RE: Floor Pan Replacement
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RE: Floor Pan Replacement



I PUT BUCKETS IN MY VALIANT WHEN I PUT NEW FLOORS IN IT.  AND AND USED ALLUMINUM C BRACKETS.  THAT A LOCAL METAL FAB SHOP BENT UP FOR ME.   NOT KNOWING ANY BETTER I HAD THEM BENT AT A SLIGHT ANGLE TO GIVE A LITTLE LEAN BACK.  I ENDED UP HAVING THEM REBEND ME SOME AND MADE THEM FLAT.  OR PARALELL .  I PUT A PLASTIC WASHER ABOUT 1.5” IN DIAMETER ON TOP OF THE CARPET FOR THE BRACKET TO SIT ON.  THEN BIG HEAVY FENDER WASHER ON THE UNDER SIDE.  HAVING TO DO IT OVER I SHOULD HAVE PRE FIT THE SEATS IN THERE WHEN I WAS DOING THE BODY WORK.  BUT THE GUY SUPPLYING THE SEATS DIDN’T GET THEM TO ME FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS AFTER I HAD PUT THE NEW PANS IN.  ( WAS A LONG DRAWN OUT DEAL)     IF YOU HAVE THE PARTS I WOULD MAKE A SIMILAR BRACKET LIKE IN  THIS PICTURE   JUST ENOUGH TO BE A DOUBLE LAYER.  THEN GET A SET OF BUCKET SEAT BRACKETS.  IF YOU HAVE NONE .  I SUGGEST YOU CONTACT ME I MAY HAVE 2 OR 3 SETS. AND COULD BE TALKED INTO PARTING WITH A SET

JASON

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hall, Ricky L
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:07 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Floor Pan Replacement

 

 

Another member sent what the factory brkts look like...........

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Faunce
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 8:14 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Floor Pan Replacement

 

I swapped a front bench for buckets on a 65 B-body a number of years ago.  I seem to recall that I had to reverse the brackets on the bench seat to use them for the buckets.  The bigger issue was that in using the original underside structural seat support mounting hole, the buckets ended up closer to the steering wheel than the bench.  I also had to drill at least  two other mounting holes (that were not needed for the bench seat) and I didn’t want to simply hope that the seat would stay in place in an accident using nuts and washers.  Instead, I bought some 2” x ¼” steel bars x 15” or so, drilled them to fit the front-back bucket seat bolt pattern and installed them on the underside, using hardened washers and nut.  You could just as easily do this for the outboard bolts.  If you are drilling holes for the buckets make sure you sit the seat far enough back so that you have plenty of room between you and the steering wheel.

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hall, Ricky L
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 10:34 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Floor Pan Replacement

 

Anyone have tips on floor pan replacement?  Have a new pan coming today via FedEx truck freight from Summit Racing.  Pulled out the front seat and carpet on the weekend to see how to mount bucket seats.......  Looking like she needs the rear two sections they sell too, as you can see thru in the right rear foot area.

 

On that note – I don’t see fitting bucket seats in place of the bench seat very easily.  The floor contour makes it 1 ½” or so higher where the inside tracks would go.  And there are no braces underneath for mounting the inside tracks.  The bench straddles all that.  Think I am back to having the bench upholstered with lumbar support.

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