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StangzStangz 06-30-2019 07:39 AM

Complete Floor Pan
 
Hey all,


Just joined and could use some advice.


After doing some research about replacing multiple frame parts on my 1967 coupe I decided to go with a complete floor pan. Seems like it would be easier and more accurate.


Looking at this: https://www.cjponyparts.com/dynacorn...gaAuNGEALw_wcB


Has anyone here installed one of these? How was the install and what measurements were key to ensuring it was done correctly? What was your opinion of the complete floor pan?


Any tips would be great!


Thanks

cobra94svt 06-30-2019 09:57 AM

Just make sure you have all your measurements and everything braced. Keep your old stuff just in case you need some brackets that arenít welded on the new floor. I just did this on a 67 coupe a couple of months ago. It had a lot of rust and time wise it really helped out instead of piece by piece. Like all repo parts, you have to make it fit though. Mine was really close. Also, Iím a dynacorn distributor and give forum members a discount. I can get it for you cheaper that CJ. Send me a text at 8126601062.


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cobra94svt 06-30-2019 10:01 AM

Must people use the Liskey drawings for dimensions.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...636d6c9f51.jpg


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Caper50 06-30-2019 02:34 PM

I put one in my 66. Got mine from Thoroughbred manufacturing but they have since gone out of business. Mine fit like a glove I have some pics of the install in my build thread.

StangzStangz 06-30-2019 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Caper50 (Post 10189868)
I put one in my 66. Got mine from Thoroughbred manufacturing but they have since gone out of business. Mine fit like a glove I have some pics of the install in my build thread.

Would love to see the pics, so you have a link to your thread? Or how can I find it?

Caper50 07-01-2019 12:12 AM

Click on Brian's 66 hardtop build

StangzStangz 07-01-2019 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by cobra94svt (Post 10189710)
Must people use the Liskey drawings for dimensions.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...636d6c9f51.jpg


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Cobra,


Question about these diagrams from Liskey and Ford. Am I to use a tram gauge to verify ALL of the measurements or just the ones with a T next to them? How does one ensure they are centered in the holes? If I only use a tram gauge on some and not on others, then how I am I supposed to measure the others?


Thanks!

wicked93gs 07-01-2019 10:44 AM

Honestly, you are best tracing the existing floor pan before removing it...it sits on the lower firewall at the front(floor-firewall-extensions they are sometimes called...but they are part of the firewall) and on the shock mount panel at the back where it drops in a radius below the rear seat(you can see some of the details in my daily driver build thread...replaced the vast majority of my floors in various patch panels). Assuming that the replacement full floor pan is the same(and most of them probably are) you should be able to realign it off your tracing marks. The only real concern you should have is keeping the car braced while you do the surgery...pan alignment itself will be easy.

P.S. Just for reference...the back lip of the pan sitting on the shock panel ledge(minus where I cut it away to repair some rot...also a useful picture because it shows the frame rail location at the back.

https://i147.photobucket.com/albums/...psyyglaych.jpg

What you will find is that if you verify measurements on the new vs. old pan from rocker to rocker, there is only one way it fits in width-wise...and front to back if you trace your old pan before removal and verify those measurements too, you wont have any issue, always assuming the car is well braced before removal(probably the biggest reason I chose the piecemeal approach...I was able to cut out one section at a time so I didnt have to do that...good enough for a daily driver...not ideal fort a show car unless you spend a lot of time on grinding butt welds perfectly)

cobra94svt 07-01-2019 11:11 AM

I use a tram for the ones marked ďTĒ. As far as the center of the holes I just eye ball it. I use a laser, and plum bobs. Iíve built a frame jig for the cars I do. That way I can see if there is any other problems. Then I brace it, a lot. I check everything again, and start cutting.


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StangzStangz 07-01-2019 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by cobra94svt (Post 10190390)
I use a tram for the ones marked “T”. As far as the center of the holes I just eye ball it. I use a laser, and plum bobs. I’ve built a frame jig for the cars I do. That way I can see if there is any other problems. Then I brace it, a lot. I check everything again, and start cutting.


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So you use plumb bobs when you don’t need the tram gauge? Do you level the car first? Are you hanging them from the center of the holes, letting them settle, and then marking the floor?

Why not use a tram gauge for all the measurements??

Riley 07-02-2019 05:48 AM

I would go this route in a heartbeat if I were to do another mustang.

Personally, Iíd order one for a convertible gt. Youíll get the benefit of the added inner rockers and one piece seat pan and also the hangers for the dual exhaust. Youíll gain proven beam/torsional strength and the only downside being youíll need to order convertible carpet and kick panels when you get to that point.

Caper50 07-02-2019 07:49 AM

Not sure where you are located but Stangaholics has a better price

https://www.stang-aholics.com/i-2419...ame-rails.html

Also I didn't use a tram gauge. The inner rocker of the new floor lined up perfectly with the outer rocker on my car. Both inner and outer rockers will have a notch to match up. Also as Riley pointed out I'd also go with the vert floor if doing another one.

BradAlbrecht 07-02-2019 11:43 AM

I got mine from Stangaholics as well. Drop shipped, and no issues.

cobra94svt 07-02-2019 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BradAlbrecht (Post 10191088)
I got mine from Stangaholics as well. Drop shipped, and no issues.



If you need more dynacorn sheet metal let me know. I give forum members a discount on here. Can beat that price and have stuff dropped shipped from the Camarillo CA warehouse.


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rdu_pony 07-02-2019 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by cobra94svt (Post 10191108)
If you need more dynacorn sheet metal let me know. I give forum members a discount on here. Can beat that price and have stuff dropped shipped from the Camarillo CA warehouse.


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what does "dropped shipped" mean?


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