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Topic: INFO: 65 Mustang Floor Pans Work on 1972+ Torinos
Posted By: dave302
Subject: INFO: 65 Mustang Floor Pans Work on 1972+ Torinos
Date 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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Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 9:25AM


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 9:27AM


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 9:28AM


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date 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

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: kychevyguy
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 1:16PM
A young man named Jimmy Butler in FL figured this out. ClapClapClapClap

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JT, USAF Ret./Architect
1971 Ford F100 "Lizzy"
1976 Ranchero GT "Ricky Bobby"
1984 Chevy Silverado "Sylvia"
2015 Volvo XC60 R-Design "Sven"


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 1:28PM
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.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 1:30PM
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.


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 2:16PM
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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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 8:38PM
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.
 
 


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 8:47PM
To see the right side floor pan for sale https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/floor_pan_full_length_rh-100900-1.html" rel="nofollow - Click here.
 
 
 


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 01-November-2015 at 8:55PM
To see the left side floor pan for sale
https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/floor_pan_full_length_lh-100899-1.html" rel="nofollow - Click here
https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/floor_pan_full_length_lh-100899-1.html%20%5d%5bURL=https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/floor_pan_full_length_lh-100899-1.html" rel="nofollow">


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 2:41AM
that's plenty reasonable!!


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 4:11AM
That is excellent! I wonder if it could be easily adapted to a wagon floorpan?

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Joe
1972 Mom's Squire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 2:59PM
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. 


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:09PM
Then he had trimmed the excess metal off of the panel to make it fit better.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:11PM
This is a picture of the panel after he had trimmed off the excess metal.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:15PM
Then he had drawn an outline in the rear floor where he was going to fit the new patch panel.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:18PM
Then he had cut out the rusted area.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:20PM
Then the patch panel was trimmed some more to fit into the area that was cut out and it was welded into place.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:22PM


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 02-November-2015 at 3:29PM
The under rear seat panels are available for sale seperately.
To see the right side for sale https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/extension_rear_floor_pan_canadian_made-101598-1.html" rel="nofollow - Click here.
To see the left side for sale https://www.npdlink.com/store/products/extension_rear_floor_pan_canadian_made-101597-1.html" rel="nofollow - Click here.


Posted By: dave302
Date Posted: 20-February-2016 at 4:58PM
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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Date Posted: 20-February-2016 at 4:59PM


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Date Posted: 20-February-2016 at 5:00PM


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Date Posted: 20-February-2016 at 5:02PM


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Date Posted: 20-February-2016 at 5:03PM


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Date Posted: 20-February-2016 at 5:07PM


Posted By: russosborne
Date Posted: 13-May-2016 at 7:51PM
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" rel="nofollow - 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

Thanks,
Russ


Posted By: Regul8r 2
Date Posted: 12-June-2016 at 11:14AM
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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Carl, Member/Admin since 07. Still the same admin/moderator REGUL8R just needed a 2nd account for more picture space.
Owner- www.CaNDeCustoms.com


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 12-June-2016 at 11:34AM
yes this is the thread i was referring to! carl, can you throw a sticky on this!!!

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Regul8r 2
Date Posted: 12-June-2016 at 1:13PM
Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

yes this is the thread i was referring to! carl, can you throw a sticky on this!!!
 
DONE


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Carl, Member/Admin since 07. Still the same admin/moderator REGUL8R just needed a 2nd account for more picture space.
Owner- www.CaNDeCustoms.com


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 12-June-2016 at 1:53PM
Originally posted by Regul8r 2 Regul8r 2 wrote:

Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

yes this is the thread i was referring to! carl, can you throw a sticky on this!!!
 
DONE
Clap good because you know how often this subject comes up, plus it may be easier for new guys to find! Wink


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: JFN
Date Posted: 23-January-2022 at 2:04PM
So did the original rails for the front seat fit back in place or did you have to modify the rails to make the original seat fit?


