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floor pan replacement ?s
#1
well i just got my first classic mustang, 72 mach 1 oroginal 2v 351 will be getting a 460 and c6 , now my first question is the sheet metal that i seen needs to be replaced are the floor pans probaly front to back both sides they are pretty much gone can anyone recommend a good brand to get them from. also i didint start sanding the floor pans near the firewall area down they look to be solid form underneath but does anyone make those pans incase i neeed them this is my first restoration im in college and work 2 jobs so i realize this is goin to take a while so im taking my time and getting the right parts, the only restoartion work ive done was i re did my 87 mustang smoothed engine bay, paint(i paid someone) and interior swap so im very excited to have found this site because im sure i willl be on here alot asking for help im lucky to have some guidance from an older friend of mine who has a 72 conv and coupe so any help is appreciated
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87fox72mach;30615 Wrote:well i just got my first classic mustang, 72 mach 1 oroginal 2v 351 will be getting a 460 and c6 , now my first question is the sheet metal that i seen needs to be replaced are the floor pans probaly front to back both sides they are pretty much gone can anyone recommend a good brand to get them from. also i didint start sanding the floor pans near the firewall area down they look to be solid form underneath but does anyone make those pans incase i neeed them this is my first restoration im in college and work 2 jobs so i realize this is goin to take a while so im taking my time and getting the right parts, the only restoartion work ive done was i re did my 87 mustang smoothed engine bay, paint(i paid someone) and interior swap so im very excited to have found this site because im sure i willl be on here alot asking for help im lucky to have some guidance from an older friend of mine who has a 72 conv and coupe so any help is appreciated

welcome Talk to Don @Ohio Mustang he is one of our vendors on here and should be able to help you out.
http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/item_li...cid=3&sc=y
Also post a thread in the introduction forum to get a proper welcome.
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#3
Dynacorn are known as some of the best fitting around with thicker sheet metal over a lot of others. They can be purchased from RPC for $95 per side.
By the way, if you replace just the floor pan section then you won't need seat platforms but if you do, you will either need to remove the original ones by drilling out the spot welds or order new ones.

Mac

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#4
Welcome to the site!

I did not need floor pans, but the general recommendation is not to replace the whole floor pan, but do each side one at a time to keep the structure alignment straight. I believe there are some detailed threads here if you search.
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#5
pop those plastic cowl vents out and look toward each fender with a flashlight.
That is a rust prone area, there are pics of mine on my website.
http://www.carnutguys.com also do a search for Q's videos
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#6
hello, welcome and congrats on your first restoration project man!! first of all, a new thread with a propper intro would be nice to keep things in order arround here but as your questions, i agree with the guys avobe... I´ll start for search in our videos, some of the work Scott did in his car... hi detailed all his sheet metal work in excellent videos and as Mike says, be sure to keep the alignment when you´re replacing cause it can save you a lot of time and you are going to end up doing a better job..

Don at Ohio Mustang is not only an excelent supplier but is a guy you can talk to and he knows EVERYTHING about our era mustang so if i were you, i´ll start there...

As Don says, the cowl area is the cancer in our cars and as it is not easy to access, it is common not to repair it propperly and then, when you finish the car you realice the cowl leaks and that bad stuff... No fiberglass things or epoxy magic products would fix those leaks so if i were you.... check it VERY well... fix it well and then, that horrible problem if off forever...

Are you planning to restore the car yourself??.. it would be great but you´re gonna need a good plan in order not to bore with the project... Ask us EVERYTHING man.. we love to be part of our friends projects and we are a hole bunch of guys that knows this cars a lot.... A lot of us learned just by working on the car and the rest are serious pros so, you can loose in here!!...

Well... keep us informed!! Smile



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Mr Mac;30679 Wrote:Dynacorn are known as some of the best fitting around with thicker sheet metal over a lot of others. They can be purchased from RPC for $95 per side.
By the way, if you replace just the floor pan section then you won't need seat platforms but if you do, you will either need to remove the original ones by drilling out the spot welds or order new ones.

Mac

DII does not make the floor pans for 71-3
They do sell them but they do not make them.

