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Username Post: Floor Repair Questions        (Topic#364805)
kck71 
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04-02-21 05:00 AM - Post#2817323    

Sorry for so many posts lately, but I'm trying to figure out what repair panels I need for repairing my 57 4-door sedan. I'm hoping to get what I need brought to a local car show at the end of the month to save on the oversize shipping. Just looking for some advice on floor repair.

So the sedan has the usual rust out in the front and rear floor pans as well as some along the floor edges where the floor joins the rocker panels. I haven't sand blasted everything yet to see if there's any hidden issues but most of the seat platforms are solid.

What I'm wondering is if it's better to get the half floor sections and use what I need from them, or to get the individual panels? Cost wise it's cheaper to start with the half sections rather than buy the four individual pieces for each side. At this point I would rather leave in what's still solid and weld to that. Thoughts?

Rockers are shot so will be replacing them with the complete units with fender brackets and end caps. Doglegs in the back will also be getting repaired.

1957 Two-Ten 4-door Sedan, owned 32 years.
Does it still count as a "barn find" when it's your barn?


 


acardon 
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04-02-21 05:45 AM - Post#2817326    
    In response to kck71

Consider the full floor with braces and inner rockers. I put the 4 patch panels in my current 56 and wish I had used the larger piece.



Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
55MAS 
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04-02-21 05:46 AM - Post#2817327    
    In response to kck71

  • kck71 Said:
Sorry for so many posts lately, but I'm trying to figure out what repair panels I need for repairing my 57 4-door sedan. I'm hoping to get what I need brought to a local car show at the end of the month to save on the oversize shipping. Just looking for some advice on floor repair.

So the sedan has the usual rust out in the front and rear floor pans as well as some along the floor edges where the floor joins the rocker panels. I haven't sand blasted everything yet to see if there's any hidden issues but most of the seat platforms are solid.

What I'm wondering is if it's better to get the half floor sections and use what I need from them, or to get the individual panels? Cost wise it's cheaper to start with the half sections rather than buy the four individual pieces for each side. At this point I would rather leave in what's still solid and weld to that. Thoughts?

Rockers are shot so will be replacing them with the complete units with fender brackets and end caps. Doglegs in the back will also be getting repaired.



Based on the two highlights, go with the half panels. Inspect braces and inner rockers thoroughly too, internal cavities were never painted inside.




 
wagonman100 
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04-02-21 07:26 PM - Post#2817364    
    In response to 55MAS

You can get the full pan with the braces and inner rockers already welded to the floors.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
55MAS 
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04-03-21 06:57 AM - Post#2817377    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
You can get the full pan with the braces and inner rockers already welded to the floors.



Acardon was simultaneously posting that as I was about to post my input. The reality is that not everyone has the facility and equipment to install the full assembly. Also, OP has a 4-door sedan which may have unique implications. I have only done 2-door HT.



 


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