Posted By: hogfiddles
Date Posted: 24-January-2022 at 4:23AM
you need to re- install the seat-rail supports that go across the top of the floorpan.

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1973 Gran Torino Sport - Q code “Q-Clone” project-on-hold
1972 Gran Torino Sport - Q code new project
1972 Gran Torino - parts
1969 Torino GT - M code
95+/- mid-80's Yamaha XJ-Series (10 trophies)


Posted By: r9b2
Date Posted: 13-March-2022 at 4:13AM
Just wanted to throw in some more evidence of this working, if that's okay with you guys.  It took a long time because of the base Auto Hobby shop only being open two days a week, but I threw both sides of '66 Mustang floorpans in my '73 Torino.


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1973 Ford Torino Base 2D 351CJ Project
1973 Ford F100 429
1966 Ford Mustang I6
2017 Ford Expedition


Posted By: Compton
Date Posted: 13-March-2022 at 8:42AM
Might as well jump on the bandwagon and second that…however I used 71-73 as they don’t have the holes for the seats to bolt through so one less thing to weld up or plug



Full left and right pans were used which basically dropped straight in and then stitched into the footwell


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 13-March-2022 at 10:29AM
Thanks for posting these pics guys, much appreciated.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: Wayner315
Date Posted: 14-March-2022 at 3:08AM
Thanks for these pics. I might have ordered those ridiculous Torino patch panels sold everywhere but this seems much better.

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72 Gran Torino formal roof Brougham


Posted By: Compton
Date Posted: 27-March-2022 at 1:09PM
just an update on the pans...originally got a set of coupe/fastback and a set of convertible as they're slightly different...Chopper test fitted both and went with the convertible as they fitted better...



Posted By: RacerJames
Date Posted: 25-April-2022 at 11:43AM
This is very cool!
Made me wonder if maybe the '79 and up LTD/Crown Vic floors would work as well?


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'73 Torino Stock Car
'71 Mustang Stock Car
351C powered


Posted By: hogfiddles
Date Posted: 25-April-2022 at 1:40PM
Originally posted by RacerJames RacerJames wrote:

This is very cool!
Made me wonder if maybe the '79 and up LTD/Crown Vic floors would work as well?
I bet you’ll be the first to know, and report how to do it ;)

Dfox


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1973 Gran Torino Sport - Q code “Q-Clone” project-on-hold
1972 Gran Torino Sport - Q code new project
1972 Gran Torino - parts
1969 Torino GT - M code
95+/- mid-80's Yamaha XJ-Series (10 trophies)


Posted By: RacerJames
Date Posted: 26-April-2022 at 4:39AM
Originally posted by hogfiddles hogfiddles wrote:

Originally posted by RacerJames RacerJames wrote:

This is very cool!
Made me wonder if maybe the '79 and up LTD/Crown Vic floors would work as well?
I bet you’ll be the first to know, and report how to do it ;)
Dfox

Fortunately for me, I live in rust-free AZ. I never knew what this meant until I relocated from SLC. 
Its a world where rubber and plastic disintegrate, but steel remains unchanged.
I could probably supply a rust free car that someone could then experiment with!


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'73 Torino Stock Car
'71 Mustang Stock Car
351C powered


Posted By: 72MLC
Date Posted: 08-May-2022 at 7:18PM
I cannot find anyone here local for work or advice, so may have to get a friend to just dive in and help eventually. I have the pans but where do you find the seat floor supports? Or were they fabricated? Only can find one website and it's a non secure one, so looks like a no no. Thanks!


Posted By: Compton
Date Posted: 08-May-2022 at 8:36PM
Chopper fabricated a hybrid seat brace from factory (over the drive tunnel) and new as I’m using 69 Mach 1 seats…you can use the factory brace you just have to set the pans to the lower height of the brace…


Posted By: 72MLC
Date Posted: 09-May-2022 at 4:43PM
Thanks! Finally found a place today accepting work, so looks like I should be getting on the books sometime tomorrow.



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