Here in lyes a question that will spark some tension. I am building a 4x2 1971 Scout 800B. The body has some needs but my main focus at this point is getting it safely on the road. My fist step is replacing the rusted out floor pans. I have been unable to find a set of replacement floor pans for what I feel is a reasonable price. That being said is there any harm in sand blasting, cutting out the rusted sections, and welding in patch panels with new sheet metal? I will then rubber coat the underside of the truck when I finish making my patches. As far as the interior look is concerned I plan on rubber coating and fully carpeting the floor which will cover any "ugly" welds. No purest knocks please. I have two four wheel drive trucks that get terrible fuel mileage and this little truck is going to be my daily driver with a 4.3 V6, 4L60e, and 10 bolt rear end.