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1969 coupe trunk floor
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:36:33 PM »
I've discussed here before the brand of trunk floor to replace my trunk floor with but I'm curios if the trunk floor of a coupe can be installed with the quarters & tail light panel still attached? I don't want to take anymore of the car apart than I need to. Maybe from underside? This is Arizona. We don't normally have these problems. Thank you, Joe

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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 02:46:24 PM »
Yes. It will fit thru the trunk opening.

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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 04:48:11 PM »
Where are you in AZ?  My son is stationed at Luke.
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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 05:14:13 PM »
I'm in Tucson.

Thanks for the info on the trunk pan. Trunk opening looked too small...Joe
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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 04:48:44 PM »
If you get that trunk floor in through the opening, I'd love to know how... I had to replace the entire trunk pan when I did the body work on my car 2 years ago.... no way it was getting in...we tried every which way. Maybe just the bottom on the trunk, but not the entire pan.

Since we had some reason to, we also had to take off the quarters... boy was I nervous when I walked into the shop and saw the entire car gone from the base of rear glass....just a pair of frame rails....

Even the guys at Camaro Specialties told me that most people cut the floor pan in half to get it in....I wanted it in one piece....the quarters and tail panel had to come off...
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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 06:47:15 PM »
If you get that trunk floor in through the opening, I'd love to know how... I had to replace the entire trunk pan when I did the body work on my car 2 years ago.... no way it was getting in...we tried every which way. Maybe just the bottom on the trunk, but not the entire pan.

Since we had some reason to, we also had to take off the quarters... boy was I nervous when I walked into the shop and saw the entire car gone from the base of rear glass....just a pair of frame rails....

Even the guys at Camaro Specialties told me that most people cut the floor pan in half to get it in....I wanted it in one piece....the quarters and tail panel had to come off...
Thanks for your info. I would cut it half before I cut good original panels off. Maybe you're right. I trunk bottom would go through the lid opening....Joe
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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 07:15:07 PM »
Joe,

I did a trunk floor in a 69 coupe about a year ago.  As long as you aren't putting in a pan the entire width that goes all the way over to the trunk drop offs (and on an Arizona car I can't imagine why you would since they generally hold water and rust in the center lowest section) then it does in fact fit through the trunk opening.

The one I did was an AZ car as well with a leaky back window, hence the reason the trunk floor had pin holes.  All that water just sits in the middle and rust doesn't affect the sides, so the owner elected I carefully trim the pan center to replace the rust, which was actually all that was needed for the repair.

  If doing a car from the rust belt, then things would likely get more extensive.

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Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 09:32:04 PM »
Vinyl top deluxe interior car so about 3/4 of the trunk floor. Rubber trunk mat didn't help matters either. The body guy said no problem. He's originally from the PA area. Thanks, Joe
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