So my car caught on fire...

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  1. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    At the least I would keep a window cracked open whenever using it from now on in case the rust has also got somewhere on the exhaust.
     
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  2. eagle359

    eagle359 Glock Fanboi

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    I have seen heated seats and heated steering wheel but never a heated floor board. Leave just like that and it will keep your feet warm this WINTER. I need to ask the Dems if we still have winters.
     
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  3. nursetim

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    But it would make going to sleep easier, waking up again, well that would be very tricky without a hyperbaric chamber.
     
  4. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    Where are these scenic Jews you speak of?
     
  5. nursetim

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    :rofl: Doooh! Views, damn autocorrect!
     
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  6. 308M1A

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    That truck should only be owned by someone who does his own dentistry with linemans pliers.
     
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  7. DaleGribble

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    Here's how Dale would fix that floorboard...

    Call thine insurance agent and get full coverage.

    Pack that hole with dryer lint...

    Start it up and let it idle in the driveway (far away from any structures) until the hole in the floorboard is no longer an issue.

    Call your insurance agent back.

    :D
     
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  8. ray9898

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    If that was mine and there were no other problems I would cut out the damaged area, place a sheet metal patch over it, rivet it all the way around, caulk around the seam and then spray the entire floor board with a bedliner type material. Then get the cat fixed.
     
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  9. larry_minn

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    First that exhaust needs to be fixed. It's not the cat that looks bad? It's a connecting pipe?
    I would cut out a bit more of the floor. Get that fixed (or at minimum) there is catalytic converter putty, " bandages" you can buy. IF pipe is in better shape then it looks. MAYBE you could patch it. Then heat shield, then floor. ( With no insulation that can't take heat, no direct contact between sheets)
    I'm not sure on 90 degree pipe. Otherwise I might be tempted to cut it out, weld in a junk yard replacement.
     
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  10. Velvetfoot

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    I had a 64 VW bug that was a gift. The air to exhaust heat exchangers rusted. I became familiar with early onset of CO poisoning, I guess. Winter in NH: I'd drive a while, get that tingly feeling, open the window, freeze, close window, repeat. On that car the battery also fell through the floor pan.
     
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  11. Lowcountry_Glocker

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    my friend you officially have a "$hit box."
    Enjoy this, not many savor the fun that is a full blown "$hit box."
    You should avoid all future preventative maintenance and only address the gaping holes (such as the ones you have). reactive work, not proactive work, is key for a $hit box.
    I expect no less than 10 more years from that vehicle, and a series of posts starting today wherein you chronicle your adventures. and you should never spend more on a repair than you would on lunch at mcdonalds.
    I am staying tuned in.
     
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    Maybe. If the leak was there for a while but small, short trips. The heat, moisture can rapidly accelerate rust. It's possible the pipe damage happened during manufacture. It's possible $50 could patch it well (if he has metal clippers, scrap metal, rivet tool, wire brush....
     
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  13. Berto

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    I know the midwest wasn't kind to Japanese cars and trucks into the 90s, I'll be checking out the rest of it for sure.
     
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    That's the plan right now, unless there's more troublesome rust elsewhere.
     
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    I suspect there used to heat shield there above the header/crosspipe, gone long ago.
     
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    The cat is downstream, under the driver's seat, but I do think heat may have been a factor with the rust spot.
     
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    Do you have a welder at home?
     
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    The way I'm thinking, provided its isolated to just this spot, I'll probably tear out the carpets altogether and rhino line the floor boards over a proper repair patching, then get some weatherproof new carpets.
     
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  19. Berto

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    I have a welder friend.:D
     
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  20. Berto

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    I haven't seen any splits or holes, but it's a good possibility it's old as ****.
     
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