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Floor Panels

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Beamin, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Beamin

    Beamin Gold Level Sponsor

    I'm trying to track down quality sources for floor panels. Searching through the forum, three names have popped up. Randy Willett, Chris Lunn, and the folks at Alpine West Midlands. I've got contact info for Randy and Alpine West but can't find anything on Chris. Can anyone help out? Also, are there any other sources I should consider?
     
  2. Alpine Addict

    Alpine Addict Platinum Donor Donation Time

    Sunbeam Classic Spares in the UK although I have no experience with these panels from amy of the suppliers mentioned.
     
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  3. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

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  4. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Platinum Level Sponsor

  5. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Platinum Level Sponsor

    I tried to contact that guy to no avail finally fabbed my own
     
  6. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Gold Level Sponsor

    I got floor pans from Dave Lameront a while back...they were nicely done...I tried contacting him about some patch panels a couple months back but received no response after several tries via email and Facebook both so I contacted Chris Lunn for those. He was very responsive. His email is jach@execulink.com
     
  7. DanR

    DanR SAOCA Treasurer Diamond Level Sponsor

    Contact info that I have:

    Dave Lameront
    519-703-0710
    dlameront@hotmail.com
    RR 5 6521 Line 39 Mitchell
    Ontario, Canada

    Randy Willet
    603-455-1840
    willett581@msn.com

    Have his mail/shop address somewhere
     
  8. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Gold Level Sponsor

    Now for a little heresy! I love working with metal and I am a fair welder...but in many cases there is a different option. FIBERGLASS. I know, I know, real steel or NO deal. When I used glass on my 1935 Ford pickup back in 1969/70, panels were not available like today, plus I was young and did not understand the error of my ways. Knowing there was enough floor left for a good pattern, I used a 36 grit disc and cut out all rust, mixed up fiberglass matt and started putting it over the roughed metal. Using filler with strands of glass and cardboard backing, I made new floors. With a little body work to smooth things out, flat black paint then using what I think was the forerunner of pickup bed spray liner, I had a very good floor. Underneath I smoothed it a little and sprayed undercoating as it was a driver. Two years later I traded it for a 1940 Ford coupe then 30 years later about 2000, I got to see it again. The floors were still nice. Just like welding, how one does the work makes all the difference. I LOVE steel, but some guys don't have a welder or the bucks to have it done, but $50.00/$100.00 of glass and undercoating can get things done.
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor



    My conscience won't let me ignore this one.

    What was done to a 1935 Ford pickup has absolutely nothing to do with proper floor pan restoration on a Series Alpine.

    A 1935 Ford pickup is body-on-frame and the floor pans are non-structural.

    A Series Alpine is a unibody chassis and the steel floor pans are essential to the chassis structure.​

    I hope nobody seriously considers putting FBG floor pans in a Series Alpine.
     
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  10. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Platinum Level Sponsor

    You need to look around I posted lameront's info a couple of places
     
  11. Charles Johns

    Charles Johns Gold Level Sponsor

    Barry and Procraft, I admit a structural pan is not a place to save $$$, and I did say, "...the error of my ways." All depends on how bad things are.
     

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