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Newbie question here. I've done some welding on cars before, but it was always with the engine, tranny, and gas tank OUT of the car. I need to replace floor pans and a section of a rear quarter on my 66 coupe. Can this be done safely with everything still in the car?

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Dale
 

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Yes. Wear your mask and keep fire extinguishers nearby.
 

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I agree, but I'd probably be paranoid and yank the gas tank; assuming it's less than half full, it's a 10 minute job.
 

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I would be a little worried myself. But at worst case, get yourself a couple welding blankets to help cover the delicate items.
 

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Fire would be the least of my worries. Welding sparks can burn holes in seats, carpet, paint, plastic panels, etc. Craig hit the nail on this one with the welding blankets. They are cheap insurance when welding. Just think of all the body shops that daily weld on cars and don't remove anything. They just use welding blankets.
 

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Thanks everyone...since I'm doing the floor pans, there won't be anything really to catch fire. I was more worried about the heat around the gas lines and tank.

Dale
 
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