I got a 68 ragtop and since its from the east the floor is totally rotted out and im looking through my catalogs and i cant seem to find floor pans for a convertible are they the same as the coupe or what if not where can i get them ive checked classic industries, D&R, NPD, Paddocks any suggestions?
Aug 3rd, 00, 02:33 AM
The floor pans themselves are the same as the hardtops with the difference being that the conv has alot more underside bracing. I have to ask, how did someone from CA end up with a rusted east coast car. I thought we were supposed to go west to get your cars
68ss396 do u know if i could use the coupe floor or not and where i could get conv. floor
Aug 3rd, 00, 01:27 PM
Yes, you can definitely use the coupe floors. What 68SS396 is saying is that a convertible will have more under floor bracing than a coupe. The under floor bracing is NOT a part of the floor pans, therefore, the floor pans are exactly the same.
Aug 3rd, 00, 07:08 PM
To be more specific, the floor pans themselves are the same, what is different are the inner rocker panels. They are much beefier on a convert. I have a '67 convert which also had a rotted out floor. I replaced both floor pans front to back, but also had to do some extensive work to recreate the inner rockers. These are not available via the aftermarket, so if they are bad, which it sounds like they might be and you don't have great metal fab and welding skills, find a good metal fab shop to do the job.