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From: Renton, Washington
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posted 12-23-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK yet one more request for help. I have welded in a new floor pan and am ready to seal all the seams in the interior. (I removed all of the interior paint and sealer a while back) I have two questions

1. There are large gaps in the corners and the back side of the seat support between the seat support and the floor pans are these water runways or should I seal them up two. Cant quit tell in the pre resto pics I took.

2. Also when I am finished has anyone painted the interior metal with rubberized sound deadner, was it effective. I am modernizing the vehicle and want to keep it as quite as possible? on the inside of course

Thanks again for your great insights.


1970 Grande 3.50 9",4 wheel disc, gt40-cobra rims(soon) 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

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posted 12-24-2002 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seam sealer is used wherever panels are welded together, to keep moisture out of the weld. The Osborn Body Weld/Sealant manuals show exactly where the sealer is applied.

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posted 12-25-2002 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even though Ford put seam sealer over bare metal and it lasted a long time... is not a reason to do the same. A good primer over the bare metal area first, then the seam sealer. Rust moves laterally and can get underneath and spread.

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