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'75 Wagon project...
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:19:53 PM »
Well my 2.3 Pinto disease flared up again and I bought this lovely example[size=78%].[/size]



Runs, drives, generally feels like a 40 year old econobox would.


However...
Little did I know what evil lurked beneath the soaking-wet-for-decades floor mats once I ripped the carpet up.
Rotten. No floorpans whatsoever. The turd brown paint should have tipped me off.


I have to make a call on this thing; Luckily I'm crafty with TIG and MIG and general metal fab.


I've read around quite a bit, but I want to know if anyone has definitively replaced the entire floorpan with Mustang II sheet metal or what, even with modifications. I realize finding another wagon with good floorpans is my best option, but that seems like an outside chance...


Any  help appreciated.
Thanks-
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Re: '75 Wagon project...
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 07:00:50 PM »
Mustang II pans from Jegs seem to be the easy way to go
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Re: '75 Wagon project...
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 08:35:05 PM »
What? You can't just patch that up with POR-15.?  ::)   While mine wasn't that bad, I did make a patch panel out of a sheet of steel. The dimples were made by putting a larger socket on the bottom of the steel, a smaller one on the top - and giving it a whack.  I'd rather had a few more, but when I wound up pinching my finger in the process (and reveled a tendon) I decided I had enough.  :'(

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Re: '75 Wagon project...
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 10:31:18 PM »
Yeah, this is far beyond "Floorpan in a Can"!

Well the experiment is on, I have a MII floor pan coming from Sherman, I'll detail the fit here when it arrives.