falcon floor pan help
I have a 1963 falcon convertable and it needs floor pans. I have tried to find premade floor pan components but Im told no one Is making these. If anyone has some helpful soultions for this problem please reply to me @email@example.com thanks
well I recommend, if there is enough meat left on the bones to strip it down, rustproofing primer and sculpt with fiberglass cloth and resin the shape of the area to be mended...you're carpet's goin over the top of it anyways, you could make some sheetmetal L brackets and pop rivet them if you need mechanical support....well, I'm from milwaukee, and I ought to know...
I myself wouldn't bother with fiberglassing the floor. I would find some '65-'66 Mustang floorboards which are readily available and quite inexpensive and use those. You will obviously have to do some trimming but they will be very close to what you need. The early Mustangs were built off the Falcon. Trim them to fit and then use some POR-15 brushed on the old floor all around the edges, let it dry overnight then rivet them in after you run a bead of seam sealer underneath around the edges, then rivet them down. The seam sealer will seal the new panels down to the old floor. You can also use a tube of black roofing asphalt sealer available at Home Depot for about $5.00 a tube. It's normally used on roofs around the flashing to seal out moisture but works the same on automotive too and a lot cheaper than automotive seam sealer. I used it on my '69 Country Squire in the spare tire floor area and it sealed everything up real nice. Wet your index finger and run it along on top of the bead for a smooth finish. It worked out great. After it's all dry, coat the new floor with POR-15 for added strength and rust protection. POR or undercoat the bottom and your done. lay your new carpet and it will be like new again. Good Luck, Kenny/MrBlueOval.
Because the Falcon is a unibody, I would have the floor pans welded in to maintain structural integrity. Other than that, the 65 Mustang floor plans will work just fine. They are readily available, and will have all the correct gussets and contours.
good point about the unibody. Welding would be better.
visit dearbornclassics.com http://www.dearbornclassics.com/catalogsearch/result/?search_year=1963&search_make_id=FORD&search_model_id=32&q=sheetmetal&x=0&y=0
Nope-Mustang floors WILL NOT work..Check with DearBorn Classics,,or give Ford Obsolete,Oklahoma City,a call..
try Falconparts.com They have been great to me over the years
Just ordered original floor pans for my 64 Falcon from a company called c2c fabrication, Haven't received them yet but they listed floor pans for most years of falcons.
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