how to install 356 C battery box floor

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George Valerio
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how to install 356 C battery box floor

#1 Post by George Valerio » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:42 pm

Hello Is there any videos that show how to replace battery box in 356 c coupe?
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Harlan Halsey
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Re: how to install 356 C battery box floor

#2 Post by Harlan Halsey » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:26 pm

It will depend on what is to be replaced. In my '59 the problem was clearly a leaking battery. I only replaced the center section. Butt welding the new pan to the floor toward the sides, and plug welding to the flange elsewhere. In my '56 the whole floor and one of the sides needed replacing, including the bumper hat section. I would look at the damage and only replace the minimum. If you can get the car metal clean enough you can spot weld. Otherwise plug weld and grind smooth.

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