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One of the initial projects I tackled was/is the interior. The seats had been home to mice and the car stank of mouse pee. I tore out the seats and headliner. The side panels are great and I cleaned/vacuumed the cavities and reinstalled them. The floor was great with some surface rust. I used the usual wire cup, die grinder and elbow grease to clean it all up and then applied three coats of SEM Rust Shield. I've used POR15 and Rust Bullet in the past on projects but really like the SEM product line.

 

Here's some before/after pics.

 

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Nice. Looks so good you won't want to cover it with the carpet.lol

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Rick,

Well done.

I agree with you on the SEM products

Dan

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Thanks!

I did briefly consider the bare floor look! However, I put new carpet in and now am deciding what to do with the inside roof before I get a new headliner put in.



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Wow. Very nice. Looks like little to no rust.

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The car is amazingly solid. The PO detailed and painted the undercarriage and engine bay. I told him I appreciated the savings of my hours. The floors, dash inside, pinch welds are beautiful. I need to patch the lower rear window channel rear quarters around the wheels. I haven't welded and am thinking of patching using two-part structural adhesive.

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You are miles ahead of most restorations with a Rust Free car

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I had a 69 camaro that had new floors, inner rockers, trunk replaced. I sold it still needing quarters and lower fender patches. I don't miss that experience. When I went to look at this car, I spent most of my time underneath it with a flashlight. The seller finally asked if I was alright!

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The seller finally asked if I was alright!
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I have a bit of floor issue I will need to tackle soon, but thankfully isn't major.

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Nice work. I am also a fan of SEM products.

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Thanks! I'm leaning towards doing the inner roof the same way.

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Great Job! I've had great success with SEM products, particularly their interior dyes.

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Thanks! That was my first experience (dying a dash pad). I changed it from black to a medium blue. Fantastic results. This was after trying, with no success, some of the other brands of dye.

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Looks great, nice job. Don't see to many 67 2dr bel airs around. 



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Excellent work, Rick! I decided to take on the same project for my '68 Biscayne. I have no experience in this area and was hoping I could ask for a few pointers. Prior to finding this post, I found a lot of positive reviews for the POR15 system and purchased it accordingly at a local Jeep/4x4 store. Given it's not a big hassle to return the POR15 system, would it be worth while to return the POR15 system and order the equivalent SEM product?

Also, whoever installed my carpet used a lot of glue. I've been busting my butt to get the metal prepped properly, so this work lasts a long time.. but was wondering when enough is enough? I've attached a few pictures of the before and the current state.  Notice the very furry floor... Feedback very welcome!

Those rear seat belts were an amazing pain, Pat, so I feel your pain!!!

Lastly, I was wondering how you sealed your floor pan drain plugs?

Thanks,
Chad



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You are off to a good start Chad. The wire wheel as mentioned in the initial post is one way to go. Using an angle grinder instead of a drill will speed the process. Harbor Freight has them for about $20 on sale. More than adequate for what you are doing. Good idea to wear a face shield and gloves for safety as stuff will fly around. Other folks may have suggestions for you.

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Thanks for the tip, Pat. The vast majority of the work has been done with a drill and various wire cups/brushes (not shown). There's a Harbor Freight a few miles from my house, so I may stop by to pick up a few things. I found the scraper (shown) does a good job of getting up the glue before I start working with the wire brush. Overall, a lot of work, but I want to get this right the first (and hopefully only) time.

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That looks about as fun as a root canal. But you are doing a great job and have a plan to do a thorough job which is the important part. One of the less glamorous jobs to say the least. Those floors look to be in overall great shape which is fantastic!

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If I cover my floor with the Rust Shield, is it necessary to reapply seam seal to the covered seams?

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