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Passenger Floorboard Removal

#1 Post by Craig Geiger » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:10 pm

Can anyone shed some light on how to remove the passenger floorboard? It's a 63 B T6, I'm assuming these are not the original floorboards (they are supposedly black is my understanding: https://www.stoddard.com/64455106306.html.html ) and perhaps that is the crux of my issue (they don't fit correctly).

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If you notice, there's no clearance to move the board up, and there's no clearance to move it down, nor side to side. I checked the manual and there's no mention that I would have to remove the fuel valve/petcock bar just to get the floorboard out.

Any ideas? I could probably replicate this with a new sheet of plywood easily (or get a new pair from Stoddard) should the answer be to scrap these. Any wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:20 pm

If you pull the top towards you it should come out. It’s probably just wedged in

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:09 pm

If it is too tight to the bulkhead, bend back the channel holding the bottom of the pedal board.

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#4 Post by Jim Clement » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:58 pm

and take the bolt / nut out first..
 

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#5 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:21 pm

Once you pull that board off you will find a lot of space to "store" spare parts you want to carry on board for your drives. Replace that board with one that has a "trap door" that gives you access to the empty space behind it.

I call it the "Smugglers Box" and have the following tucked in there: Generator, Voltage Regulator, Generator Pulley, Fuel pump, Rear Axel Boots (a pair), Distributor, Spare Spark plugs (4), and a set of (shorter) metric wrenches (6 -13mm).

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#6 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:31 pm

+1 on Jeff's suggestion. I have the smugglers box in my car with lots of spare parts stashed in the void.

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#7 Post by SPIKE JONES » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:11 pm

It's also a great place to put an electric pump to fill your floats before starting the car, And to put the 6v to 12v converter.
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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#8 Post by Wes Bender » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:19 pm

Dig that one out Craig, and then use it as a pattern and make a slightly shorter one. Paint it semi-gloss or flat black. You can add the trap door as others have suggested too if you like. Probably want to do the same with the driver's side (except for the trap door). Thickness is somewhat critical, both to fit in the metal bracket at the bottom and also for the little spring clip that holds the top in place (that is missing on yours).
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#9 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:40 pm

I think Tom Tate May still have a trapdoor one for sale. I got one, it’s a work of art and not expensive.

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#10 Post by jay darlington » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:03 pm

I have one from Tom also, very nice product
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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#11 Post by Don Gale » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:51 pm

SPIKE JONES wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:11 pm
It's also a great place to put an electric pump to fill your floats before starting the car, And to put the 6v to 12v converter.
Ditto, that's where I mounted my 6V to 12V converter for my stereo.
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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#12 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:10 pm

jay darlington wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:03 pm
I have one from Tom also, very nice product
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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#13 Post by Wil Mittelbach » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:38 am

SPIKE JONES wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:11 pm
It's also a great place to put an electric pump to fill your floats before starting the car, And to put the 6v to 12v converter.
As Spike indicated, under floor board also a good space far a 6v low pressure pump for priming dry carbs pre engine start, per my car's below photo.
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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#14 Post by Harlan Halsey » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:44 am

There should be just enough clearance at the top so that you can push the board up and just clear the metal at the bottom. It helps to epoxy the bottom edge of the floor board as dragging the plywood over the metal edge doesn't do it any good. Bending the metal flange at the bottom is unnecessary. So just shorten yours or make new ones, it's easy.

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Re: Passenger Floorboard Removal

#15 Post by DonCichocki » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am

Tom Perazzo, Zalex Industries, one of our vendors, was the original manufacturer of the "trap door" floorboard. I don't see them on his website but if you contact him he may still have some.
http://zalexindustries.com/

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