This post covers the left floor half made from scratch and grafted into the tunnel to complete the floor. We do use an original section on the left side rear, as when we began this project it was agreed we would salvage and use as much original metal as possible (as long as it was structurally sound). We have quite the collection of original material we couldn’t reuse and plan to display it next to the car, when it’s completed, for a few artistic shots.
Auto Restoration: Final floor restoration photos
Where possible it was our mission to salvage all perfectly good original useable sheet metal, and here’s an example of just that!
TIG welded into position and ready for metal finishing.
Our freshly made left hand floor half.
Honing in the bead detail in the floor.
Floor pieces joined into position with the tunnel.
Floor to tunnel grafting begins.
The metal finishing process.
Two floor halves and the tunnel successfully grafted together.
Front tunnel capping panel, positioned using clecos.
New floor mounted on the donor chassis to check fit.