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Technical Model coupe trunk floor

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chiro, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 709


    Hi all,

    Bought a '30-'31 coupe body and sold the Tudor body off my hot rod because I always wanted the hot rod to be a coupe.

    I need some ideas on fabricating a trunk floor area that will support a fuel tank and a battery, etc.

    Anybody gots pics of what they did, materials used, etc.?
  2. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,616

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

    Are you putting it on a 32 chassis or stock ?
  3. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,414


    Heres mine. Tank is mounted to a cross brace/bulkhead between passenger area and trunk. Floor is just sheet metal cut and fitted in place. Battery is going to be a small unit sitting up on the inner fender well on the right side. A bit hard to see with all the junk in there!

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  4. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
    Posts: 199


    Check out my thread "my new ride" Im just starting to fabricate trunk floor area although my car heavily channeled with chassis in trunk area. Im using 1.2 mm thick cold rolled sheet, Glen
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  5. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 273


    This is how I did mine. Roadster on a Zd 32 frame but I would think it could work on any thing. Every thing mounted to the frame and after the body was on I made a plywood floor and battery box cover that isn't on in this picture. DSCN1150.JPG DSCN1176.JPG DSCN1182.JPG
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  6. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,040

    Model A Gomez

    My coupe still has the stock sub rails but the frame is stepped so I built an outer frame with 1 1/2" angle iron and a raised 16 gauge floor. The gas tank sits on the original floor ahead of the raised section and the battery will be on the right side of new floor. In the picture with the sound deadener you can see the gas tank mounting holes, they go thru the sub rail.

    Attached Files:

  7. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 627

    Ralph Moore

    Mine came with no floor in rear. 32 frame, floor is part mine, part steadfast engineering. [​IMG]

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  8. 32 roadster- cabri 014.jpg Gas tank sets on the lower floor to the left of the battery box
    32 roadster- cabri 001.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  9. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 2,917

    sloppy jalopies

    Pic #1 ; 12 gal. Tank from the front before the bulkhead was installed...
    pix #2+3 ; package tray lowered about 6"... bulkhead mounts to the front edge of the package tray...
    the slot is for the rear window to be up or half way down...
    pic #4 ; trunk floor from the rear... I kept the floor at the body's depth...


    . DSCN0740.JPG DSCN0741.JPG DSCN0881.JPG
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  10. Vic Walter
    Joined: Jan 21, 2018
    Posts: 69

    Vic Walter

    I have recently rebuilt the entire floor of my 31 coupe and posted here. All is hand fabricated from 1/2 " square tube and 18 gauge mild steel sheet. I did plan on the rear most section being removable but the final location of my tank/battery mount makes that a little difficult.
  11. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,616

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

    On a 32 chassis used the Steadfast kit[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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