Hal Vatcher's Web Site
GTO Trunk Project
Home
About Me
My 2003 Corvette
My 62 Corvette - Beach Photos
65 Pontiac "GTO" Project
'Vettes on the Rockies - 2006
2008 Run to the Rockies
A Day in the Life of Kaylen Lucas
Vatcher/Lucas Family Christmas 2008
Lucas/Thomas Family Trip
2008 Sunset Party
Norway House - St. Sauveur - The 70's
Norway House - 1st Ever Reunion-2007
2007 "Gang" Reunion
Favorite Links
Contact Me
Guest Book

This page will describe the process I took to repair the trunk of the GTO.

The trunk as it looked when the junk was removed.
gto-web-16.jpg

Overall this car appears in good shape.  However, when I took all the junk out of the trunk I discovered there was some rust in the trunk floor.

gto-web-19.jpg

gto-web-20.jpg

I invested about $150 in the various POR-15 products.  They have metal prep products, metal cleaning products, and the POR-15 "repair" stuff in various forms.  The core product is like a paint, but a little thicker.  They also have a "putty" product for forming and filling holes.  I used both the paint and the putty (after the prep and cleaning products) to do the job.

gto-web-24.jpg

Quite a change from the start.  But now let's see the "finished" product!

gto-web-25.jpg

gto-web-27.jpg

 

I'm going to call this "success" and move onto to another phase of this project!

gto-web-17.jpg

gto-web-18.jpg

A little "cancerous" I would say!

 
It actually looked worse that it really was.  The first step was to sand it down to see what the real damage might be.

gto-web-21.jpg

After sanding it didn't look quite as bad, but there were a lot of small holes and a few larger ones.  My initial thought was to replace the trunk pans and I started the research into how to do that.
However, some good friends in a local Chevelle club told me about a product called POR-15.  They said "unless your truck is completely gone, use POR-15 to repair it.  POR-15 will not only fill the holes, it will make chemically "bond" with the rust to make the metal stronger than ever!

gto-web-22.jpg

As you can see from these pictures, POR-15 was doing it's job.  The holes are gone and the trunk is solid. 

gto-web-23.jpg

gto-web-26.jpg

 

GTO Floor Project