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« on: March 28, 2011, 02:50:19 PM »
I have a 1972 mustang fastback i am restoring i need to put in new floor pans i was told to reinforce the frame first and if i didn't  the frame would bend. Is this true or false. Also if anyone had any tips for replacing the floorpans that would be helpfull

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »
I never replaced any on my own because I'm not handy with a torch and was always afraid of screwing things up. When I did have to repair or replace any parts of the floor or firewall area I took the car to a good shop that would take the necessary precautions. Not sure if this helped but good luck. . . . . 8)

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 05:59:55 PM »
yea I am only 13 so I dont have much money and my dad owns a steel shop so I know how to use a torch pretty well. I just got the car to work on untill I can get my licence

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Re: floorpans
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 10:00:10 PM »
When I replaced my floor pans in my 73 I drilled out the spot welds and cut out the rest.  I did one side at a time to resist body twist.  I did not do any reinforcing but I want to get subframe connectors eventually.
Here are some pics

before(ish)



during



after





hope this helps

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 06:36:50 AM »
ok thank you that is helpful

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 02:42:02 PM »
Only 13? Wow, you are starting out young. What ever you do, make sure you keep the Fastback. You will really regreat it if you sell it down the road. Your first car and a Fastback at that. Good luck with your project.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 03:46:11 PM »
yea I was thinkin about selling it when I first got it but then I realized that it wasn't gonna be that bad and I just started to tear it down

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 06:05:19 PM »
Only 13? Wow, you are starting out young. What ever you do, make sure you keep the Fastback. You will really regreat it if you sell it down the road. Your first car and a Fastback at that. Good luck with your project.

My feeling exactly on keeping the fastback. I bought mine new and sold it after we started raising our family. Lucky to keep in touch with the guy I sold it to and bought it back 29 years later. . . . PS: you're never to young to start and learn as much as you can from your dad. . .  8)

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 06:13:02 PM »
yupp

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 03:30:41 PM »
Like Joe said, when you have a family-they do come first. But Joe was lucky and if at all possible, keep the Fastback. Again, have fun with the car and working with your Dad.

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 07:18:24 PM »
TheJ,

Looks like you did a nice job on the floor. Are you still working on the car or is it complete now? Have you posted any pic's on this site?. . . . .  8)

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 10:25:37 PM »
Thanks I'm still working on it.  It runs and drives all I need to do is bodywork paint and interior.  Even though that is no small feat.  The floors did turn out pretty good I just need to make some seat platforms.

here's a thread I posted a while ago about my 73 mach 1

http://www.mustangv8.com/forum/mustang-projects/1973-mach-1-mustang/msg19929/#msg19929

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 06:52:11 PM »
Thanks I'm still working on it.  It runs and drives all I need to do is bodywork paint and interior.  Even though that is no small feat.  The floors did turn out pretty good I just need to make some seat platforms.

here's a thread I posted a while ago about my 73 mach 1

http://www.mustangv8.com/forum/mustang-projects/1973-mach-1-mustang/msg19929/#msg19929


Thought it looked familar. I replyed to your post back in Nov. How much HP do you have?. .  8)

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Re: floorpans
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 07:06:37 PM »
Right around stock would be my guess, I have a 73 351C.  I don't have any engine modifications right now, I'm thinking of getting a four barrel intake and carb sometime soon.

 

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