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    Posted: 01-November-2015 at 9:16AM
The mid section of a 1965 Mustang full Floor Repair Pan will fit a Gran Torino. The cross supports were removed from this car because the original type of seats and cross supports were not going to be used in it. You might be able to leave your cross supports installed, if they are still good. You can see that you have to trim to fit like any other patch panels. There is a picture below of a pair of the mid sections of a 1965 mustang full floor repair pan.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-November-2015 at 12:45PM
dave, did you do this? more info! you said 65 mustang "front" floor pans? do you mean rear? looks like those fit very well in a torino Big smile Clap

Edited by californiajohnny - 02-November-2015 at 1:28PM
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A young man named Jimmy Butler in FL figured this out. ClapClapClapClap
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

dave, did you do this? more info!
No, i did not do it. As JT had said it was done by Jimmy from FL.
Originally posted by californiajohnny also californiajohnny also wrote:

you said 65 mustang "front" floor pans? do you mean rear? looks like those fir very well in a torino Big smile Clap
The pans appear to be cut out from the mid section of a 1965 mustang "Full floor pan". These "mid sections" are probably available for sale seperately without having to buy the full floor pan.

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There is a picture below of a 1965 mustang full floor pan. The blue outline is the portion that jimmy had used to repair his floor pans.


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ahh, i see! wonder if they are available without buying the whole floor pan (they can be spendy!)
 also someone needs to maybe "sticky" this Wink
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There is a company that sells the right side for $60.75 plus shipping and they sell the left side for $61.75 plus shipping. The blue outline in the picture below shows the portion of the pan that they sell. There is probably another company that just sells a smaller portion of the pans for a lower price.
 
 


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To see the right side floor pan for sale Click here.
 
 
 
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To see the left side floor pan for sale
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that's plenty reasonable!!
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That is excellent! I wonder if it could be easily adapted to a wagon floorpan?
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He had also made a repair pan for underneath the left rear lower seat. He had used the 1965 mustang right side under rear seat pan to make a patch panel, for the left rear under seat area. In the picture below the blue outline is the portion of the panel that he had used. 
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Then he had trimmed the excess metal off of the panel to make it fit better.
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This is a picture of the panel after he had trimmed off the excess metal.


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Then he had drawn an outline in the rear floor where he was going to fit the new patch panel.
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Then he had cut out the rusted area.
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Then the patch panel was trimmed some more to fit into the area that was cut out and it was welded into place.
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The under rear seat panels are available for sale seperately.
To see the right side for sale Click here.
To see the left side for sale Click here.


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He was never going to use the original type of seats, seat brackets or cross brackets/braces from the beginning. He was not concerned with the stock seat mounts with the custom seats and mounts he is going to use. He laid the seat bracket back on to see how it fit after his weld in. The stock bracket is raised up over an inch the way he welded it in.
But, he did some looking and it appears that if you left the bracket/brace in place, cut the rotted floor board out and then slipped the mustang panel in under the bracket then welded it to the bracket, you should be able to form the panel to meet the existing floor on the sides.
There are pictures below.


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I am going to be doing this on my Ranchero thanks to this thread.

I bought my panels from CJ Pony Parts.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/XFLP1L/p/XFLP1L/?utm_source=Pony&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=OrderConfirmation&lac_guid=550ffb38-4112-e611-be9f-2c59e547f8d7

I bought the premium since they have a bit more material at the rear. And they are 19 gauge, the other ones didn't have a gauge listed. Might be overkill and most who have experience probably won't need the extra material but I figured I better get as big a piece as possible. Not sure if it was worth the extra $30 or not though. I bought them as a pair, free shipping. Free shipping from them either way you buy.
They also sell the under the seat part mentioned above somewhere, I may try those or just see what I can make with some metal I have. At $30 something each side though I am leaning towards making patches instead.

I am going to be doing it with the seat bracket still on the car. Mine needs repaired on the inner rear seat bolt hole areas, both sides, but I am not a welder and so I want to leave as much structural as I can intact. I can see how that may make part of this harder, but at least I won't have to worry about the bracket being wrong. That part holds the seats and thus the people, so it needs to be solid. I plan on removing the floor pans, fixing the brackets, then doing the new pans. I weigh in at about 305, so I am a bit concerned.

This will be a real learning experience. I've done a very little welding in a one evening class where we had to share the welder.

I will post in my project thread when I start. Going to be a bit, I forgot I am going to need to come up with an extension cord for the welder since my Ranchero is too far from an outlet. I will probably have to make one out of Romex, just don't tell anyone. Tongue
I hadn't planned on needing to use the welder when I took the front end apart. Unhappy
But at  least it is far enough from the house to avoid burning it down. LOL

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Some of those are the pics I took when I hung out with Jimmy here locally at his shop.
 
Those pans fit PERFECT!
 
IF you want to use the original seats you will have to leave the cross brace in place or at least after you cut out the rust put a tack weld to hold it in place on the tranny tunnel.
from the picture you can see the brace sits higher on the tranny tunnel.
Just means a little less trimming excess off the mustang pan to get it to sit lower like the torino.
 
Personally I was looking and you could cut the brace then weld it back in. just remember that his seats will sit HIGHER because the floor is higher as seen by the space between the brace and the tunnel.
 
As for the rear... YES, use the right pan on the left and left pan on the right to fit in our cars with a close contour.
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