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  • October 20, 2021, 10:41:26 AM

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Offline GECKO77

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Sx4 rust repair
« on: August 16, 2021, 03:58:30 AM »
Bought a 81 sx4 2 days ago for 1000 bucks , floorpan is really rusty, and rockerpanels are basically non existant, anyone have experience woth fixing the floorpan, cant seem to findo one anywhere.... Found a spirit  thats in good condition, would the sx4 4wd system fit on it?
 

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 11:27:22 AM »
I believe Gremlin rocker panels will work on an SX/4 or at least get you a good head start.  They are available on eBay, do a search for Gremlin Rocker Panels, currently available for less than $90 a pair with free shipping. 

You may want to check with some of the AMC specific suppliers to see if they have floor pans available.

Good luck!
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Offline GECKO77

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2021, 12:41:03 AM »
Ok thx for the tips

Offline GECKO77

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2021, 03:42:49 AM »
Could you mabye give me the names of some of those suppliers,?

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2021, 08:06:06 AM »
AMCLives and Kennedy American are the two that come to mind for me
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Offline GECKO77

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2021, 11:40:57 AM »
Ok thanks, i checked amc lives, their website is sorta confusing  :o

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2021, 12:33:29 PM »
We've got a thread set up for AMC friendly vendors:

http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=46738.0
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Offline Draekon

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2021, 07:09:29 PM »
Before investing in replacement rocker panels/floors, I would suggest understanding how extensive the rust is. If the rocker panels are rusted away, then there is likely rust around the front mount of the leaf springs, and possibly rust up near the control arm mount. These areas will require custom repair work and can be quite difficult.

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2021, 07:25:51 PM »
Before investing in replacement rocker panels/floors, I would suggest understanding how extensive the rust is. If the rocker panels are rusted away, then there is likely rust around the front mount of the leaf springs, and possibly rust up near the control arm mount. These areas will require custom repair work and can be quite difficult.

What he says!
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1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2021, 02:24:34 PM »
You wouldnt have happened to get that SX4 from northern minnesota, did you? I just dragged a 2 door sedan back from there and the rot is *exquisite*
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Offline GECKO77

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Re: Sx4 rust repair
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 04:26:31 PM »
Nope

 

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