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Trunk Floor Replacement in your Mopar

Do The Groceries Hit The Ground When You Drop Them In The Trunk? Avoid Embarrassment By . . .

By Mark Ehlen, Photography by Mark Ehlen

There are two reasons to use a factory replacement part from a donor car instead of a reproduction. The first is if you are building a car that has little or no aftermarket support. The second is if you are an owner of a '69 1/2 440 Six Pack Super Bee (code A12) and you want to claim that it contains all factory stuff.

Muscle Car Restorations (MCR) in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, certainly had to learn to deal with the dwindling supply of original muscle over the last two decades, and anxious owners worried about their investments. It's actually common now to replace the passenger and trunk floors in most of the cars the company restores.

We're going to show you the correct procedure for a trunk floor replacement and installation on this Mopar B-Body, including having to deal with the annoying overlap you'll find on lesser-quality restorations. The methods used can be adapted to the replacement of just about any piece of sheetmetal on the car. Try it.

TECH NOTES
DESCRIPTION PN SOURCE PRICE
Blair Rotabroach 3/8-inch cutter 11108-3 Blair $21.88/three pack
Replacement floor panel N/A DVAP Call
Arbor for cutter 11122 SJ Discount Tools 13.92
3-inch 36-grit Roloc disc 22393 3M 47.00/box of 50
Roloc disc holder 05540 3M 18.17
Weld-grinding wheel 051131-01991 3M 33.65/5
Scotch-Brite
Clean and Strip disc
6-inch x 1/2-inch
extra coarse, black 61500120722 3M 12.47

SOURCES
3M Corporate Headquarters
3M Center
St. Paul
MN  55144
888-364-3577
www.3m.com
Century Drill and Tool Co.
Green Bay
WI
920-339-8700
www.centurydrill.com
Muscle Car Restorations
11371 20th Ave.
Chippewa Falls
WI  54729
715-834-2223
www.musclecarrestorations.com
Desert Valley Auto Parts
23811 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix
AZ  85085
623-780-8024
www.dvap.com
Blair Equipment Company
P.O. Box 2005
Flint
MI  48501
810-635-7111
www.blairequipment.com
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