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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have any procedures for the replacement of floor panels on my 73 Spider. They don't seem to be spot welded so they are hard to remove. I have cut the old panel to the edge, removed everything but the last inch all the way around. Need to find out how to separate the old panel without destroying the car. Thanks Jerry
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Does anybody have any procedures for the replacement of floor panels on my 73 Spider. They don't seem to be spot welded so they are hard to remove. I have cut the old panel to the edge, removed everything but the last inch all the way around. Need to find out how to separate the old panel without destroying the car. Thanks Jerry

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Confused, my 1750 GTV's floor panel was spot welded in. I just ground the floor panel down with a 6" grinder until the spot weld was gone ... repeat 100's of times
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They are spot welded to the frame rails, firewall, transmission/driveshaft tunnel and "parcel shelf". Use a wire wheel to clean along the perimeter and you'll see the spot welds.

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Clarification... it is sometimes easier to cut out the rust and butt weld the cut out.. not disturbing any spot welds. . Most times it is just a lower catch basin that is rusted. Just because they sell complete panels, doesn't mean you have to replace the whole thing. A good butt weld is invisible. Pretty much like a fender with rust on a lower corner.. You don't replace the whole fender.
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