Hi guys, I recently had the passenger seat in my 89 ls come loose on one corner like the bolt broke. So I removed the whole seat and lifted the carpet and... Oh my God the entire brace on the floor pan is completely gone, just totally rusted away! I scooped out several cups of rust flakes that used to be the brace (not sure what it's actually called, the steel part that rises off the floor pan that the seat bolts to) It is completely rotted away. This car has always leaked, I think around the windshield seal but not sure. Sometimes when it rains there will be a wet spot on the floor on the drivers and passenger sides. At this point I'm not sure what to do, I was hoping the bolt had just rusted a hole in the brace and I could make some sort of backing plate to bolt to but there's nothing left to work with. The floor pan is still intact although it has Rust on the top side. I took a couple of pictures I'll see if I can post them. I'm thinking the best thing to do is to weld another brace in there but I'm worried that the floor pan is too thin from the Rust on the top side once I get that off with a wire wheel. I've heard that some people use 3M body panel adhesive in place of welding, I guess it's supposed to be stronger that welding but I've never used that before. Sorry for the long post, I just really hate that this happened and now I'm driving around in a car without a passenger seat lol. Thanks in advance for any advice you guys might have.
Last edited by Rodeo Joe; 12-24-2015 at 01:57 PM.
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