Trunk Floor

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by TexasT, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    So, Im in the research stage of a new trunk floor to replace the pretty much rust to dust one that was in there.

    I found this on line and wondered if anyone had experience with this place or had suggestions for somewhere else.

    http://www.rustrepair.com/PANELS/SKYLARK-67-FULL-TRUNK-FLOOR-556880.HTM

    I would think doing the whole floor in one piece could present problems but I'm sure someone had dealt with that and had answers. Also thinking I would need the braces as well.
    http://www.rustrepair.com/PANELS/SKYLARK-68-TRUNK-FLOOR-BRACE-556875R.HTM
    http://www.rustrepair.com/PANELS/SKYLARK-68-TRUNK-FLOOR-BRACE-556875L.HTM

    Also going to need a patch for the lower driver fender. I hit a vega that pulled out in front of me in the late eighties and found this white fender but it has a rust hole.
    http://www.rustrepair.com/PANELS/SKYLARK-67-FENDER-REAR-687022L.HTM
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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  3. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    thanks for the heads up.
    http://www.buickperformanceclub.com/TrunkPan.htm

    any thoughts on the spray on weld through primer? Has to be Sherwin Williams? Other brands work fine?

    the national parts depot link for the pan and supports was dead. I'll look for this on a google search.
     
  4. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

  5. Eric Strouse

    Eric Strouse Well-Known Member

    Interesting thread - I just did a trunk replacement 3 weeks ago and just now saw the link to the George N’s site. Luckily my trunk just had pin holes and not rusted as bad as George’s example. Because my braces we’re in great shape, we drilled out the factory welds from underneath and cut to the inside of the brace to lay the new pan in. So...from under the car, the brace covered the cut line and we only had to worry about blending in the pan inside the trunk. Key is splitting the old trunk pan from the brace. It took two of us a long 3 day weekend from start to finish.

    I purchased my pan Opgi - I qualified for free shipping with a couple of other things in the basket: https://www.opgi.com/skylark/C980314/

    Hope the pics come through?

    Eric
     

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  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

  7. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...and keeping spare tire bracket...
     
  8. Eric Strouse

    Eric Strouse Well-Known Member

  9. Eric Strouse

    Eric Strouse Well-Known Member

    Yep, cut out the old spare tire bracket and welded it to the new pan.
     
  10. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    nice work and pix of your project.
    I am going to order some of those bits for the spot weld . Great suggestion.
     
  11. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    The center pin is spring loaded. Center punch the weld and have at it. Easy peazy! Sharp double sided cutters too. Kinda odd on that link tho; the cutters are shown left handed and they arent. ws
     
  12. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    Pic probably flipped.
     

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