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Hi everyone - I just found this thread and the pictures above are exactly what I'm in the middle of doing at the moment. I've cut out all the rot from the footwell and have a repair panel ready to weld in. Looking at the repaired picture above, that's obviously been welded in place inside the vehicle - my question is, what was done on the other side? I was planning to also weld round the hole from the engine side, as otherwise it's going to be a fabulous moisture trap and will probably rot again in double quick time. Make sense?

Thanks in advance,

Ian.

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You won't be able to get at all of the weld seam from inside unless you remove the wing. You can weld from the inside, then get underneath/inside the wing and tap the overlap closed, then apply Waxoyl/seam sealer/underseal/whatever.

Or you could..............

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2mm galv plate, and therefore bullet proof smile.gif

Les.

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Hi Les - thanks for the very prompt reply! The wing is already off - it was the only way I could see how rotten the footwell was, as from the inside it didn't look too bad.... from the outside things looked rather unpleasant!

That's a very nice job there - I reckon I'll stick to my original plan and waxoyl it all prior to reassembly.

All the best,

Ian.

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Hi Les - thanks for the very prompt reply! The wing is already off - it was the only way I could see how rotten the footwell was, as from the inside it didn't look too bad.... from the outside things looked rather unpleasant!

That's a very nice job there - I reckon I'll stick to my original plan and waxoyl it all prior to reassembly.

All the best,

Ian.

If you weld galvanized be careful as its nasty stuff I did some and had a headache for about a week :(

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I recently patched both footwells on my 110.

For ease and convenience I bought repair panels from my local land rover supplier and cut patches the correct size, had the patches required been smaller or only on one face I would have made by own. Having cut out the rot and prepared the surface I then stitch welded the plates in from the inside, lots of seam sealer was applied to both sides of the joint and then i painted with stonechip, primer and topcoat.

I did this without removing the pedals or wings, with just the floor plates out. I consider this prefectly acceptable as a quick repair as there is corrosion higher up the bulkhead and I intend to replace it in the coming months. Had the bulkhead been otherwise sound I would have done as les did above and removed the necessary components to seam weld both sides.

Also worth noting is that while the drivers side is a hatefull job, the passenger side is a pleasure.

When performing this repair be mindfull of the wiring loom and fuel lines directly behind the drivers footwell, and also of any sound deadening fitted as these like to catch fire

HTH

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Hi guys,

I came across this post as I came across a patch of rust on a MY13 110 in the footwell while cleaning.

Is this something I should be raising with the dealership? Advice on mitigating the problem from developing further? Have a look at the photo attached, it's along the seam under the pedals between the bottom plate and the panel that goes up behind the steering column.

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If it's still under warranty then you have nothing to loose by showing the dealer. If you don't want to take it in then clean off as much corrosion as possible, apply a rust neutraliser of your choice, prime and repaint ....alternatively just neutralise and apply Waxoyl or Dinitrol wax. The area under the windscreen is well known for leaks from both the foam screen frame to bulkhead seal and also dummy hinge brackets and pedal boxes so it may be worth checking you are not getting water running down from that area.

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