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Old 07-17-2012, 06:37 PM
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1937 Dodge D5 Sedan Floor pan

I am at a loss and need some help I am building a rat rod crossing a toyota pick up and a 37 dodge D5 sedan I have done my research as far as I can. I can not find a floor pan for a 37 but can find one for a 39 dose any one know if it would fit or have messurements for the 37 floor pan. If I can get the lay out I have the means to have one made! Please Help!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:36 PM
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why dont you cut the old floor out and make yourself a new one,its fairly ez and you can drop the body at the same time.If I can do it so can you...
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I came up with a new plan and I am going to use the floor pan that is in the truck. I just have to reinforce it to support the full weight of the car body. I may have to put a small extension on the back of it also. I may be a woman but I am pretty able to do a lot I just wanted a floor pan to make it go faster and easier!
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After reading your first post in this thread that is what I was saying out loud, why in the heck would you want to make the wrong floor fit on that frame? That is the most difficult part of the frame swap would be that the floor doesn't match, so why not make one from scratch? Of course using the floor out of the truck would make the most sense other than it isn't big enough to fill the body. But using it as the basis for your home made floor makes a heck of a lot more sense than trying to make the Dodge one fit.

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By the way being a woman hasn't a single darn thing to do with pulling this off. Talent and passion is what it takes to do this stuff and talent and passion is NOT limited to men! If you want to do it, you do it. If you have questions you ask them, get the answers and do it. I have been working with cars since I was 15, done it for a living for 35 years and I have been driving Dan in the interior forum crazy with all my questions about doing my convertible top. It isn't my thing and I am just as much a rookie as any rookie on the forum asking those questions.

Ask your questions and study what you don't know and you can do anything you want to do.

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Thanks Martinsr I do have a lot of men shaking there heads at me with this project! I am lucky to have a life long friend that is a mechanic and another friend who dose auto body that can point me in the right direction if needed. I have to say though at first they both thought I was nuts but I did my research and it will all fit and work. Once I have all the body swaped and all the issues worked out I will be putting a supra motor and turbo in it. My goal is to have it all done by next year and race ready to attend powercruise at Brainerd International Raceway. I have done a few 80's chevy but this is my biggest project yet! Also if you lived in Minnesota I would help with the interior and top. I do that stuff on the side for extra money.
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Here are some welds done by a student of mine with less than 15 minutes instruction. They had never touched a welder of any kind in their life. Yet in minutes they did these. Click on the link at the bottom to see the student.








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Carri,

"I came up with a new plan and I am going to use the floor pan that is in the truck."

the biggest problem with this job is jigging the body so it dosen't rack/twist out of square-level-plumb from the cutting and welding. Welding in temp braces thru the doors and across the body before you cut out the floor is a good thing.

Lots of close quarters welding here = ear plugs. Supplied-air respirator, auto-darkening helmet and really nice welding gloves are good things to have.

Good luck with it.
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Post some pics,Carrie...Its a Cool project...
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I will be posting more pics soon have not had much time been to busy working on it to post any pics. The main problem I had is there is really not much of the floor pan left and I have braced the body some and it is now on a rack so it is easier for me to work on. Also I am one woman who can weld her *** off I learned from a very old school friend that was 67 and I was only 22. He taught me every thing!!! Lets say I can stick weld better than wire feed and I can even braise cast iron. I also have found the love for plasma cutters. I will try to get more pics up this week and share a bit more of my story!
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It sounds to me like you and this project are going to have a large following. I hope you do break that camera out and let us see what you are doing. Good luck.

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The cammera has been out and have lots of pics just not the time to post them! When I have time I will get some up and tell my story about why I am doing this and what inspires me to do diffrent things in life I am bit of a diffrent cookie as my grandmother says. I would probley have more time but the damn drag track keeps telling me to come visit
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