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Hot Rods 1932 FORD floorboards

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  1. seabeecmc
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    I have a '32 five window. It's powered by a 8BA with a '39 box. I want to use stock style wooden floorboards. Is anyone aware of a supplier of hot rod compatible floorboards? The HAMBer who was making them no longer does. Any help is appreciated, Ron
     
  2. quickchangeV8
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    Ron, I just looked in the Mac's V8 catalog and they have wooden passenger car floorboards that are available. These floorboards would fit original 1932 Fords. Kind of pricey though, $220 for a pair of floorboards that are made out of plywood. You may just end up fabricating your own floorboards.
     
  3. alchemy
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    Hot rod compatible? You mean cut up different than stock? How about you go to the lumber yard, buy some plywood, and make them to your own pattern? A skill saw and a jig saw, a couple drill bits, maybe some T nuts for the tin cover screws if you want to get fancy. Should be an afternoon job.
     
  4. town sedan
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    If I'm remembering right the board that dlw1932 made were "relieved" on the underside. Think this was for clearance for the top of the transmission case? Wish I'd bought a set when he was making them.
    -Dave
     
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  5. Fortunateson
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    Can't you apply some chalk to the trans cover, lay th floorboard over th trans while applying a little pressure, remove the floorboard and see which area needs relieving. Take a router and go to it...
     
  6. town sedan
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    I was thinking something more like Dykem blue and a hand chisel since I don't own a table saw. Also think dlw1932 used marine grade plywood on the one's he use to sell.
    -Dave
     
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  7. The dimensions are out there somewhere. Try asking on fordbarn.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  8. Kiwi 4d
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    Plywood could be ok if you are going to carpet it. If not you really need to stick to some traditional timber like oak.
     
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  9. The stocker repros are relieved on the bottom to fit down in the recesses of the body sills and cross members. I filled the battery hole and cut it out on the passenger side.
    But I'm running early Ford trans, so had to trim out a little to clear the shifter tower.
    Probably easier to make your own for any other setup.
     
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  10. alchemy
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    Traditional IS plywood. Henry used plywood.
     
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  11. hightower611
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    I have the plans as published many years ago. It is in a PDF format. If you need the plans please PM me and I can email them to you.
     
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  12. seabeecmc
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    I certainly appreciate the offer. I have the plans that I got off FORD BARN.
    DLW1932 used to sell hot rod specific wooden floorboards here on the HAMB.
    I was hoping to find a set of his or perhaps find if someone else had continued with his design. Ron
     
  13. Kiwi 4d
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    The 32 pickup still has the flat ply floor we inherited .It keeps our feet off the road.
    Slight tunnel in our green 32 coupe to clear the T5 and the F1 pedals . Not fancy but functional AFA01059-2241-4A28-86B1-7B0CD1417625.jpeg C04A80A3-A18D-4517-9974-3C30994EE240.jpeg
     
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  14. dlw1932
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    The boards I was making were made exactly like original except I deleted the oiler door hole required for an original 32 transmission and the original style carpet snap barrels (really hard to find). I had a friend CNC them so they were really precise and made from 13-ply marine Baltic birch plywood. They are actually quite complex and would be rather difficult to reproduce with hand tools, as they have several recesses on the underside for rivets, subrail laps, and the bellhousing. We quit doing them because they were a ton of work, and we had guys trying to negotiate our $185/set price. Maybe we'll do another run sometime if there is enough interest. Attached are some photos of the boards in my coupe. They are stout! IMG_2193.JPG IMG_2196.JPG
     
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  15. Fortunateson
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    I like how you have a right hand drive as well as a left hand drive. One for when you're a good boy and one for when you're a rebel!
     
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  16. Here are the plans to make your own:
     

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