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Howdy!

New to this forum - bought a 67 convertible (which I have yet to pick up). I know most of the floor is going to need replacement.

Any suggestions as to brands of floorpans - which are good, bad, ugly, and so on??

Also a bit of advice required on quarter panel selection, as my brother has a GTA coupe, and both quarters need to be replaced. Is it worth it to find NOS panels, or are the repro ones as good? I put repro quarters on my 67 Cougar, but I noticed after that the lines aren't as well defined as the original sheetmetal. Is this true of Mustangs as well?

Thanks in advance!

Steve.
 

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Don't forget to check the inner rockers on the convertible. If the floors are rusty, I'd bet the inner rockers are too.

The repro quarters and patches are not quite the same quality as OEM, but it's a matter of "How much do you want to spend, and what are your goals?" Repro is not bad, it's just not perfect.


Coppertone's current condition:
http://www.knology.net/~dorner/images/coppertone2.jpg
 

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Another option is to cut quarter panels from a donor car. I believe the repro Mustang quarters are about the same quality as your Cougar's - unless things have gotten better in the last two years.

Regards,

Dean T

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Wow, what a great article!

I've noticed the same thing about the floor to firewall cup when I welded my Cougar floors. I believe I ended up splicing the cup down the centre, fitting the resulting pieces in, and welding in a small triagular piece to bridge.

Did you use lap welds, or spot welds? Like you, I'm not too worried about how it looks underneath the carpet, but how does it look underneath?

Thanks for the info! I've bookmarked the site for later!

Steve.
 
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