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Old 06-13-2011, 10:08 PM
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Hello guys! I just bought my dream car a 68 camaro coupe with a 350 engine with a power glide. The floors were roted out, the trunk pan was rotted and booth quarters. The quarters went in without a hitch. The trunk lid lines up perfect, as well as the door gaps. Here is where I am having problems.

1. I made a mistake and welded my rt side full length floor pan in a little to high on the rocker side. The body measures still square and I didn't cut the hump or the rear seat section out, just the foot section from fire wall foot section to the rear seat foot section. I trimmed it and dropped it in place and welded along the inside of car hump, as well as the seam from bottom of hump and new floor section .

2. There is not enough metal on the the floor pan to weld it to the rocker. My floor has the turned down rocker lips and its a ***** to get the welder in the small area to weld such a small lip. Theres barely enough metal to punch the hole in the floor pan to spot weld it. What I did was stitch weld it along the top of floor to the rocker.

Now from you pros will this be ok? or should I just cut it out and redo it?

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:44 PM
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post pics. it's hard to say due to not seeing your level of welding.
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Thats a good reason to use drill screws for fitting any sheetmetal ...If it was at my shop I'd have you redo it ,you might have more problems fitting other parts down the line...You didnt weld the 1/4s on before you got the trunk floor in did you???? Its a lot easier with the 1/4s off and you need to keep the doors on until the floors are completely done so you can monitor any movement...
I restore a lot of 1st generation cameros....rescued from the drag strip.
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Thats a good reason to use drill screws for fitting any sheet metal ...If it was at my shop I'd have you redo it ,you might have more problems fitting other parts down the line...You didn't weld the 1/4s on before you got the trunk floor in did you???? Its a lot easier with the 1/4s off and you need to keep the doors on until the floors are completely done so you can monitor any movement...
I restore a lot of 1st generation cameros....rescued from the drag strip.
Thanks for thew reply guys. Yes I repaired the trunk pan first with the quarters on. Then I replaced the quarter. I used the screws to lock the metal down before welding the floor pans in BUT! What happen was I didn't mark a guide for installing the new floor panels on the rocker side. the toe board lines, and the tunnel all lined up perfect. just noticed after I finished the floor that it is about an inch higher on the rocker than the other side.

Its going to be my daily driver when I'm done. I'm not really going the show car effort but still want a nice car in the end. But! I'm still thinking of putting another floor in. its not butchered just not right either. I been out of bodywork for 15 yrs. I guess if you don't keep up your skill you loose it.
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