lalsimmons wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:19 pm
I baby it, so it won't get worse i don't think. I just worry ignoring the problem may be a bad idea. Or maybe they all have problems like this and it is usually contained and I should just pay for it be patched.
Rust never sleeps, except maybe in Death Valley. So your suspicions are right, ignoring it will be a bad idea. However, floorboard rust has always been common on trucks with unpadded vinyl in the cabin, simply because trapped moisture has no way out. Usually it will be limited to the sheet metal and won't affect anything structural. The most common solution is to hit it with rust neutralizer and then lay some new sheet metal under the carpet, but with a ride that's so pristine, I'd bite the bullet and do it right. Take a grinder to the whole rusted section, use body sealer to permanently lay down new metal, prime and paint, then eliminate the source with what you planned in the first place -- regular carpet, preferably padded.