Wagon Rear floor repair

jeepcrazy69

Bigger Hammer
Oct 15, 2010
97
Henniker, NH
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Hey guys i got digging into my 57 and discovered that most of the rear floor is shot. Does anyone have an tips or suggestions on th emost effecient way to repair the floor? The rest of the body is solid so i dont want to do a body swap. One thought i had was take a pickup bed and cut it to size or just weld in a new floor and fabricate the reliefs. I am wide open to suggestions!

Thanks in advance!
 
Persoanlly, I like your idea of taking a floor section from an old PU bed. Especially if you can find one with a rib pattern that comes close to matching. Good idea!
 
I had the same dilemma a while bock on my resto. My SD's floor was really bad and I wanted it to look right, so we went the extreme route and cut out a good floor from a donor wagon and swapped it in. This was a lot of work, but man it looks perfect now. I suppose that using the bed of a pick up would work pretty well too. I just happen to find a good donor vehicle for sale near me so we went with that. Check out my build (nugilo) in the build threads vans you'll see how it went. Good luck. Having the back floor solid on these wagons really goes a long way in improving the driveability of these great vehicles.
 
nugilo said:
I had the same dilemma a while bock on my resto. My SD's floor was really bad and I wanted it to look right, so we went the extreme route and cut out a good floor from a donor wagon and swapped it in. This was a lot of work, but man it looks perfect now. I suppose that using the bed of a pick up would work pretty well too. I just happen to find a good donor vehicle for sale near me so we went with that. Check out my build (nugilo) in the build threads vans you'll see how it went. Good luck. Having the back floor solid on these wagons really goes a long way in improving the driveability of these great vehicles.
Hey thanks one question, this might be obviouse to some but where did you get your new replacment panels from? I think what i can replace would be better than repairing!

thanks!
 
I got all my replacement panels from Walks 4wd, although Willys America, Kaiser Willys and Willys all have pretty much the same stuff. Some people have had some fitment issues with replacement panels, but my SD was so bad that the fabricator was redoing so much, he didn't note any difficulties with the fit. I guess that if you are just doing smaller patches, I don't know how much fiddling you will need to do to get things to tie in well. Overall though, it is always better to get rid of the nasty rusty stuff completely if you can.
 
I enjoy hearing about and seeing the removal of old rusty metal being replaced with shinny new metal....
 
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