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#1035066 - 02/13/16 05:36 PM My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more  
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Thought I would share my hard work . Almost have the new goodmark pan installed. Click on link to see what I had to do .
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#1035072 - 02/13/16 08:03 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Lookin good it's
a chore but your getting there


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#1035105 - 02/14/16 10:15 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Ya it sure is . Been about November when I pulled the carpet and found some nasty rust in floor pan on driver side . Lucky it wasn't past the factory seams . Had to swap out the corner foot rest area above driver body mount under e brake pedal. That was fun lol. Came apart great with the spot weld cutter. The back of the pan is the trickiest part . Have the main hump fitting nice and tight for good weld . Little more trimming and then pan out again lol to make plug weld holes in pan seam like the factory . Any suggestions are welcomed . Once floor done moving into full quarters and new door shells . Got the driver quarter roof seam exposed after scraping and chipping the lead off . Car wasnt rusted out like the floor was at driver seat area. I figure instead of patching the quarters that full new ones would make the car much better in the end. First time doing this so I'm learning and researching as I go . Glad to have good friends to help lol.

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#1035107 - 02/14/16 10:23 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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#1035161 - 02/16/16 03:35 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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nice work!
ill be doing this soon too.
I was wondering if I bought the left and right side separate and left the trans tunnel in tact if it would be easier.
yours looks great and mine is in about the same condition as yours was before.
I was just thinking that it might be easier for myself because Im not much of a body repairman.


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#1035182 - 02/17/16 12:39 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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The aftermarket quarters have the whole quarter window in them and the seam is just above the window, at least the ones I have are that way.

I think you'll also need the rear window out as the quarter wraps into the window seam. One other thing to address is you'll have to reapply the studs for the window trim moulding, they can be welded with a stud gun(which is what I'm going to shoot for) or I think you can get the ones that have a screw that holds them.

When the weather gets nice enough I'll be doing the doors and qtr myself.


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#1035185 - 02/17/16 03:08 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Thanks for the kind words guys. Markg this is my first time doing the floor . I honestly think its easier doing entire floor . Plus less welding . Ls1 monte I have removed rear window last night before reading this . What you suggested I already figured lol. Thought about the studs for the trim as well . I will prob get the shop that is doing the paint to stud weld all of the window studs back on same with the front . Window came out pretty easy with a heat gun and 90 deg pick . All glass is coming out body will be totally stripped down . Just ordered both full quarters , seat mount square mount pads , and floor plugs. Need a better way to remove the lead from quarter seams any ideas thx . Ls1monte can u send me a pic of the quarter mainly the upper flange. That should be the factory seam like in the pic. This is my first rebuild as far as body and love it !

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#1035186 - 02/17/16 03:12 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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85 z28 tpi
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#1035199 - 02/17/16 11:03 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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I dont have much more of a pic of the OEM qtr seam but it comes across to the window and is the outer most layer on the top of that window recessed area.



Here is the new qtr that I have not sure if the new ones are the same although I would suppose they are.



Hope that helps some.

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#1035210 - 02/18/16 05:16 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Cool thx for the pics. The panel u have can u send a pic of the back window flange area . My panel will be same by your pic and mine I'm getting. How did u get the lead off ?heat it up and scrape it away . Thx i have been doing it by chipping it and digging away at it

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#1035212 - 02/18/16 12:07 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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if you use a torch the lead will roll out of the joint, just dont overheat the roof panel. I'll get that pic later today.


I just re-read my pic post and I think I wasn't very clear. The roof skin comes down to the quarter window opening and it is the outer most layer of the top window lip. The quarter panel is the next one under that I believe.

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#1035213 - 02/18/16 03:05 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Thx . Ya i have the seams figured out and how I'm going to install it. If u notice in your window well area on the top roof section ,the flange is part of the roof as well. Quarter slips under that. If my quarter is like yours I will be modifying the above window area on the new panel so it slides under just like the factory one . Cleaned the back window flange last night . the quarter should have a flange for the rear window channel where the window clip studs are . That sealant for the rear is a pain . Side window came out and the sealant came off by just grabbing it and peeled right off . Have good day smile

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#1035216 - 02/18/16 05:54 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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This area in comparison to the panel u have. I marked the seam with yellow pen.


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#1035233 - 02/19/16 03:36 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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That looks pretty close to where the repro flange is for length...



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#1035236 - 02/19/16 05:04 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Thank you for the time to show that pic . Settles the nerves Lol been working hard at trimming pan and exposing the quarter seams . I have a month till the quarters show up so want to get floor done by then not to long now


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#1035237 - 02/19/16 06:19 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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I recommend welding the seam shut in the corner of the quarter window frame. The large factory gaps there cause a lot of flexing and cracked filler.


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#1035247 - 02/19/16 03:12 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Thanks i was thinking to weld that area . Will look at that once I install the quarter . Mine was cracking like a hair line crack. I WONT be replacing the lead with plastic filler . Read other members stating that it is like a sponge and will retain moisture.Any one use it . What is best to replace the lead with so it look right and doesn't crack in the future thanks

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#1035583 - 02/26/16 07:49 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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been working alot will post updates soon


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#1036110 - 03/09/16 04:42 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Little update almost have inside stripped so i can weld in the floor . Hoping to be welding the floor in on the weekend . Dash is out and all wiring and stripped of paint


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#1036218 - 03/11/16 02:50 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Making good progress . Floor is almost pre drilled to 5/16 for plug welds . Have to still drill the brace and seat mounts.



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#1036288 - 03/13/16 06:32 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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More progress . Floor is in welding progress. Feel free to comment


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#1036352 - 03/15/16 02:17 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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More welding the floor alm


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#1036353 - 03/15/16 02:22 AM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Almost done welding the rear . Final pass. Next I have to fit the new braces and drill spot weld holes



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#1036558 - 03/20/16 08:47 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Heck ya that's coming along nicely. thumbs thumbs I'm looking forward to pics of your qtr progress, I'll admit I'm nervous about doing mine but I did get my rear window out last night.


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#1036562 - 03/20/16 11:36 PM Re: My 84 monte ss resto , floor pan and more [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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That's wicked smile windows in the back didnt scare me but the windshield is scary lol. Quarters I will admit its scary but any one with mechanical ability and can see how things are together can do it. I'm almost at the brace and seat mounts . Waiting for the quarters and seat mount pads to come. Im hoping in a week or two i should be on the quarters. Do you have a build thread too ?


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