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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 20, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Old replacement Trunk floor pan 1971 Chevelle

Hi

Please excuse me if this is not the correct sub-forum for this thread, but I am planning to replace the entire trunk fllor on my 71. The floor is a mess consisting of a old replacement panel and lots of bondo etc. I beleve the floor was replaced a long time ago based on the fact it is now rusted (I've just bought this car).

First of, the quarters are in very good condition so removing the quarters are not prefered at this stage. I plan on using the 7 piece pan kit and replacing the gas tank supports etc. Parts of the inner wheel houses will be patched with new metal if the surface is not weldable (I know they are rusty, but removing the wheel houses requires removal of the quartes to access the spot welds to the cage)

But my question is, as you can see from the pictures attached, there is an additional lip on the floor pan that appears not to be on the replacement panels. Have they replaced this floor with an different model?

Appriciate all comments. This is my first chevelle so still getting to know the car.

Thanks
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 20, 1:53 PM
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Re: Old replacement Trunk floor pan 1971 Chevelle

This was discussed not long ago. See link. It may be the trunk extension is wrong from AMD today as your car seems to match the car in the link below. However the pic of the red chevelle looks like the AMD part. Quarter extensions are a very common item to replace and these are 50 years old

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/12-...xtensions.html
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This was discussed not long ago. See link. It may be the trunk extension is wrong from AMD today as your car seems to match the car in the link below. However the pic of the red chevelle looks like the AMD part. Quarter extensions are a very common item to replace and these are 50 years old

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/12-...xtensions.html
Hi

It appears you are right. Maby the original extensions have been kept and only part of the floor have been replaced. The car is heavily coated underneath so I have to do some digging.

Thanks for the clarification. Thumbs up.
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Yeah - you have the same-looking extensions that were in mine, which were also replacements about 25 years ago. I'm happy with the AMD versions I installed. I spent a lot of time on Google images of 71 Chevelle trunk pans and feel confident the AMD pieces are correct.

If I can say one additional thing to you: please, PLEASE, PLEASE do yourself a huge favor and abandon the 7-piece trunk pan plan and do the full one-piece installation since you're replacing the whole thing. It may seem daunting, but it's not. In fact, I would challenge that it's not any more total work. The end result is 4 bazillion times better quality and finish, and you will be immeasurably happier with the end result. It's really not that hard beyond the time needed, and there are lots of folks here to help with any questions along the way.
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Don't waste your time with the multi piece kits. Save yourself the aggravation and labor and get a 1 piece trunk floor from Dynacorn. It can be replaced without removing the quarters. I've done it. It's less work and a cleaner jpb. The Dynacorn and AMD trunk extensions are one in the same. They both need a beating to put in place.
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Don't waste your time with the multi piece kits. Save yourself the aggravation and labor and get a 1 piece trunk floor from Dynacorn. It can be replaced without removing the quarters. I've done it. It's less work and a cleaner jpb. The Dynacorn and AMD trunk extensions are one in the same. They both need a beating to put in place.
Hi

I have seen some threads people saying just that. Did you have to raise the body from the frame in the rear to enter the pan?

Im sorry for all the general questions here, but given the vast majority of different pans and solutions, do anybody have a suggestion for shopping list for whats needed? When I start this project I will post pictures of the progression for everybody else to see.

- Full trunk floor: http://www.dynacorn.com/ShowItem.aspx?item=1462G
- 3 Plugs : http://www.dynacorn.com/ShowItem.aspx?item=1047F
- Drop of RH: http://www.dynacorn.com/ShowItem.aspx?item=1463T (could not find lesf side)
- Tail Lamp panel: http://www.dynacorn.com/ShowItem.aspx?item=1423WT (sounds scary)
- Wheel well patch kit : https://www.ss396.com/chevelle/RG23-...elle&year=1971

I know its a lot of work, but getting the bacis structure in order before I start the work is the most reassuring for me.

Thanks for the input. PS here is the car in question.
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You don't need to raise the body to do the trunk floor. It will slide in from the back. You will need both trunk extensions. The tail panel doesn't need to be replaced if you are just doing the trunk floor. Just be careful separating the 2 panels. I understand you being a little on edge about doing this. It's really not that bad. I do this type of work for a living. It's just metal.

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Re: Old replacement Trunk floor pan 1971 Chevelle

If those floors are that bad, then how bad are the lower quarters?

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You don't need to raise the body to do the trunk floor. It will slide in from the back. You will need both trunk extensions. The tail panel doesn't need to be replaced if you are just doing the trunk floor. Just be careful separating the 2 panels. I understand you being a little on edge about doing this. It's really not that bad. I do this type of work for a living. It's just metal.
I see what you mean. I tought you was refereing to the complete floor replacement where the trunk extensions where included. Yes I have not done a trunk before, but I can weld (hobby) and I like general bodywork. So this will be a nice project
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If those floors are that bad, then how bad are the lower quarters?
I understand your concern but I am doing this is stages. The quarters look great, but most likely bondo and fillers. The car hade a repaint in the 90s (according to previous owner).

My plan is to fix the trunk to a usable condition untill I can do a frame of restoration in about 5 years (maby), kids and house renovation.....

Se attached pictures of the quartes I took this morning.
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