Well not really, I just have made the first cuts and taken the drivers floor off.
Here is the starting point for the removal process. Damage is quite extensive and the previous repairs have been done very poorly. Thus the whole floor has to go!
I'm cutting that area also off, when I have repaired the floor first. That way the distortion of transmission tunnel is kept to a minimum or so I hope.
I'm guessing this is going to be the case on the passenger side as well, because the spot welds are keeping the seat mounting rails attached along with some body adhesive. You would think that after 30 odd years the adhesive would have failed, but no!
I don't plan to use the rails, so I just hack them to pieces and remove them that way.
Got to say that it was the only good decision to remove the floors and frame rails. Without that decision, the rust would have been left inside the rails and the integrity of the car would have compromised along with the safety.
Better to run few simulations for the added weight and torsional stiffness of the box section compared to the OEM frame rail.
One can see that rust damage extends to the rocker panel also, so I will have to cut sections off those too and make nice patch panels for them. These repairs will be done before welding the floor, because it would be insane and pointless to weld nice floors to such a poor foundation.
Few words about the Sled... Best piece of equipment so far!
When the car is on it, I can roll under it with a creeper and even sit under the car in the transmission tunnel with my back straight. A little better than jack stands!
Fortunately hard work paid off this time!
Hopefully next time I get to start the welding and making patch panels, but as plausible outcome is that the project screeches to a halt...
You never know!