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Old 02-24-2011, 07:31 PM
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'69 Mustang Bodywork

The floorpans in this '69 mustang are completely rusted out. Would it be better to replace the pans with the two piece floorpans, or the complete one piece? Someone also made the suggestion to have someone just fabricate the floorpans for the car. Any suggestions?

Also, I want to prime my car for painting and I was told today that just make sure the car is clean and spray the rust inhibitor primer directly over the old paint without stripping it down to the bare metal. I just want to primer it because I'm not sure how long it's going to be before I get it running and I want to protect the metal as best as possible. Any advice?

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:37 PM
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It depends on how bad the rest of the floors are in order to decide on a full or section pan IMHO i wouldn't make the pans you can get them pretty reasonable if you shop around. JMO




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I believe every single part for that Mustang is available as aftermarket. Home made floor pans are a lot of work to make look and work right.

Why do any primer work if you are doing a build up of the car. If it's under cover, shouldn't be a problem plus any primer you put on now will need to be removed before you do body prep, and primer, unless it's epoxy, will not stop moisture/rust.

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yep. every part for that car is available reasonably priced, and some of it is pretty good. but any of it could be workable especially for floor pans where if they don't fit perfect, you can make them fit with a little work. lots easier than trying to fabricate pans and then get the seat mounting right and the console to fit right if it has 1...

My uncle restored a '69 Ghia that sat under a tree for 30 years. locked up 351W, with a toploader 4spd.. had workable interior, but the body was beyond what most would tackle.. still, he replaced just about all the sheet metal and now has a pretty nice car

Dave may have seen it, or his red '74 TR6 at the Guptills cruise in's
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This is how the floors look like now. I'm thinking that I may need to go with a complete floor pan. Once I get the money together, I want to take it to a shop and have body worked on. There's not alot of rust, but there is some. I have it in my garage on stands, so maybe I don't need the primer. Can anyone recommend good places to find parts to restore my '69?
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there's so many mustang houses...

one of the best is CJ Pony parts

www.cjponyparts.com

Because they have frequent sales and FREE shipping which is something nobody else offers.

A lot of people go through National Parts Depot

I've also used Laurel Mountain Mustang and others like Mustangs Unlimited as well. My favorite still remains CJ's because of the free shipping.
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CJ is my favorite. If the trans tunnel is in decent shape, I'd say do two full length floor pans... if the trans hump is bad, do the full pan. Price difference is significant.

If you do the full pan, but sure to brace and cross brace the hell out of the body before cutting anything out.

Speaking of price for about $16k you can get an entire new unibody from Dynacorn.
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Rust repair.

Hi,with that amount of rust,i would worry about the underneath of the car first,inspect it closely,for serious deterioration,if its bad,repair or replace,THEN worry about the body,ive (we all have) seen,cars with a lot of work done to the body,and garbage chassis, some to the point of not being able to be saved.
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