Panning Out

January 13th, 2010

Installing A Dynacorn Floor Pan

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In our humble opinion, Neil Young was spot-on when he said that rust never sleeps. Vintage muscle cars are going on 40 years old, and given that they weren’t very tight fitment-wise, water had a way of seeping into them and sitting, thereby causing rust.

Installing A Dynacorn Floor Pan

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In our humble opinion, Neil Young was spot-on when he said that rust never sleeps. Vintage muscle cars are going on 40 years old, and given that they weren’t very tight fitment-wise, water had a way of seeping into them and sitting, thereby causing rust.

In the not-so-distant past, repairing rust was a matter of cutting out the affected piece and welding in another piece of metal. Be it small or large, these pieces had to be fabricated to fit, which usually required someone who had the proper metal working skills to produce them. Luckily time has marched on, and companies like Dynacorn now offer entire pieces of perfectly stamped sheet metal, such as fenders, beds and floor pans that make repairing these rusted parts easy. Heck, Dynacorn has taken this premise so far that they now offer entire bodies. Thanks to Dynacorn, it’s possible to literally build a vintage Mustang or Camaro without actually having a Mustang or Camaro to begin with.

As far as repairing rust or dents with new stamped pieces being easy? Well, we let’s say easier, as it still requires a skilled fabricator to remove the offending piece without damaging the surrounding area and then installing the new piece. That’s where RRC Fabrication and Speed comes into play. Bill Richmand, owner of RRC has been heavily involved with NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Nationwide series and the Craftsman Truck series for many years.

It’s this experience that allowed him to quickly do this job. Know that this pan replacement job is not that difficult in and of itself, but it is very labor intensive. There are many holes to drill and fill, and like everything, a little knowledge and practice goes a long way to making this a two-day job for the pros and a weeklong project for we normal folks.

Follow along as this ’69 Mustang gets a new pan, thanks to Dynacorn and RRC.

Sources
Dynacorn Classic Bodies Inc.
1400 Pacific Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93033.
805.486.2612
www.dynacorn.com (http://www NULL.dynacorn NULL.com)

RRC Fabrication
1937 11th St. Unit G
Upland, CA 91786
909.981.0336
www.rrcfabandspeed.com (http://www NULL.rrcfabandspeed NULL.com)


 

 

 

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Fit and finish of the Dynacorn floor pan is great. It really fits in place perfectly and makes a previously miserable job possible for a competent metalworker to complete in a few days.
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