Today I removed the driver’s side carpet, …and everything looks good.
The picture below (of the driver’s side floor pan) looks worse than it is. The paint has bubbled, but there is no rust underneath the bubbles – it has a white powdery substance. I think it is road salt. But from owning previous GM vehicles, the galvanized metal underneath the paint tends chip and lift the paint covering it. Maybe that is what this is.
I’m just glad it isn’t rusted out, because all this needs is a little TLC and some rock guard paint and it’s back to new.
I also test fitted the turbo-scoops I bought back in November 2008. They look pretty good – they’ll look even better once they are painted :)