Running with no carpet is just fine IMO. Just be careful if you have shorts on, you can burn your leg if your not careful.Not quote sure yet. I am going to start with mats and see if its too hot/cold. Hopefully I wont need the carpet because the carpet I have is trashed.
Expect to need to use Bondo or other filler to give yourself a smooth surface to paint afterward. Remember - these require a lap joint, so there is no such thing as "smooth" afterward as you WILL have a seam.I’m getting ready to do this as well. Looks like I also need a rocker panel for the driver side though... should be able to make a weekend project of it.
Just wanted to post a follow up. Its been almost 3 years now and I just got under and inspected everything. No changes from the day I finished the project. Really happy with how everything has held up.
If I understand you correctly the spots you have circled in yellow are spot welded and if you remove the spot welds you will not have to cut there which is what I did. I did have to cut the center and I cut on the sides that butted up to the outside body panels as I did not want rivets on the side of the jeep and that area was still good. So I left a flange and cut the new panels to fit so they overlapped and riveted under the jeep where no one can see,And some questions if you can help me:
The rear floor pans - do they have a flange on the back of them to go under the rear existing body piece and rivet where the factory spot welds are?
How about under the wheel tub?
It looks like the front pans go all the way under up front in the factory location too?
I am still waiting for mine to ship but looking at photos I am hoping the only side that require cutting are the side toward the center and toward the support piece that goes all the way across under the front seats. Looks like all the rest can be cut out at the spot welds?
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