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Old Jan 14th, 13, 09:13 AM
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ok thanks guys..i figured the body would need to be on a jig or stands..i had planned to brace everything to help keep some rigidity to the rockers and trunk area...
i was just hoping to use the rotisserie for this..lol...too easy right??
and curious as to how everyone else that has tackled tis has done in the past
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Old Jan 14th, 13, 12:04 PM
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tim ,
your project was a major build looks like...how is that going?? is she completed??
my 67 i only had to do the tulips and the upper dash panel...i was fortunate as far as the
rest ..
Major is right. It would be easier to tell you what I didn't have to do to it! I'm a LOOOONG way from being done. But, I am having fun. Good luck.
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Old Jan 14th, 13, 02:07 PM
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Mine was done this way. My one piece included firewall, toe boards, floor pan, inner/outer rockers, inner/outer wheel houses, trunk dropoffs, and rear frame rails.
The shop supported my body on a regular lift, and then lowered it onto the new "base" The base was built to be within 1/8" of factory specs. Having a solid, square, true base helped with everything else that was done on the car.

Tony up at Muscle Car Metal can help. That's where mine came from. He's a very very helpful guy, and very knowledgeable about this, as he's built/done many of them.

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Old Jan 15th, 13, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: full length floorpan installation..??

You are wise in deciding to either brace the car or put it on a jig. A convertible does not have a roof to help support the car when a rocker panel is removed.

Please consider that you might need to weld some extra bracing that goes from the A pillar to the B pillar and bracing that spans the width of the car.




You might want to purchase the extra bracing that is unique to a convertible that is welded to the bottom of the floor pan. I am not sure about a 67 but the 69 convertible has two small braces that are welded to the firewall, floorpan, and rocker. Also, three more braces that weld to the bottom of the floor pan that span the middle of floor from rocker to rocker. The seat mounts are welded to the top of the floor pan and rocker. These parts might be destroyed when you remove the floor pan. They are not included on the floor pan.

It is going to be difficult to remove the rocker where the quarter panel is located. You might have to patch the quarter panel after installing the rocker panel.

I included a link on replacing rocker and floor pan on a coupe. I hope you find it helpful.
http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...0506cpe_floor/
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Old Jan 15th, 13, 05:50 PM
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I took the sub frame off and the rear out of my car. Next removed all from the inside. Sounds crazy , but I then placed the car on the lift in my shop and tack welded the rocker lip to the lift.The car cant move at that time. Cut the floor out and slid it in the side of the car with the windows down. Left the doors on the car as well. I then replaced the lower firewall while it was still on the lift. My car is not a rag top, would do more bracing if rockers aer rotted.
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Old Jan 16th, 13, 10:40 AM
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thanks keith..that sounds like possible way to get it in easier...then i can st it all ont the cart i have ..do you have any pictures of this beingdone???
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Old Jan 17th, 13, 02:35 PM
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Sorry I don't have any pictures of the work. Took many pictures on my cell phone. I work as a firefighter left my phone in my pocket. Long story short got too hot and is not working anymore. Sorry.
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