Floor pan repair seat bolt question?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by fishwater, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. fishwater

    fishwater Well-Known Member

    I’m starting to repair some rot in my floorpans & prior to me purchasing the car it had a restoration of some sort many years ago. Now that I’m into the floor I see that whoever did the floors welded the seat mounting nuts to the braces, not that I’m concerned about the factory look it doesn’t like right to me. Can anyone show me pics of the underside of the floorpan on a factory or replacement pan? I really don’t want to cut the whole pan out & start over but I want the car to be safe.
  2. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    Can you post a picture? The seat mounting nuts should be part of the brace, as, the floor sheet metal would not be strong enough to support the seat safely. I'm guessing you have a bench seat(?).
  3. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    you might contact Joe Vega. Azchevs on here. He has a lot of '68 - '72 A cars in various states of disassembly.
  4. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I could be mistaken but on the big cars like my Wildcat, the lap belt is secured by the tunnel floor. Under the floor is a ~5-inch by 2-inch steel reinforcement "block". The block has the nut welded to it. The block is welded to the floor. I'm familiar because I recently grabbed a seat belt out of a Rivi in the junkyard. I tried to remove the seat belt bolt with a breaker bar, instead of loosening the bolt, I got the floor and the block...with the bolt ;-) (I wasn't charged for the floor I took ;-)
  5. B-rock

    B-rock Well-Known Member

    To make life easier and safer to me... I cut off the original studs and drilled the holes out for 3/8 thread. Then used studs instead of bolts. This makes laying the carpet down a lot easier. A fender washer welded under the floorpan welded to a 3/8 nut

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