MR. MAC RPC you recommend is 95.00 per pan on sale with a 115.00 truck freight fee.
VS Ohio Mustang Supply 89.95 regular price, 179.95 pr and 40.00 - 50.00 for shipping both
Platforms you listed are coupe only, too tall for fastback

Don
Ohio Mustang Supply
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#8
DII manufactured parts are usually superior in my opinion. Since they did not offer them at the time I was looking I opted for the Goodmark ones. I purchased the left and right full length ones . They mirror the factory lip on the outer edge so you can drill out the spot welds and butt it right up. They extend about 6" up the toe board and tranny/drive shaft tunnel. I plan on leaving my subframe connectors in place until each side is done then channeling the new pans front to rear to have a full length subframe. The Goodmark ones are EDP coated so they can sit around for years ( 2 to be exact Blush) without any worry of rusting.
I own a retail shop (Car Audio) so I was able to get jobber pricing. I just looked and Summit Racing is now set up to sell Goodmark products. They tend to be as low as possible on pricing but shipping may be $$$. Try calling them or dig around on their site :http://www.goodmarkindustries.com to look for a local dealer.
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#9
thanks for the replies and the warm welcome! ill sure to start a project thread soon. i do plan on restoring this myself with the help of a few old school car guys who are older and fmailiar with restoration work, my last car i paid some guy to paint the car and he painted it in pieces , big mistake with a metallic so the ugy took my money so i want to do as much work as i can myself or with the help of friends, now as the car sits right now after i stripped carpet floor pans are shot the tunnel area is in really good shape and solid so i wouldnt be doing the whole floor, i found a little area to patch in trunk and under the rear seat by back little window on driver side, the car was sanded down previously on one side like someone was beginning resto so one quarter is surface rusted not rotted doors were taken off and store so they are near mint i havea mint ram air hood and a lot of good parts , but the cowl i can see was the culprit the guy i know who redid his 72 vert and coupe (who i got the car from) said he knows to repair these so ill see what his approac would be but rigght now im stripping the interior im just concerned with removing rust right now, i dont have a big enough compressor at home to run a da , and im reading mixed reviews on media blasting sanding etc im really afraid of warping that rusted quarter and there is some surface rust on the inside of the roof i used a little roloc disc to see how it cleaned up and it was very easy im just afraid of warpage on the roof using these from the inside , also my frame rials r in good shape just a little surface rust on the inside what do you recommend with these? also not to be long winded but i figured id put subframe connectors on this bad boy since im putting the big block in it( i put some on my foxbody and what a difference) so where can i buy these connectors for this car or i know someone with a machine shop and i have access to square tubing
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#10
thanks for the replies and the warm welcome! ill sure to start a project thread soon. i do plan on restoring this myself with the help of a few old school car guys who are older and fmailiar with restoration work, my last car i paid some guy to paint the car and he painted it in pieces , big mistake with a metallic so the ugy took my money so i want to do as much work as i can myself or with the help of friends, now as the car sits right now after i stripped carpet floor pans are shot the tunnel area is in really good shape and solid so i wouldnt be doing the whole floor, i found a little area to patch in trunk and under the rear seat by back little window on driver side, the car was sanded down previously on one side like someone was beginning resto so one quarter is surface rusted not rotted doors were taken off and store so they are near mint i havea mint ram air hood and a lot of good parts , but the cowl i can see was the culprit the guy i know who redid his 72 vert and coupe (who i got the car from) said he knows to repair these so ill see what his approac would be but rigght now im stripping the interior im just concerned with removing rust right now, i dont have a big enough compressor at home to run a da , and im reading mixed reviews on media blasting sanding etc im really afraid of warping that rusted quarter and there is some surface rust on the inside of the roof i used a little roloc disc to see how it cleaned up and it was very easy im just afraid of warpage on the roof using these from the inside , also my frame rials r in good shape just a little surface rust on the inside what do you recommend with these? also not to be long winded but i figured id put subframe connectors on this bad boy since im putting the big block in it( i put some on my foxbody and what a difference) so where can i buy these connectors for this car or i know someone with a machine shop and i have access to square tubing
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