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floorpan tech request....sorta

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hubnut, May 31, 2007.

  1. I need motivation to get out my 58 Mercury and put some floors in it. Anyone got any pics and/or tech on building their own floors? Id like to see some with a lil more complexity to them besides the usual flat floors. Im just trying to talk myself out of buying some floors and save that cash for something else, but im lazy when it comes to metal fab! Show me your handiwork!
     
  2. rlb1953
    Joined: Jun 9, 2005
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    rlb1953
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    from Yorkton SK

  3. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    For a down-and-dirty floor replacement try going with something
    a little newer that isn't rusted/rotted out. Take a tape measure to
    the floor of your Merc. and study the shape and measurements
    needed. Now take a look at 80s-90s Clown Vics. Impalas, Buicks,
    any of those vehicles with big wide floors. A floor clip, from a bone
    yard shouldn't be big bucks, cuz there's little if any demand for them.
    Measure, cut, trim, weld, beat to fit and paint to suit! No sheetmetal
    brake of power hammer or flanging tools necessary.

    Swankey Devils C.C.
     
  4. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    New floors don't require a ton of skill, but they are an ass load of work.

    A few weekends with a sawsall, welder, grinder and maybe a Harbor Freight elcheapo bead roller can usually get it done.

    Here is before
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    After
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    Good luck with the grinding boogers...

    -Abone.
     
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  5. 1/2done
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    I don't have any before pictures of the tin floors with shelf legs for braces, but here's a couple after shots with some welding left to do.
    [​IMG]
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  6. pimpin paint
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    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey flamedabone,

    Ya got the floor of that Merc lookin' killer! I remember the "before"
    shots ya posted before, on another post, wow!
    Damn, now I wanna rethink my rotten Merc huntin' plan.

    Swankey devils C.C.
     
  7. Hey guys thanks for the replies! That helps. Hey Abone, man im glad you posted those pics bc I have a 51 Merc coupe that needs a whole bottom put on it! Awesome work guys!
     
  8. The Big M
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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  9. Big M that looks good man. I tried searching out a later model car to cut the pans out of, problem i run across is that my merc has flat floors in the front and pans in the rear, most late models have pans in the front and rear. I cut a set out of a late 70s t bird but the work involved in modifying them to fit wasnt worth the end result.
     
  10. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    I've done more floors than I care to remember.... but I don't think I have any photos. My suggestion is to remove one panel at a time, make the repair and move on. Don't take the whole floor out in one shot. Oh, and make sure the door fit is decent before you start and keep checking it as you work. If you have to cut into the sill area you will need to diagonally brace the door opening and probably across the car from b pillar to b pillar in a big X.
     
  11. Good work there flamedabone.
     

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