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Roughed in Floor Pans Today
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Roughed in the floor pans today. There was a bit more percussive influence required than I expected in getting them to seat properly, but a hammer and wood block helped adjust a few areas. They're just tacked in with Teks screws until I make sure everything fits the way I want, then we'll follow it with the welder.

It's so nice to walk away from the car feeling like it's finally getting better, since I've spent so much more time "making it worse", through the stripping and removal process. At least we're now squarely on the road back.





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72Mike;14151 Wrote:Roughed in the floor pans today. There was a bit more percussive influence required than I expected in getting them to seat properly, but a hammer and wood block helped adjust a few areas. They're just tacked in with Teks screws until I make sure everything fits the way I want, then we'll follow it with the welder.

It's so nice to walk away from the car feeling like it's finally getting better, since I've spent so much more time "making it worse", through the stripping and removal process. At least we're now squarely on the road back.

Nice fit Mike ! How are you welding in ? butt joint or overlap ?
Also did you measure from the edge of the rocker to the bottom of the pan in a few places before cutting out the old ones ?
Scott


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Qcode351mach;14152 Wrote:
72Mike;14151 Wrote:Roughed in the floor pans today. There was a bit more percussive influence required than I expected in getting them to seat properly, but a hammer and wood block helped adjust a few areas. They're just tacked in with Teks screws until I make sure everything fits the way I want, then we'll follow it with the welder.

It's so nice to walk away from the car feeling like it's finally getting better, since I've spent so much more time "making it worse", through the stripping and removal process. At least we're now squarely on the road back.

Nice fit Mike ! How are you welding in ? butt joint or overlap ?
Also did you measure from the edge of the rocker to the bottom of the pan in a few places before cutting out the old ones ?
Scott

Thanks, Scott. I'm a novice welder, so I'm more comfortable with an overlap. I left about 9/16 overlap to allow a 1/2 flange (on the tunnel) and about a 1/16" gap to run my weld bead. Unfortunately, I did not take the rocker to pan measurements you mentioned. I assumed (haha) that with the pan properly seated on the frame rails and rear seat area that it would be correct. As I type this, I realize the frame rails could have moved and thrown that off. I should still be able to follow the line of old spot welds on the rocker to get a line on where the old pan was.

Do you think that's sufficient, or should I double check it with something else?

Thanks.
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you need the measurment I will get them in the am for you.. overlap is fine with the flanger..you should do some plug welds along the joint too..like every 2" do those first then seal the joint..if possible run a few beads from the bottom too AFTER the top is done..use the flexo to seal underside & the passenger compartment..apply some rust bullet first though like a 3' strip along the weld Looks real good though !








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Those pans do look like a great fit, I assume they were for 71-73? When I had mine done, all that was available were the 68-70? And, I had to reuse the rusty risers... Looking good for you though!
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where did you get the floorpans from?

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Thanks in advance, Scott, for the measurements and recommendations.

The pans came from CJ Pony Parts.
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LOOKS GOOD MIKE!! IF YA FIND ANY SEAT BASE PLATES PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE CAUSE I CANT FIND THEM.
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PAPPY HAROLD;14198 Wrote:LOOKS GOOD MIKE!! IF YA FIND ANY SEAT BASE PLATES PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE CAUSE I CANT FIND THEM.
These should work..May have to mod a bit ask Don at OMS
http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=3096

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72Mike;14193 Wrote:Thanks in advance, Scott, for the measurements and recommendations.

The pans came from CJ Pony Parts.

   
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