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!
When we restored a 1967 Porsche 912 at Restoration Design, a lot of prep work went into the floor pan installation.
First, we replaced all of the flanges in the tunnel and front and back perimeter. This inspired us to put together a kit for purchase to make this part of the process a lot easier and less time-consuming for all of you.
Our professional steal beater, Wes, replaced the inner and outer rocker on both sides of the floor and took the time to replace the heater tube while we could still access it.
We also took the opportunity to replace the brake line which was rusted. You should always take the time to replace or repair any pieces in the tunnel during this stage of the process, while you still have access to them.
The floors we make come in three pieces: rear section, front section and gas pedal piece. In this video, we focused on the rear and front sections.
When you first put the floor pans in place, you’ll need to determine what adjustments you need to make to fit it into the flanges.
When both floor pans are in place, make some final adjustments for the scribe lines.
Check out the video for more tips and tricks for a floor pan installation!
Because our vintage Porsche’s lateral gas tank supports were rotten, first we installed new ones.
Next, we had to install the suspension reinforcements and the gas tank support.
After covering the lateral gas tank supports with weld through primer, we can install the gas tank support.
Depending on the year of vintage Porsche 911/912 you have, you’ll need to choose the corresponding front gas tank support to fit your model.
While some companies believe in “one size fits all” when it comes to front gas tank support, at Restoration Design we aim to get you the right part for your model year.
After you’ve screwed in the gas tank support, you can start welding it – starting at the top corner, moving to the opposing corner, to the diagonal corner and back and forth. This makes sure no one part heats up too much and prevents distorting the metal.
Check out the rest of our front gas tank support installation process by watching our video.