1960 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Restoration: Part 7 Extensive Floor Build This is part seven of the automotive restoration series on this 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet. Part One describes the creation of a ‘measuring box’ to check the car body symmetry. Part Two explains the creation of a new tail light housing. Part Three illustrates patterning up the rocker panels. Part Four looks at how the original rocker panels were dismantled. Part Five covers the rocker panel build. Part Six describes the rocker panel graft in and some of the damaged floor rebuild. www.ConceptCarz.com We now go inside the 250GT cockpit and rebuild, having to remove more decayed and weakened original metal and replace with freshly made 18 gauge metal built to the original factory specs. Before tear down we will build a simple location jig not only to locate our seat frames, but our new floor panels too, ensuring everything is exactly as new. You will notice throughout the build we continually use weld through primer to as a rust prevention, so this Ferrari will never end up needing this extensive restoration again. Enjoy our floor build! Ferrari Floor Restoration Photos Original floor was weakened and decayed. Before the floor dismantle, a jig was made to locate seat bolt locations and panel locations once the new panels were made. ‘A’ post support panel decayed and not giving much in the way of support. We created a simple wooden jig to make the second part of the panel. Once this ‘A’ post support panel was removed, evidence of rot lay underneath. ‘A’ post support panel being crafted. Floor panels removed and sound deadening material almost non-existent from decay. Rear panel shown here, again in poor shape. Main structure members in good shape due to them being made of thicker material. New back panel replicated from original Ferrari panel. Prior to welding into the 250GT body, we weld-prime all our mating surfaces and the inside of panels to prevent rust through. This is the inside of the ‘A’ post support panel. Putting it all back together: Ferrari 250GT floor Weld through primer added prior to placing the new sound proofing matting. Ferrari 250GT floor structure ready to take the floor panels. A pair of posts finished ready for installation. Posts cleco fastened into position on the 250GT floor. View from the side of the Ferrari showing the newly made back floor panel too. Newer technology allows us to upgrade from the original factory matting Our location jig in action, locating panels and holes. Welding in Ferrari 250GT passenger front floor panel. Next, welding in main floor panel and ‘A’ post panel supports. Overhead view of the new Ferrari floor. All welded in and seat locations set. This is part seven of the automotive restoration series on this 1960 Ferrari 250GT PF Cab. Part One describes the creation of a ‘measuring box’ to check the car body symmetry. Part Two explains the creation of a new tail light housing. Part Three illustrates patterning up the rocker panels. Part Four looks at how the original rocker panels were dismantled. Part Five covers the rocker panel build. Part Six describes the rocker panel graft in and some of the damaged floor rebuild. For more information check out the automotive restoration services we provide at our workshop in Denver. 2 Responses Ella Rich July 16, 2013 Great work! You had done a great job. Thanks for showing us these different parts of measuring, creation and patterning & rebuilding the automotive parts. Mybusinesscentral November 17, 2013 Thank you for the sharing this post with us, this is useful for me. Please keep sharing of your this types of information we are waiting for more. I will definitely check your services.