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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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change floor pan before or after frame swap

I have a 67 2 door sports coupe that needs new front floor pans and a new trunk pan.
As well as needing a new frame.
Anyways should i replace the pans while it is on the old frame, when the body is off the frame or when it is bolted on the new frame
Just want to do it as easy as possible but also right the first time.
Any response is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 03:45 AM
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I would do all the metal work while on whichever frame. I would replace any pans while on the original frame ( if not badly rusted out ) just because the body is not being disturbed from the start. That was the easiest way for me at the time. That way you can get you replacement frame ready without the body "hanging around". Give this time and you will get other good advise in here. Post some pics too! Good luck.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 07:09 AM
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If you can find a full floor pan it is best done on a rotisserie. If you are installing partial floor pans then on the frame will work if the body can handle a quarter of the floor being cut out without distorting. If in doubt weld in temporary braces.

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