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Old 09-30-2007, 12:37 PM
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Floors for the 66 Elky

Well, found a couple of rusty areas in the rear floor pans. Most likely due to to the rusted area under the back window. Previous owner of this car had 1" foam under the carpet and the back of the cab carpeted as well. So, that is where the rust was. Most of the flooring was in pretty good shape (the only other spots that were weak was at the floor supports).

Rather than piece together 4 separate pans, I bought a pair of full length pans. Not going for a concours car here, so I trimmed the edges and started to screw it in place. Also trimmed the toeboards from the new pans, didn't want to go that far up, besides, they were fine. Lot of little screws, and quite a few drill bits as well.

Got the driver side in place (fitted for the welder), along with the bucket seat mounts.

Since my neighbor will trade my powerglide for a 4-spd, I went ahead and removed the area for the shifter (approx., till I get the tranny).

I think I have enough time left today to get the passenger side cut out. This side should be a bit easier, no steering wheel or floor wiring harness to deal with.

I think the floor looks okay------------any comments???

Bryan
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:26 PM
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Looks like a really super good fit compared to some of the repro stuff. Git back to work
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Passenger side floor removed for fitting of the new panel.
New panel trimmed to go in.

I will worry about the final trimming and screwing it down tomorrow.
I'm tired, and it is hot out.

I even went to the touble to fire up the car and bring it around to the front of the house. I have a WAY big Live Oak tree, and I needed it for the shade .

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Well, got the passenger side screwed down. It did not fit nearly as good as the driver side.

Went ahead and pulled the bed and cab trim off for window reveal repairs.
As I am going to do a color change on this car, the interior was gutted today.
By monday I will have the dash out, and will then take it to the body shop for the repairs and floor welding.
At this time the interior will be painted some sort of blue.
Probably much easier to paint the interior w/o the front and rear windows in it. (there is front reveal repairs as well)

Upon closer inspection, I have found very little cancer in this car (aside from the expected rockers {very minor}), especially since it had spent it's entire life in Idaho (and half of that under a snowdrift ).

Only one area of a previous repair>>>>>also minor>>>.LR corner.

Bryan
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