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    Default WTB - anyone sending an R8 to the Great Beyond

    A long shot I know: anyone out there sending the remains of an R8 to the crusher?

    I'm after a boot floor - not all of it just a big part of it.

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    Might be an R10 would do also? Not that I have one.

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    Usually the main cause of said 8&10's going to the great beyond.
    I had a rectangular piece fabricated for mine and had it welded in, the fabricator matched the grooves and drain hole etc. fortunately mine was only bad in the lowest hollow section.
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    Thanks JW & R8&10

    Its the path I'm on. Just thought there might be a short cut or two.

    JW, as you have an original R8 I was going to ask a favour. I need dimensions for the boot floor, where it attaches to the wheel arches and the like. If I sent specifics could you measure them up for me, please. Won't be for a while as I need to do some serious nut work first.

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    Do any of the over sea's suppliers have reproductions ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exfrogger View Post
    Thanks JW & R8&10

    Its the path I'm on. Just thought there might be a short cut or two.

    JW, as you have an original R8 I was going to ask a favour. I need dimensions for the boot floor, where it attaches to the wheel arches and the like. If I sent specifics could you measure them up for me, please. Won't be for a while as I need to do some serious nut work first.

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    Naturally delighted to help. Perhaps send a photo with lines where you need dimensions?
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    I haven't seen any Peter. I've seen the footwell sections that fit in front of the wheel wells, but not boot sections.
    Strangely, no one seems to do them for R8's but you can get them for R4's and others.

    You'd think there would be demand in Europe etc.
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    I made most of a boot floor for an R10 once as well as the drain under the floor. First I hammered out the drain using a ball pane hammer and an open vice. I then made a male and female jig. The male was 20mm water pipe which is close to the groove size and made the female jig and press out of scrap steel. Then pressed it with an old jack. Pressed in the grooves and then drain hole flat. Cut the drain hole with a hole saw. Then welded it in, ground off the welds painted it and it was almost impossible to pick the difference. Don't forget it is covered by a mat anyway. These days I would use the commercial press that I have since bought.
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    Why on earth wouldn't one just weld in new metal to suit? (Any old-R8 floor would be rotted anyway.)

    cheers! Peter
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