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73 MKIII GT6 Big Red 
            Interior work - The Floors

   Big Red - 1973 GT6 MKIII Specific Tasks and Procedures

  Exterior     New Sheet Metal     The Paint     That 'Show' paint     Third Brake Light 

 Engine 

 Carb rebuild   Battery shelf    Lucas/Delco Alternator Swap    Crankcase Ventilation    
Ballast bypass Pertronix ZS/HS4/HS6 carb comparison  Hidden Oddity #17 
Transmission  Building a D type O/D harness    3 rail rebuild    Clutch     Trooper Starter     Pressure Relief Valve  

(all photos taken Sept/Oct 2002 )

       Tearing up the carpets for the first time revealed floors in reasonable shape. The typical surface rust was the first thing to clean up. The drivers side was only rusty in the corrugation channels. It appears the passenger side floor section has been replaced in the past. The center sections of the replacement floor was rusted over it's entire surface. The black on the passenger side is the replacement panel color. Obviously, the p.o. had never repainted the new floor panel after installation.

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     Drivers side                     (First inspection)                passenger side

     As usual, a hand drill and a couple of wire wheels were used to clean up the flaky surface rust. Then a coating of Permatex Extend, rust converter, was sprayed on liberally. The black in the following photos, is the effects of the Extend converting the rusty metal back to solid material.

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    Drivers side                (After Extend application)                  passenger side

     As you see, the passenger side was pretty rusty. Parts of the floor I thought looked OK, obviously were not, as the Extend attacked everything.

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    Drivers side                  (After final top coat)                   passenger side

     After  the Extend dried for 24 hours, Two coats of Rustoleum gray filler primer were applied then a final top coat of red Rustoleum. Not a perfect color match, but good enough for under the carpet.

 


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