Thanks, sounds good.
What kind of drill bits are you using that you can avoid drilling into
the cross member with the point of the drill?
Jeff Fayne wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Malling" <email@example.com>
> To: "Matthew Hale" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Replacing floor boards and other things
> > I have the same question. How do I remove the old floor panels from the
> > cross member?
> What I did is:
> Cut out the old floor panels up to the point where they meet the cross
> member, trans tunnel, sill and firewall. I used an air chisel with a panel
> cutter bit, but you probably could use a saw-all or jigsaw to do this. This
> leaves portion that is spot welded.
> I then drilled each spot weld , using a drill bit that is slightly larger
> than the spot weld. It will take some practice, but try to drill only as
> deep as the floorboard layer.
> You should then be able "peel" the remaining floorboard away from the
> crossmember (and tunnel/sill/etc.) using a hammer and chisel (or an air
> chisel with a spot weld cutter bit).
> Dress the crossmember/tunnel/sill with the grinder to remove any remaining
> Good luck and let us know how it works out...
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