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    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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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…
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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!
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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 ;)
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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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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 ;)

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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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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...

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Thanks for these pics. I might have ordered those ridiculous Torino patch panels sold everywhere but this seems much better.
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Thanks for posting these pics guys, much appreciated.
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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
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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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you need to re- install the seat-rail supports that go across the top of the floorpan.
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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?
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yes this is the thread i was referring to! carl, can you throw a sticky on this!!!
 
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yes this is the thread i was referring to! carl, can you throw a sticky on this!!!
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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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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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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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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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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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Then he had cut out the rusted area.
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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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This is a picture of the panel after he had trimmed off the excess metal.


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