Finally got around to starting on the floors and frame rails.
I have decided to install a frame rail that ties the front and back chassis supports together. It seems to be the product of choice for the big HP V8 modified Z's and is made by Bad Dog parts. http://www.baddogparts.com/
I have also decided to replace the floor pans at the same time and just get everything cleaned up down there. I am using the Zedd findings floor pans. http://www.datsunzparts.com/NewParts/summary.htmThey
too seem to be the product of choice.
I have never attempted this before so we all should learn something.
I measured and stared at everything for two weeks, so I guess it's time to start drilling. Got my favorite 5 lb hammer too
Drilled off the seat supports using a spot weld drill.
Here is the back frame support from the Bad dog rail. Just checking the fit before I drill the floor out.
OK...all the spot welds are drilled...
time to cut the old front support...
Cam cut the corners, how appropriate...
Now to get busy on the weld nubs. Everything needs to be spotless for the welding. Who's that guy???
A little trim here and there and TA-DA!
I will get it fitting perfect tomorrow with the Bad Dog rails installed. Then we get to weld .