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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old December 8th, 2018, 17:06   #241
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Itís hard to tell from the pics, but is the metal thin? Can you push a screwdriver through it? Dremel isnít going to cut it, get in there with the grinder and wire wheel, and youíll burn through the thin areas. Vinegar is a very weak acid, and itíll take a long time, especially in the cold.

If the edges of the floor pans are good, and you definitely need to replace them, Iíd be tempted to glue them in. The adhesive isnít cheap, and youíll need a special gun, but maybe you can rent or borrow one from a local body shop.

Way faster, and you wonít have to worry about weld through primer, rust, etc.. Clamping it might be an issue, but some small screws would hold it, then pull them after 24 hours. Deburr the holes, then smear more adhesive or seam sealer over them.

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Old December 9th, 2018, 13:11   #242
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Thanks for the tip. I had my dad look at it, according to him a lot of the metal is still good. There are a couple small pin holes where rust has gotten through. I've been taking a sanding stone to the pan to help reveal what's good and bad. So far it looks like I can wire wheel a lot of it out and still have good metal, just need to fill in some of the small holes. Photos to follow.
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Old December 11th, 2018, 18:48   #243
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After much adieu with the dremel, this is what I am working with. Like I said, a few small holes here and there but it doesn't seem like anything worth cutting out. I have naval jelly I can smear on there. What are your thoughts?





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Old December 11th, 2018, 20:41   #244
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After much adieu with the dremel, this is what I am working with. Like I said, a few small holes here and there but it doesn't seem like anything worth cutting out. I have naval jelly I can smear on there. What are your thoughts?





Id smear Marine Tex in it. Let it dry and sand it to your liking. Any other metal id Ospho to prevent rust. Then paint to your liking. Did this method to my 57 beetle for rust repair. Marine tex is way better than bondo, imo.

Also, a 4 or 4.5" angle grinder and a wire brush wheel works really quickly at getting spots like that shiny.....
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Old December 13th, 2018, 06:22   #245
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Thanks for the information. I think I am going to take a MIG and fill in the holes as opposed to putting filler in there. I obviously want to paint the floor with waterproof paint and I have read about rubberized marine primer and master seal bridge primer. For an undercoating, I don't have the name of it but it is a brush on, comes in a yellow can and is UV resistant.
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