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Wagon floor pans
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:26:48 PM »
I want to start gathering parts for my 74 wagon that I want to restore. A year or two ago the floor was solid except for one small spot on the passengers side in front of the front seat. Now one seat mount on each front seat has rusted through the floor :( I am stripping all the carper out of the car now because I believe it is getting wet and retaining moisture and causing the rust.


That should hopefully slow or almost stop the rusting. So now I need new floor pans. I have a set of floor pans from a sedan, will they work in my wagon? I believe they came from a 79, but my wagon is a 74. Is that a problem?


Also,I need quarter panels and such from a wagon... so I need a donor car for that. Anyone know where a rust free wagon body is at? I will travel for it! Let me know!


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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 11:28:08 PM »
The water is most likley coming from the windshield seal, or a small rust hole in the cowl vents, had few that I caught in time before they got to bad, had the floor do that on my 76, ruined by a leaking windshield seal, I used mustang two floor pans, yes they do make patch panels , they were close enough to fix it, best after you remove all the seats and carpet hose down the car to find the leak or it will happen again,
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 07:51:46 AM »
Pretty sure its the windshield seal. Definitely going to fix the problem asap.....
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 10:13:21 AM »
It was the cause on a few pintos I had over the years, back then you could not find a seal , now they are making them, here is a photo of the mustang II patch panel I used to fix the floor, lucky it was only one side , this is start to finish
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 10:16:34 AM »
this is what I took out :-\
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 07:33:30 PM »
Sedan floor pans should fit your wagon.  I put some 80 hatch floors in my 78 cruising wagon years ago.  I am told the pre-catalytic converter cars had slightly different floors but for the most part they should be similar.
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 07:59:09 AM »
yeah those should work, i also used the mustang  floor pans and did both sides.. came out good. 71-74 and 77 -80 should all interchange, 75 and 76 have a different trans tunnel and inner seat mount points... but can be made to work if thats all ya got.
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 07:43:26 PM »
That's nice work. Soon I'll be able to weld :D
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 06:31:14 PM »
hi im bo new here think i know where thers a wagon  im in nc where are you
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 06:36:12 PM »
hay  bo again i have a 76 coupe 3
302  8`` rear just starting hope this helped
on my pinto the cowl leaked
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Re: Wagon floor pans
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 02:06:31 PM »
My floors were awful because of cowl rust and leaks, but that was long ago, as it's all been repaired.

I'll never forget right before I bought the car and asked the owner - "hmm....seems the floor is damp, any idea why?" (stupid newbie question). "Sure!" he says, ""I forgot to put the window up when it rained a few days ago".

And once I got it home, the horror I found, not only on the floors but at the windshield. Agh!. Nothing some fiberglass mat soaked in POR-15 couldn't handle for the floors, though. They're solid as a rock now....

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