We now go inside the 250GT cockpit and rebuild, having to remove more decayed and weakened original metal and replace with freshly made 18 gauge metal built to the original factory specs. Before tear down we will build a simple location jig not only to locate our seat frames, but our new floor panels too, ensuring everything is exactly as new.
You will notice throughout the build we continually use weld through primer to as a rust prevention, so this Ferrari will never end up needing this extensive restoration again. Enjoy our floor build!
Ferrari Floor Restoration Photos
Original floor was weakened and decayed.
Before the floor dismantle, a jig was made to locate seat bolt locations and panel locations once the new panels were made.
‘A’ post support panel decayed and not giving much in the way of support.
We created a simple wooden jig to make the second part of the panel.
Once this ‘A’ post support panel was removed, evidence of rot lay underneath.
‘A’ post support panel being crafted.
Floor panels removed and sound deadening material almost non-existent from decay. Rear panel shown here, again in poor shape.
Main structure members in good shape due to them being made of thicker material.
New back panel replicated from original Ferrari panel.
Prior to welding into the 250GT body, we weld-prime all our mating surfaces and the inside of panels to prevent rust through. This is the inside of the ‘A’ post support panel.
Putting it all back together: Ferrari 250GT floor
Weld through primer added prior to placing the new sound proofing matting.
Ferrari 250GT floor structure ready to take the floor panels.
A pair of posts finished ready for installation.
Posts cleco fastened into position on the 250GT floor.
View from the side of the Ferrari showing the newly made back floor panel too.
Newer technology allows us to upgrade from the original factory matting
Our location jig in action, locating panels and holes.
Welding in Ferrari 250GT passenger front floor panel.
Next, welding in main floor panel and ‘A’ post panel supports.