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02-01-2013 05:51 AM
bsa_bob
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I remember back 30 years ago a guy around the corner from where I lived at the time came knocking on my door because he saw my 68 Camaro RS in the driveway asking me where to get parts. I went to his house to see a pretty nice 68 RS with no front sheetmetal. Seems it was hit in the front and he pulled the whole front clip off and tossed it! All the RS light doors, bumper brackets inner fenders, EVERYTHING!

Yep, you NEVER, EVER, EVER throw out ANYTHING until it's done. I don't care if its a chunk of rusted floor and you have the replacement right there ready to go, I don't care if it's total crap without one single bracket just a rusted chunk of the middle of the floor, you never know where you may need some measurement, some guide as to where it went, or you are missing that there IS a bracket or something on it it. NEVER EVER throw out ANYTHING until it's done.

Brian


Rules to live by!!!! With you all the way on this reply, i hope each and every builder will read this reply
01-24-2013 09:17 AM
akorcovelos Is this what I need?



1970 1971 1972 Chevelle Rear Trunk Floor Cross Rail | eBay
01-24-2013 08:52 AM
akorcovelos
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
It looks like from what you have here is that the rear panel comes with the floor? That may be the way you go, a little more money but that looks like how it comes. Now, that doesn't mean you have to replace the whole floor, if yours is solid you can splice it and toss away all the floor that you don't use off your new part. Don't feel it's wasteful and all that, if you don't need it, you don't need it. No sense making a bunch of extra work.

Brian

problem is I already bought a "complete" trunk floor pan from ecklers, and the under pan braces, and the drop fillers, and the upper tail panel seperatly so I really dont want to buy another trunk pan complete...problem is that "complete" trunk pan from ecklers apparently is all that complete. So now I need to try and find just the rear part of the trunk pan with that tail panel attached...
01-24-2013 08:22 AM
panhead1961 http://www.dynacorn.com/ they manufacture and supply most of the muscle car shops

look at this one
http://www.dynacorn.com/ListItems.aspx?catid=404
01-24-2013 08:19 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by akorcovelos View Post
yeah, we should have kept it....live and learn. Thanks for the info, I'll start making some calls and hope for the best.
It looks like from what you have here is that the rear panel comes with the floor? That may be the way you go, a little more money but that looks like how it comes. Now, that doesn't mean you have to replace the whole floor, if yours is solid you can splice it and toss away all the floor that you don't use off your new part. Don't feel it's wasteful and all that, if you don't need it, you don't need it. No sense making a bunch of extra work.

Brian
01-24-2013 08:16 AM
akorcovelos yeah, we should have kept it....live and learn. Thanks for the info, I'll start making some calls and hope for the best.
01-24-2013 08:08 AM
MARTINSR
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You just learned the FIRST rule in the body biz...NEVER ,EVER take a car apart until you have ALL the parts sitting there on the floor...

second rule: Never throw anything away (even a cut up piece of old metal) until that car is done. there might just be a small piece your going to need on that old section...

Three:ALL hardware stays with (inside)the car at all times.not in a box on a shelf.
I hope you havent started welding yet....
dyncore or carparts .com is your best bet....
I remember back 30 years ago a guy around the corner from where I lived at the time came knocking on my door because he saw my 68 Camaro RS in the driveway asking me where to get parts. I went to his house to see a pretty nice 68 RS with no front sheetmetal. Seems it was hit in the front and he pulled the whole front clip off and tossed it! All the RS light doors, bumper brackets inner fenders, EVERYTHING!

Yep, you NEVER, EVER, EVER throw out ANYTHING until it's done. I don't care if its a chunk of rusted floor and you have the replacement right there ready to go, I don't care if it's total crap without one single bracket just a rusted chunk of the middle of the floor, you never know where you may need some measurement, some guide as to where it went, or you are missing that there IS a bracket or something on it it. NEVER EVER throw out ANYTHING until it's done.

Brian
01-24-2013 07:23 AM
deadbodyman You just learned the FIRST rule in the body biz...NEVER ,EVER take a car apart until you have ALL the parts sitting there on the floor...

second rule: Never throw anything away (even a cut up piece of old metal) until that car is done. there might just be a small piece your going to need on that old section...

Three:ALL hardware stays with (inside)the car at all times.not in a box on a shelf.
I hope you havent started welding yet....
dyncore or carparts .com is your best bet....
01-24-2013 06:34 AM
killeratrod try these guys East Coast Chevelle
01-24-2013 05:01 AM
gearheadslife also DYNcore has it as they build COMPLETE new 70-72 bodies..
the panel isn't all that hard to find.... used..
I had 3 here and a new one from goodmark.. but sadly sold all my chevelles to keep house when my health went to he_l..
goodmark might be out as DYNcore might want to fullfill the body orders first..
the tail panel goes behind the bumper and ties the 1/4 together the part it mates to is the trunk floor.. it's spot welded to the fllor behind the bumper..
you'll need to get a complete trunk floor to get the lower half..
good luck
I'd call a dyncore dealer as they make the complete bodies and HAVE to stamp whatever part you are looking for..
01-24-2013 04:34 AM
carolinacustoms I think you what you are looking for is part of the trunk pan.

try this: Chevelle Trunk Floor, Complete, 1971-1972 - Eckler's Chevelle Parts

Kelly
01-24-2013 04:19 AM
poncho62 Maybe a silly question, but why would you cut the old one apart before knowing if a replacement was available?
01-23-2013 10:28 PM
akorcovelos Have not tried either of those. At this point I don't even know what the panel looks like to try and find it used. I'm really hoping someone will have gone through this and has a part number. I can't be the first guy to build the entire rear end and trunk from scratch...
01-23-2013 10:19 PM
OneMoreTime Have you tried car-part.com the wrecking yard interchange..

Sam
01-23-2013 09:36 PM
Wrencher Have you tried Autometaldirect?
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