The floor is shot in this car, so it's coming out. almost all of it, as well as the inner rockers and floor supports. and it needs various patch panels in the outer rockers as well as front floor pan area. I made some quick bracing to hold the car up over the frame a little to give me some room to work.
OK, it's time to muddy the water again and introduce another project I have and will eventually get going on- a 1955 Chevy 210 that I'll be oh so original with and make a low buck-ish ratty gasser out of. It may have some 2LBT influence to it, too.
The car I bought is rough and it was cheap. It was a stalled race car project. The floor is gone, and it came with glass doors, front clip and trunk a la 2lbt, so I'm happy that I have these already. The car also came with wheel tubs, a 9" housing and an aftermarket leaf spring set up, as well as chrome-moly tubular control arms for the front. I sold those arms and sourced a front axle from a '57 Chevy truck as well as some 200s rims. I also have a few boxes of loose various parts for the car which will help.
Today I started cutting the floor out. Although I do have replacement pans it looks like I'll need some seat bracing and inner rockers, too. I'll have more time between Christmas and the new year so hopefully I'll get more of the old floor removed.
The choice of engine is not finalized yet. Nor is the trans, though I do know it'll have a clutch pedal whatever I end up with.
Here's more pics from the weekend. I installed my 5th belts as well as cut holes in my seats (not without poking myself with the exacto, ha ha) and got my front hook installed. Of course, it needed trimming and I managed to destroy the headlight wiring in the process by pulling wires out from sockets as they were too short. So I had to rewire my headlights and I gave them longer wires/ weather pack connectors to allow for improved future dis assembly.
I've signed up for a track day in January (Speed Ventures @ Fontana Raceway Jan 16th) and now I need to get the car ready. One of the things I need are tow hooks. Since my car is so customized, I doubt that I could just buy a set (and why would I want to. that would be too easy, ha ha) I had to first make a place to mount a rear hook, then the hook itself. Then I made the front hook... only I welded all my front bumper brackets when I built the car. So the front bumper assy will need to come off, cut the welds, and reassemble everything and hopefully the tow hook will fit in there.