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1972 datsun 240z floors and rolling boards

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Just received a call from the paint shop asking me for new floor pans and rolling boards. Who sells high quality and thick metal gauge floor pans and rolling boards? Are MSA Quality reliable?

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Zedd Findings for the win! Floor pans anyways. I don't think he does the running boards.

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Well i hereby attach the surprise i found after the paint shop decided to really get into the metal. Can someone advise what parts should i replace from the pics i took today. The floor pans and support rail definitely. Dog Legs? Wheel Arches? Member? Member side left.jpg

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Floor Pans,yes, Rockers, probably, and you never really showed the Dog Legs.  Wouldn't be unusual to replace them also. Can't see the extent of the Rocker rot, I say go big and do it all.  Patch the front wheel wells and check your frame rails. Call it  a normal day in  Z land.

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General rule of thumb, If there is a hole where it used to be solid,  it's probably a good thing to repair it.  So the next rust hole you come across, either patch it or replace it.  That is about as specific as I am willing to offer.

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Where can i purchase very high quality metal rocker panels? I read most people are using TABCO or MSA?


https://tabcoparts.com/cars/datsun/2...1970-1978.HTML


Should i order 16740L and 16740R? What if i want to go all the way from one end to the other? should i also get 16750L and 16750R?? Need to make my decisión fast as i have the car in the shop!

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On ‎03‎/‎29‎/‎2016 at 9:04 PM, gwri8 said:

General rule of thumb, If there is a hole where it used to be solid,  it's probably a good thing to repair it.  So the next rust hole you come across, either patch it or replace it.  That is about as specific as I am willing to offer.

Hi Gwri8,

Just ordered both floors and support rails from Zeddfindings in Canada and both rocker panel from EBay. I hope the shop doesnt ask for anything else and start patching any other hole. Some people are just lazy to patch!

http://www.datsunzparts.com/

Do you know how to apply the POR-15 on both of these floors and rocker panels once the car is prepared? Any instructional video or suggestion?

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I appreciate the OP's enthusiasm here but seriously..... only so much hand holding can be expected! 

OP: Google is your friend, research the threads on this topic in this and many other forums, join a local car club....

You will get much better responses and support from members here if you are not asking for information and instructional videos on how to put your pants on....

 

PS: Excellent choice in the Zedd Findings products

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5 hours ago, wheee! said:

You will get much better responses and support from members here if you are not asking for information and instructional videos on how to put your pants on....

 

Pants? Who's wearing pants?

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9 hours ago, wheee! said:

 

Ok Whee and CHL240Z,  Just for you two I'm gonna let you subscribe to my "Garage Cam" site.  For only 9.95/mo you can see everything, 24/7.  All I need is your Credit Card  and Social Security #'s.  Hurry now, because the Oil Change episode is coming soon and you don't want to miss is the dipstick action!  It only happens once every three months (or so).  Operators are waiting!

Edit:  And I apologize for the hijack.

P.S. - Pants are optional.

Edited by gwri8

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I'm in! Do you accept Canadian viewers in beaver hats and no pants?

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On 4/1/2016 at 9:27 PM, wheee! said:

I'm in! Do you accept Canadian viewers in beaver hats and no pants?

 My first mental image was Monty Python-Lumberjacks! I must be getting old.

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 My first mental image was Monty Python-Lumberjacks! I must be getting old.

Or Red Green and his duct tape emporium at the Possum Lodge....

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I'm sure that in Canada as in the United States, where you wear your beaver is a personal choice.  

If you need duct tape also, well……….

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On ‎03‎/‎31‎/‎2016 at 11:50 AM, gwri8 said:

Instructions are on the can.

 

Okay. I just want to know if after replacing the floor pans, support rails and rocker panels both left and right, i must clean the metal with the cleaner that comes in the Floor Pan kit, prep the metal and then apply POR 15 with the compressor paint gun? Should it be done under and over the panels?

 

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You should read the msd sheets that came with the coatings, that will answer all your questions.

Bare metal needs primed and top coated no matter what you've read. It's a fact of paint 101.

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