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1967 Spitfire MKIII - Thirteen 
            Interior work - The Floors

   Thirteen - 1967 Spitfire MKIII Specific Tasks and Procedures

  Interior    The floors     Interior Panels   Dashtop       Dash  Veneer    New Seat Covers
  Exterior     Body and paint work    The Bonnet     Ragtop Installation    Wire Wheel trunk mount  
 Engine   Carb rebuild   Battery shelf               
  Suspension    Front Suspension Rebuild     Stud anomalies   Rear Axles      


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  Tearing up the carpets for the first time revealed rusty front floor sections with the seating area not being nearly as bad.

  I couldn't see spending the $$ to completely replace the floors at this time. So after all the rust was wire wheeled away... the raw metal got a good coat of Extend (3M Rust converter) to make sure all the nooks and crannies were devoid of active rust. I then laid down a layer of fiberglass over the 'questionable' front floor areas. I tried to keep the glasswork low on the pan sidewalls so at a later date, the pans would still be easy to cut out and replace if desired.

   The passenger side cross brace also had a bit of rust that I had to deal with. I had used all the fiberglass I had on hand, and it was late at night. so I busted out my welder, some 16 gauge sheet steel ans simply welded in a small patch panel to fill the void.

    Once all done glassing in the front floor sections, everything was masked off and the entire floor area got a couple of coats of primer. The final 'white coat' was laid down later, when the whole car was painted.

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