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Old 08-24-2017, 08:01 AM
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1947 ford floor board write up

I was wondering if any one has a pretty good write up on replacing the floor boards, and rocker boxes for a 1947 Ford passanger car? I have a lot of sheet metal to replace and I want to do as much research as i can.

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I am not aware of a specific article on your ford. Saying that replacing the floor pan in one of those would not be a whole lot different than in any other car. So just do some searches for floor pan replacement on you tube and google.

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I was asking specifically for the 42-48 Ford because of all the work needed on the rocker boxes, and rocker panels
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If you find a write up on this specific car that is as good as this thread, that would be great. https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/53-b...ir-233635.html


But I doubt you will find anything with as much info. It may not be your specific car but if you just start looking at things and read John's thread on his Chevy you will be able to make the decisions your self now and then when you have question about something.

Study John's thread, you will be better for it.

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If you find a write up on this specific car that is as good as this thread, that would be great. https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/53-b...ir-233635.html


But I doubt you will find anything with as much info. It may not be your specific car but if you just start looking at things and read John's thread on his Chevy you will be able to make the decisions your self now and then when you have question about something.

Study John's thread, you will be better for it.

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I have built a 47 Ford convert as well as the 53 Bel Air. Brian is correct that the construction is very similar.

BTW, All 47 Fords used the same floorboard. 4 door, 2 door, coupe, and convertible. All the same!

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I've been keeping an eye out for some floor boards, but they all seem to be on the other side of the country
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Check out these folks; they should have everything you need:

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This outfit used to be called "B-i-t-c-h-i-n Products", I did my '47 Ford floors and rockers with their sheetmetal. They had really good instructions and you could call at will and ask particular Q's that weren't covered. And don't ask, that car is long gone along with all the paperwork and spares...

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There is a guy over on the H A M B that did, or is doing, a 41-48 Ford, with pics. Haven't followed the story for a while but he did a bunch of work, as all of these old Fords have the same rust problems. I've done several and still have three bodies out in the barn.
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Just thinking out loud here.....so the aftermarket stuff doesn't come as a whole unit, and buying something cut from the same car will be pretty pricey. I was wondering if any of you guys have ever used floor boards from a newer car?
This weekend I am going to go through the car and take note of what needs to be replaced completely, what is good, and what could be patched. Maybe I won't have to go this route I just like planning ahead.
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It is possible to use a later floor pan if you find a good one.. Try and find one that has a similar shape to the old one. Of course you will need to deal with body mounts and seat mounts in the new pan..

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anything from 41-48 works, but I don't hardly see anyone selling floor sections, and if do it's way out west. If that's what your referring to?
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What I am referring to is going to the local wrecking yard and see if there are any floor pans that may be usable.. There are no rules unless you are going for a 100 point restoration..

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