I hear Ya, In years past I've cut up many donor cars for floor pans and still had to add patch panels to them. I've turned down restoration jobs in the past that were this bad, but now you can almost build a body with repro. parts. It keeps me in business.I wish they made those pieces for when I put together my car. would have made it so much easier then to make a bunch of patch panels.
yeah but I learned my lesson no more project cars that require replacing everything that make and a few that they don't. how does the structural piece look under the package try to the trunk gutter :beers:I hear Ya, In years past I've cut up many donor cars for floor pans and still had to add patch panels to them. I've turned down restoration jobs in the past that were this bad, but now you can almost build a body with repro. parts. It keeps me in business.
I added a brace in the back window opening to hold up the panel between the window and trunk opening. My rockers are still in place and the inner structure is still attached all the way around on both sides to keep those openings correct. Everything is gone from the sailpanels back, so there's nothing to brace. I have some small rust holes to repair on the left sail panel, under the rear window, and some in the cowl section and driverside foot area. The new floor pans are completely assembled, so I will begin by leveling the frame on stands and bolting the floor panto it with new mounts. Then I'll lower the body back on and after squaring it up with the floor and hanging the doors to fit,I'll weld the body and floor in place. Then I'll move to the rear floor section and wheel tubs and quarters etc. Prefitting every thing from the doors back and around the trunk opening. Then weld it all up. "Sound like FUN?"Lookin' good Jimmy :thumbsup: I'm not quite that far along on my 67, but will be shortly, I hope. Did you have to add any temporary bracing or anything before cutting all of that old metal off? Especially the quarters. That's what stopping me from cutting my quarters away is I'm not sure how or where to brace to keep body from twisting.
I have my new (one piece) trunk in, and new tail pan, thanks to a ton of help from TC member BUBBA2711 (Ron) No way I would have attempted it without his help.
How much further damage did you find after media blasting? I'd love to get that done to mine at some point
The new floor pan came with the inner rocker section already attached so that can be plug welded along the entire length of the bottom edge of the existing rocker. The top of the old rocker rests on top of the outeredge of the floor and will be plug welded/edge welded in a lap manner. Where the front of the new floor meets the front footboards I will have to add some metal to make this splice since the mating edge was rusted and I just trimmed it off. Same in the corners under the freshair vents. The areas cut out of the rocker tops was done when I removed the rotted cross braces. It was an easy way to get them out cleanly with the sawsall. I'll replace that metal also. The area under the rear quarter glass is attached to the inner rockers same as described before. Thanks for watching Floyd.Please keep posting progress, this is facinating.
How did you decide to mate the floor under the front vent panels and under the rear quarter windows? Looks like you are going to lap weld the floor there. Why did you cut out the rocker tops by the floor cross braces?
thanks for posting this stuff.