Replacing 80's floated pan

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New member to the forum. I was hoping to find some info on here before I have to look elsewhere. I'm replacing an old shower in my house and have removed the old pan and part of the drain system. I'm kind of at stand still now because the bottom if the drain system looks like it is completely rusted out. I've attached pictures and was hoping to get some advice on a replacement for the drain.
 

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Ok...
I got your back on this

""IF "" that weep ring in the 2nd image is not broken
AND
"""IF"" all the holes in the drain body in the 1st picture are not screwed up and useable
THEN. this will be a cake walk.



First, use a wire brush or a wire wheel on a grinder and clean everything up
oile the threaded holes and verify they accept a bolt


you want Shower Pan Liners order from here

Measure the shower from wall to wall
then add 16'' for the sides
add 16'' for the front/back

in other words if your shower is a 48'' x 48'' shower
you need 5'4' x 5'4'' drain pan material

lay the material down in the shower. CENTER IT
place the weep ring over the pan on the drain. punch a small whole for the bolts
bolt the weep ring to the flange. YES the material is covering the dran hole
smooth the pan out. fold it up the walls. put a nail at 6'' off the floor NO LOWER
on the corners. fold the corner so that if water drips it will drip into the pan
 

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If the weep ring is rusted, and broke. you need to buy a new one
take it with you to a plumbing supply house. not a hardware store
as the guy if he has one of these and put it on the counter
 
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