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    Floorpan Rust Swap

    My Touring's floorpan is almost completely rusted at the front footwells and corners and the back is starting up. As it's bigger than a few holes to patch up I'm considering replacing the whole floorpan if possible. I've read the floorpan for the Cab is different due to stiffness difference, but are the sizes/shapes all the same?

    Does anyone know if the Touring floor pan is the same as the Sedan/Coupe? or Cab?

    Appreciate any info and/or even a point in the direction of anyone experienced in the NYC area.

    Thank you.





    Last edited by mxtx; 03-18-2019, 12:13 PM.
    '89 E30 Touring, '85 911 3.2 Coupe, '89 GB500, '96 XR400

    #2
    As far as I know, the touring is the same as the 4-door sedan from the B-pillars forward. One way to check is to cross-reference body patch-panels on realOEM.

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      #3
      Same as 4-door sounds right to me as well. Unfortunately, realOEM does not show the floorpan as a separate replaceable piece but instead a part of the entire bodyshell.

      Thanks for suggestion though as I do need to find a way to confirm it 100% before I go and find/cut a sedan.
      Last edited by mxtx; 03-18-2019, 04:04 PM.
      '89 E30 Touring, '85 911 3.2 Coupe, '89 GB500, '96 XR400

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        #4
        Have you tried Guten Parts? Their website appears to be down but contact information can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/gutenparts

        Good luck.

        E46t

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          #5
          Oh hey: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=424396

          E46t

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            #6
            As far as I am aware, you can't get new floor pans to go in. You will need to patch it.

            If you are after close to OEM fit, there is a company making reproduction sections, see "E30Garage Norway" on Facebook / Instagram, I don't think they're cheap though.

            Otherwise, get used to a grinder, hammer and welder, because you'll be shaping new sections yourself.

            I just recently patched some sections of my floor, I was fortunate enough to have a donor floor that I could cut patches from. This made the process a bit easier.
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              #7
              not sure how i missed these links before from your post on my related thread - checking now, thanks

              ive since been debating though - restore to stock, or... build a track car???
              '89 E30 Touring, '85 911 3.2 Coupe, '89 GB500, '96 XR400

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