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Re: Replacing floor boards and other things

To: Jeff Fayne <>,
Subject: Re: Replacing floor boards and other things
From: Don Malling <>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 23:36:31 -0400
Hi Jeff, 

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? 

Don Malling

Jeff Fayne wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Malling" <>
> To: "Matthew Hale" <>
> Cc: <>
> 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
> floorboard.
> Good luck and let us know how it works out...
> Jeff
> '70B

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