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Username Post: 2 dr hardtop full floor replacement
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04-04-21 03:45 PM - Post#2817470    
    In response to Brushwolf

  • Brushwolf Said:
So welding in a ton of bracing will lock them out of position.
Thanks, Mike

Realizing this, you are way ahead of the game already. People were telling me I had to do that when I did mine (11 years ago) and I did what you are suggesting anyway. You need some flex when you set the body back down on the new floor. I used self tapping sheet metal screws to start, and when you get everything set right, start welding. I left my doors on when I did mine, I ran a brace from the wheel wells in the back to the foot braces in the front, and a cross brace in between. I raised it with two cherry pickers just high enough to get the floor in and bolt it down, then eased the body back down. ALL my floors and rockers were completely shot, only the tunnel was relatively good.
Side note: a full floor with braces should have inner rockers on it, and the full trunk floor I used had the tail pan brace on it, too.
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