Interested in seeing more of our BMW 2002 restoration? In this video, Adam shows you how to install the rear shock towers and differential support on our 1972 model.

Our particular model was in rough shape. First, we took some measurements before we took out any parts. We’ll need these measurements when we put the new parts in.

If your car is beat up like ours, we recommend taking a look at the manufacturers’ specifications for their measurements as a guide. When you’re removing parts, make sure you have all of the necessary components. Not all of your new products will come with all of the parts, like rear seat mounts.

You might have to remove parts of the inner panels to take the towers out properly. If you have to do this, make sure you have the backup pieces you’ll need to replace any parts you cut out.

After you take out the towers, take advantage of having them out of the way to complete any necessary repair work around the wheels. We prepped all of the wheel wells and got them fitted for installation.

Before welding any part of your restoration project, be sure to do all of the necessary prep work including removing rust and prepping the area around your weld.

For more tips and tricks about this installation, check out our video!

In this follow-up to our floor pan installation video, Adam shows you how to complete the process on a 1967 Porsche 912.

The model is fairly similar to a 911: the only difference is the engine size, so that makes the mounts a little different.

At Restoration Design, we make our gas pedal area pans oversized. There’s extra material in case you need it, but we recommend cutting the majority of the extra material off. The car we’re working on was pre-prepped from the previous floor pan installation.

Make sure you meausre your pedal area pan against your specific car to ensure a good fit. During this process, make sure to identify any other parts in the surrounding area that might need to be replaced. We had some rotted flanges and had to replace parts of the tunnel.

On the other hand, if you see any parts that aren’t looking too bad, feel free to leave them as the original. Parts with rust but little rot are fine to keep, to ensure your car is as authentic as it can be.

In addition to the pedal area, we replaced the bearing brackets as well. You can make yourself a jig so you have positioning to attach your bearing brackets.

Watch our video to see more of the process and get even more tips for installing a pedal area pan!