It has been a while since I posted on here last.
Have had the 89 syncro since 2006/2007 but had it in hibernation since 2020 in open sky condition.
I was not able to check until today, the car has clogged drain on the bulkhead and leaked water inside.
The carpet is flooded over years and now has green water marks and mold.
That is still ok but the driver side had old battery left on the floor and it apparently leaked.
The leak of the acid seems to corroded the floor pan but only visible with the seat rail.
I wonder if the seat rail can be a bolton replacement, or is integrated onto the chassis sheetmetal.
I am hoping to revive it but given the condition I am so devastated to see after so many years.
I know it is my fault, but if someone could share knowledge as to the seatrail can be replaced, I would be grateful so that I can have hope to do interior revival work myself.
Hi Shinya, is that you?
I would think that while is is perfectly possible to replace the seat rail, it will probably need welding though
I cant actually remember but think that it was welded in
is it not possible to clean it up & repaint it? so it can be used again?
it looks like you need to take the carpets out & dry the floor off & then show us what you find please,
before anyone can give a definitive answer
heya – good to have you back 🙂
as Chris said it’s not exactly clear what’s going on there with it as it is, and also like Chris says – I’m sure the rail is replaceable but any repairs around that area (including floor pan) are going to involve a welder – perfectly doable though.
I don’t have pics to hand and my syncro has the carpet in so can’t really see clearly but as far as I remember there’s a central rail (possibly on a raised section of floor) which is pretty sturdy and if that got corroded I’d think there was a good chance it could be sanded/wire-brushed down and repainted and you’d be good to go – it was very chunky so i doubt the rail itself would have rusted to the point of not being usable. The floor it’s attached to might be a different story though :-\
Also – these things happen – Life throws us stuff to deal with and then these projects don’t get the attention they need.. not much you can do other than try to clean up the mess and move on as best you can. It sucks though, I feel that too with mine, though thankfully mine’s stood up to corrosion pretty well.