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Old 08-13-2007, 09:29 AM
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Got a couple of questions for you vet rodders. What gauge of metal is recomended for floor replacement? Also on 38 pontiac sedan would it matter if steering box was in front or rear of cross member? Wondering if front application might get in way of radiator/fender mounts.Any help on either or both questions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Myself I like to use 18 gauge on the floors although a lot of the new cars are 20 gauge..Match what you have now..You may want to consider cutting a floor pan out of a newer car from the wrecking yard trimming to the size you need and welding it in as well..Saves time and money and if you are doing a rod and not a 100 point restoration that will be fine..

As far as front steer or rear steer a lot of fellows use the MII with rack and pinion in those but I can say one of the felloes I know has a 38 olds with a camaro clip and a SBC and it all worked out just fine as far as clearing the fenders and such..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Thanks for your reply/help Sam i'm sure I will have more questions in future. Thanks. Rod
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