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christopher saur Gold Member Chris Saur
Guelph, ontario, Canada   CAN
If i were to build a die to stamp out steel floor pans for mga cars verses wood would anyone be interested in them thanks Chris Saur

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dr5669 Gold Member David Looy
Campbell River B.C., Canada   CAN
I would and know of two others in our club that may be as well. Like most things it would depend on cost over wood. There are other MGA resto parts sills and other sheet metal parts that are made by one shop in Australia and another in the US, California I think, but the US shop has closed down or no longer making them and shipping from Aus is pricey. Dave

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2mgs4doors Harry Rathvon
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
I'll swap out wood floors for metal when big league baseball bans wood bats......not!

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dipstick Kenny Snyder
La Center, Washington, USA   USA
1941 Ford N-Series
1958 MG MGA 1500 Coupe "Rosie"
1970 MG MGB GT "Pat's GT"
1971 MG MGB "Gifted To Me"    & more
Given the existing frame structure under the floor I wonder if just sheet metal would be strong enough to support the seats and feet?



Be safe out there.
Kenny

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sh8kin Silver Member denis nalepa
red bank,new jersey, USA   USA
16 gage galvanized in my ratty car


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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Tech inspectors don't like wooden floorboards in a race car so I used 1/8" aluminum. Easy to cut & drill with standard woodworking tools (of which I have lots).



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
In reply to # 3471951 by ghnl Tech inspectors don't like wooden floorboards in a race car so I used 1/8" aluminum. Easy to cut & drill with standard woodworking tools (of which I have lots).



How's the heat? Wood is an insulator.

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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Heat? I'm inside a 3 layer nomex suit race suit (my sister calls it an adult onesie...). On hot days I wear a cool shirt - a small cooler full of ice water is pumped through the maze of small tubing sewn into a T-shirt.

I also added a heat shield on the underside of the front floor board.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100


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Ex Pat Anthony Boothman
Barrie, Ontario, Canada   CAN
I have seen Chris's work for B's it is A1 top class.

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59mgaguy John Terschak
Wakeman, Ohio, USA   USA
1930 Ford Model A "Jenny"
1959 MG 14/28 "Jessie"
1974 MG MGB "Oooops"
In reply to # 3473178 by ghnl Heat? I'm inside a 3 layer nomex suit race suit (my sister calls it an adult onesie...). On hot days I wear a cool shirt - a small cooler full of ice water is pumped through the maze of small tubing sewn into a T-shirt.

I also added a heat shield on the underside of the front floor board.


Eric,

Since I'm using my MGA as a vehicle just to tool around in and do cross country I do worry about the heat. Even more is if the wife is sitting next to me on a long trip. It's no fun when the outside temp is in the 90's and your on a 600 miles club outing. Nothing can be worst then having your spouse uncomfortable and telling you about it. It can be a very long trip.

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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Most of the heat that would come up through the floor is from the exhaust pipe. That shouldn't affect your passenger (in a LHD car).



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

jonathan in mass jonathan eagle
weston, ma, USA   USA
In reply to # 3473178 by ghnl Heat? I'm inside a 3 layer nomex suit race suit (my sister calls it an adult onesie...). On hot days I wear a cool shirt - a small cooler full of ice water is pumped through the maze of small tubing sewn into a T-shirt.

I also added a heat shield on the underside of the front floor board.

I like how you are color coordinated with the car. You really think of every detail.
jonathan

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ghnl Eric Russell
Mebane, North Carolina, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
In reply to # 3473494 by jonathan in mass I like how you are color coordinated with the car.

Well, Jeff races a green car but he wears a brown suit...

http://www.quotes.net/mquote/980360



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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bills Bill Spohn
W. Vancouver, , BC, Canada   CAN
Not really needed when marine grade plywood is cheap. And for those that worry about heat, add a rectangular piece of heat ablation material under the floor over the area the exhaust come closest.

BTW, I do an end run around wood strength issues by installing some heavy band steel straps across the flanges where the floor bolts on, at the locations where the seat bolts down. Not going to rip those seats out!



Bill Spohn www.rhodo.citymax.com/carstuff.html
Current: 1958 MGA Twincam (race car (170 bhp)),1962 MGA Deluxe Coupe (98 bhp)
1957 Jamaican MGA (200 bhp)1965 1971 Jensen Interceptor (350 bhp)
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe (350 bhp)
2007 BMW Z4M coupe (340 bhp)
Recent: 1969 MGC roadster (175 bhp),Jensen CV8 (375 bhp),
1969 Lamborghini Islero S (350 bhp), 1988 Fiero GT turbo (300 bhp)
North Vancouver BC

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billjamesSTJames Bill James
Southport, NC, USA   USA
Back in the 1960's I actually bolted the open exhaust pipe directly to the wood floor. Then could not understand why it caught fire!!
It;s amazing that I made to 71!!

Bill

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