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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 16, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question 1964 Full Floor help

I purchased and started installing a full floor for my 64 vert. Where it meets the rockers it fits fine. My problem is the rocker ends of the floor braces. The are a ways away towards the floor (top) and get a little closer on the bottoms, but still don't touch. Has anyone else run into this and what did you do to overcome it? Thanks Jeff

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 16, 8:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

Anybody???? Please ????

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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

Use screws to pull it together or put a jack under it and push it up.

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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

On my website I have some stuff on floor pans and the size drill bit and screw to use to pull those pans down, take a few days off and read all you can on it. Click on what is highlighted in red.


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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

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Use screws to pull it together or put a jack under it and push it up.

I like the screw technique drill spot fill holes across the floor brace
and use self tapping screws with washers and pre tighten the floor to the braces.... after all is massaged and fit start your plug welds.
when there ALL done remove the screws and washers and plug weld there holes to the floor brace . I also have a big cloth sac filled with old tire chains I use to slam and .push down on 75 /90 lb ! c

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 16, 7:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question Re: 1964 Full Floor help

I better explain further, My problem is with the floor braces at the rocker panels. My floor came with the braces attached.
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

looking at you photo I see the front floor brace has the same radius
with the opening against the inside rocker panel.
Your body is not on the frame Rough pull in the rocker and tack weld or screw the floor braces to the inner rocker panel. I would then hand the door and look for body lines and curves of door bottom to rocker.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 16, 11:43 PM
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

but looks like the bottom is touching? if so in my hack garage i'd make a relief cut at the arch and give it a few hammer hits to roll the side a little then weld up the relief cut.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 16, 12:34 AM
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

Originally the inner rocker would be sandwiched between the floor pan and braces. Then it could be welded to the braces. At the top the outer rocker would weld the floor pan. I will post some great pics I have of this tomorrow. I just got a complete floor pan to install in my 65' 2dr sedan. I ordered the complete floor with braces and inner rockers already installed. But I received it without outer rockers, the vendor who is located in Wentzville, Missouri has no interest in getting m the part I ordered. I have put so much new metal in my car not much remains original Complete trunk pan, wheel tubs, tail pan, trunk drops, 1/4's, new fenders, one piece floor pan. sure glad I do all my own work or I would have a fortune in labor in this thing.
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

I've done pretty much the same on my 64, may have some of my floorpan in my photobucket. I didn't have that problem with mine, every thing seemed to line up fine.

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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

It's always best to do the floor braces separate from the floor unless you are doing a complete floor with inner and outer rockers. Pulling them in to the inner rocker is going to be next to impossible with them welded to the floor.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 16, 7:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

Thanks everyone, still figuring this out. I'd hate to have to cut the braces and add a piece into every one of them

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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

another thought is to bend the bottom worse to make it even and put in some 1/4 inch plate behind it.....between the brace and inner rocker.
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

some pics from some original floor braces. This is my 65' getting new floors.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 16, 5:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 Full Floor help

Yes, the bends in the pics are much tighter. It appears mine have been made short? Just going to have to do a bunch more work I guess. Thanks everyone.

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