Jump to content
jimconline

Rust Patch Repair

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

After finding the surface rust on my 1996 Defender 110 discussed in an earlier topic, I decided to do a thorough inspection to see what else might be lurking. All looks in good shape except for a rust hole in the bottom of the bulkhead on the driver's side. The metal around the hole seems fine so I am thinking of cleaning this up and welding a patch over the hole after which I shall apply some rust prevention. Any thoughts?

 

 

 

Rust-DSCF0466.jpg

Edited by jimconline

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you lifted up the floor pans yet? I had a similar issue with mine and when i took the floors out i found a lot more rot. It's easy enough to repair but can be quite extensive and will let in water when you're driving in the rain etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As above, disassemble more than you think you need to and fix it all, or you will be taking it all apart again in a year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I have removed the floor pan. All looks fine.

I should mention that the photo does not show the full extent of the rust as there is more hidden behind the footwell. Not a lot, but more than is apparent in the photo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since I don't know much about body work, I contacted  a fellow here on the island who does. Was happy with his work. I don't believe I shall have to worry about rust here again for quite some time. Interestingly the other side (passenger) shows virtually no rust. Odd.

 

Driver Side Floor Repair.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy