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I pulled out my carpet today in the '81cdv and of course there are rot holes in my passenger side floor. Lots of rust and rot, but only on the passenger side. The drivers side looks brand new. I'm looking for some tips on how to cheaply and easily patch these. My idea was to grind out the rust areas and paint the bare edges left. Get thin sheet metal and pound it to shape. Then weld in the sheet metal. Does this sound right? Maybe some rtv in there too. 10 years ago I would have thrown the new carpet over the holes and not thought twice about it, but I'm trying to stop doing thing like that these days. If anybody can give me some tips or pointers it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I payed $200 for the car when I started this project. I think I'm going to saw the old fenders and try to use them for the sheet metal. I don't care what it looks like, it's covered by carpet. I just don't want a barn door open for the mice this winter, I just got them out. If I can't find a rivet gun, would sheet metal screws be too rigged looking? The car's so low after the eibach springs, no one can see under it. If I ever get rid of this car it will be stripped and crushed. I won't part with my 472.

And no, I'm not good with metal, I was hoping to pick it up during this project. That's how I've been handling everything else with this car and am further than I thought I could get. Junk yard will be the next step. I have a good on that you can pretty much do whatever you want in.
 
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