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Old 07-03-2004, 09:14 AM
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replacing floor pans in 79 ford

My dad has a a 79 ford F250 and would like to replcae the floor pans in it but has no idea how to go about doing somthing like this... any suggestions?

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Old 07-03-2004, 09:24 AM
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cut out the rust. use some cardboard to size up some patch panels. you can get panels from lmc truck, ( i know you can for earlier models, i'm not sure on a 79.)or the cheap best way to do it is to use some old sheet metal you have lying around. make sure the weld surfaces are ground clean before starting. if it's a compound curved area, before cutting out the cancer, you might use the old area to beat the new piece into shape with. tack it in place, then weld it up, about an inch at a time one side, then another, then another,then again the next side, rotating sides like that will cut down on heat and warpage.
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There's a cool TV show I've been watching, called TRUCKS. It's on every night at 5pm and 5:30pm here on the East Coast ... and they just showed how to put a new floor in. It's a great show!

He did an old '49 IH truck ... removed a wooden floor ... put all new bracing in, using 1-inch square tubing and outlining the tranny and master cylinder where he put in separate panels for access ... made templates for all the sheet metal out of cardboard. It isn't rocket science, but I sure learned a few things from the show.

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