- Aug 26, 2014
So I am totally new to all of this stuff, but at the request of some of my buddies I purchased a pair of FJ60's to start building a trail rig. The problem is that the "driver" rig has bad body rot. The frame is ok, but rockers are totally gone, floor pans have some issues. wheel wells have holes into vehicle, and fenders do as well. Previous owner did some hack work including spray foam and the such, but its just a big mess. This being my first rig, my friends say its to far gone and that there wont be any good metal to weld to, and that i should ignore the rust and do some cheap mods put it on some big tires, and beat it. I however would like to do something to make it look decent. My issue is that I have no money to pay someone to do $$$$ bodywork, and they are probably right that it isn't worth that. So I need advice on how to tackle the rust on the cheap. I really just want to try to sure up the floor so I don't put my foot through it in the future, fill the holes that go outside, and make it so it isn't so obvious to the popo that its an unsafe hunk of junk when I am driving it the 5-10 miles to trails. I will post some pics later.