11. The old floor viewed from the bottom. The gas tank reinforcements will be recycled; the proper distance between the supports was preserved by tack welding lengths of tubing to them.

12. The salvaged gas tank supports will be attached to the new trunk floor.

13. Once the locations of the gas tank straps were determined holes were cut in the floor and the caged nuts with ARP hardware were put in place.

14. With the nuts installed the holes in the floor were plugged.

15. This is a worm's eye view of the new trunk floor and the supports the gas tank will attach to via ARP hardware.

16. Hot Rods by Dean gave their new Eastwood English wheel a workout forming new tunnels for the transmission and driveshaft.

17. The transmission tunnel was fabricated in multiple sections and then welded together.

18. Likewise the driveshaft tunnel was made in two pieces then joined with a Miller welder. The new tunnel is taller than the original due to the car's lower stance.

19. Sheetmetal "boxes" were made and welded in place to enclose the floor in those areas where the new frame encroached into the passenger compartment.

20. The replacement floor panel was held in place with Eastwood clecos while rossete welds were used to secure it.

21. In the passenger compartment the floor was given a coat of primer, then all the joints were covered with Eastwood seam sealer.

22. The trunk was given the same primer/seam sealer treatment. Seam sealer is highly recommended to keep deadly exhaust gas out of the interior spaces.

23. Eastwood's undercoating gun can be used to heavy-duty antirust, rubberized undercoating, and spray-on bedliners.

24. For getting into hard-to-reach areas, like rocker panels, Eastwood supplies two 24-inch flexible wands—one has a straight spray tip, the other a 90-degree.

25. Eastwood's rubberized undercoating stands up to the most extreme conditions.

26. With the floor modifications and repairs made and the seams sealed all the surfaces were primed and then covered with vintage-looking spatter paint.

27. To most observers the floor appears original.

28. Like Road Tour cars of the past, the interior surfaces have been layered with Dynaliner and Dynamat to reduce noise and heat in the passenger compartment.

29. To prevent heat and noise absorption the underside of the roof was treated to a layer of Dynaliner.

30. All the rubber products, including the body mounts came from SoffSeal.

31. The body mounts register in holes in the frame. The lip on the bushing is to locate the lower portion of the mount; the metal sleeve prevents the ARP mounting bolts from being over tightened and crushing the rubber.

32. The second half of the mount is installed from below the frame or bracket and registers on the lip of the upper cushion, then the ARP bolts and washers are installed.

SOURCE
AMSOIL
925 Tower Ave.
Superior
WI  54880
800-777-8491
http://www.amsoil.com
PPG
11276 5th St #500
Rancho Cucamonga
CA
http://www.ppg.com/coatings/refi
nish
Hot Rods By Dean
1 West Lone Cactus Drive
Phoenix
AZ  85027
623-581-1932
http://www.hotrodsbydean.com
ARP
800-826-3045
http://www.arp-bolts.com
Dynamat
3042 Symmes Road
Hamilton
OH  45015
513-860-5094
http://www.dynamat.com
Speedway Motors
340 Victory Lane
Lincoln
ME  68528
800-979-0122
http://www.speedwaymotors.com
SoffSeal
104 May Drive
Harrison
OH  45030
800-426-0902
http://www.soffseal.com
Roadster Shop
Mundelein
IL
847-949-7637
http://www.roadstershop.com
The Eastwood Company
800-345-1178
http://www.eastwood.com