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Discussion Starter · #21 ·
The shrinker worked great,, put a nice radius in the sheet metal. Welded in the new metal and then used Eastwoods lead free solder. Going to finish the body work on the windshield pillars on the new metal.
Next big issue is the floor pan,,, nutz,,
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One piece floor pan has been ordered should be here in a week or so. So I will start the fun of cutting out the old floor and spot welds,, over 500 is my guess,, I will keep count.
 

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Matty man, you da man. Keep it up and keep posting photo's
 

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Well got the seats out and prepped the floor to cut out tomorrow. I am thinking of doing a separate post on just replacing a one piece floor pan since there had been a big interest on many G body web sites, what do you think?.
I will try to keep count of how many spot welds I remove. Thanks!!
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I am thinking my Malibu was a Friday afternoon job,,, looks like the seam sealer gun barfed on the drivers side rear floor pan.
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The floor pan is out,, now the fun of grinding and cutting the spot welds out.
Now if you have ever changed a motor or transmission in a G body you know the pain of the seem above the transmission and removing the bell housing bolts. Once I get the pan in place I plan on making a curved flat piece to remove that big lip so getting to the bell housing bolts is easier. Back to spot weld removal, thanks!
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Well thank you Summit racing for telling me my floor pan should of been delivered last week,, but no,,.
Now it won't be delivered until middle of March now. I called Jan 8th talked to a human and he said hey there's one in Florida,, it will ship on Monday, purchase it on Friday. So I cut the floor out thinking it was on the way. So lesson learned, any company that drop ships like Summit the availability and shipping dates are a wag.
 

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Well,, update,, I read either on this site or another G body site that Good Mark has the one piece floor pan in stock,, if you go to good mark it states in stock on the add.
So I called,, good mark,, the " in stock" on the web page is wrong,, a first I'm sure, they have over 200 customers waiting on the floor pan, since last September. The pans have been stamped out and they are waiting on a ride to come to the states. So maybe in April I might see it,, nutz,,,,
 

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2nd of March and still waiting,, maybe just maybe next month. Standing by to stand by.😒
 

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Latest and greatest,, the floor pan should,, should ship at the end of the month,,, we shall see.
 

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That's crazy. I feel for you
 

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Well, hell has frozen over,, called Summit racing today and the floor pan shipped today to head up to Ohio. Talked to a very nice gal, Page and she called Goodmark and confirmed that the floor pan indeed started it's journey up north. But I am deep into a house 🏡 project so the floor pan is now secondary. But I will post some pics when it shows up. Matty man
 

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That's awesome. Glad you've got it. Have fun putting it in.
 

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Did the first initial fit for the floor looks good and the fitment looks spot on so far. The rear section just past the rear foot well for the rear section is different than what my Malibu is. I will trim to fit and weld it in. I am working my house 🏠 at the same time so the floor pan replacement will worked whiie I am waiting on concrete to dry or waiting for a specialist to show up. Finally getting there, slow but sure.
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It shows great promise, and you have awesome skills.
 
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