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Old 01-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working on my 65 fastback for a floor pan replacement. While stripping the interior of the car, I found that there is a curved indentation for the parking brake cables and my new pan does not have these. What have others done? have you eliminated this old piece and put in the new pan or cut and welded the old piece to the new pan? thanks Bill
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You bought the wrong floor. The 64-65 had the cable tunnel, and the 66-68 did not. The floor is available both ways. Some dealers don't know the difference, and the manufacturers are no help, either. They often list them wrongly.

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I also used the 66 version...I will be using the 66 style parking brake routing since it is a driver not a big deal.
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22GT I purchased the Pan from a Mustang parts dealer in the area. They do floor pans on a regular basis. They obviously don't know the difference. The tag said it was for 65 66.
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Just curious were is the indentation your talking about? I looked last night and didn't see anything obvious. I also have a 65 FB that half the floor has been pulled out for a full replacement pan. My current floors are pretty beat and rusty so I have indentations everywhere Good to know there is a difference. Everyone I've seen advertises their full floors 65-68. I think I'll try the new Thoroughbred floors. Just waiting to hear some feedback. I know some of the members here have mentioned they ordered from Thoroughbred.

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The indentation is a curved arc behind the rear torque box. It can be seen in the photo above, convertible floor pans and in floor pan repair metal under the rear seat. I think the main difference between the convert and fastback pan is the side flange is turned down for the vert and up for the fastback and coupe.
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My 65 GT coupe was built aug 4 of 65 and came with the 66 style floor and parking brake. So I replaced with the 66 floor. Metuchen built car.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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who makes the 65 fastback floor with the e brake channels and where can i get one?
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who makes the 65 fastback floor with the e brake channels and where can i get one?
At this point it is not offered for the hard top cars, only convertibles. Rumors of a new supplier may remedy this at some point.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You should be able to get it easily. Virginia classic mustang carries it.# sm-1791. They list it as 65-68 but it is the 65 type floor pan. Glazier nolan I'm sure carries it also.
May have posted this to quick I do remember hearing it was getting hard to get.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i just checked the virginia mustang site and the one pictured is not the one i need. i will just have to add these to the one piece floor pan i have seen. thanks anyway.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The ragtop floor has those runners for the cables, but the wider floor pan with the upturned edges does not have them and is not technically correct for a concourse 65 car.

Often the picture of the convertible is used where it should not be. I ran through Mustang parts every vendor and several sheet metal houses and even opened boxes and it does not exist currently in the market place.

I find the one that 22 posted to be interesting as it has lips that are turned up, if that is the case then it may be an avenue to explore, but when I spoke with GN on the phone in the winter of 2011 about this at great length they did not have one for a hard top car with those channels.

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