have time to mess with it, and prefer to get it done right the first time-- thought the panel replacement was the right choice, and relatively speaking- it's not much money.
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YRM stuff is just bent sheet metal. It may measure out the same as the original but it looks like you made it yourself.
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