Floor Replacement and Torque Box Locations

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by Sam's Z, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Sam's Z

    Sam's Z New Member

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    Soon I will replacing my floor with a new one piece from AMD. I did get the one that has the braces and new torque boxes. I'm still unsure if I will use the new torque boxes, but probably will. Anyway I plan on taking alot of measurements to ensure they go back in the same locations. One thing that has me puzzled is a small gap between the flanges of the original torque boxes and the floor pans. Most that I have seen fit flush. What are you guys thoughts? Thanks

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  2. Scott51

    Scott51 Veteran Member

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    Mine were like that on one side so I closed up the gap with the help of a hammer and sheetmetal screws then plug welded from the inside of the car every 2”
     
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    hubedobeedo 3rd times a charm

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    that's a really good way to deal with that.
     
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    Just a little massage.
     
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    That’s assembly line built. Lots of little things like that all over these cars
     
  6. Sam's Z

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    Thanks guys. Glad to know others have had similar situations with theirs. That was what I was hoping to hear. I feel ok now, knowing I can use these as a guide for measurements prior to reassembly. They will fit alot better when they go back.:)
     
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    If you do weld-in subframe connectors, like the SFCs from DSE, you'll have a chance to close those gaps up, like I did - mine looked just like yours.
     
  8. 70RamAirIII

    70RamAirIII Pontiac-aholic

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    wow - that gap is crazy!
    Granted I have never stopped to look at cars in this area (other than the two I have owned), but sheesh...
    I would have never guessed I'd see gaps that big - I guess on the up side, they are the same on both side!

    This reminds me of a 'Cracked' poster my uncle (10 years my senior) had on his wall when I was growing up...
    It showed the 'Cracked' mascot with an A-OK stamp at the end of an assembly line, and (iirc) the car he just stamped was falling apart...

    this is the magazine, obviously not the picture I recall:
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    I wonder if that's caused from the rear floor pan being a bit forward from where it should have been!?
    I am with Scott though, I'd be incline to massage it, and close the gap.
     

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