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181 Gears
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 7:20 am    Post subject: Fiberglass floor pans -- Reply with quote

Hello all. What are your opinions regarding fiberglass replacement floor pans? I know they aren't true VW restoration items...but do they make sense for longevity?

I ask because I'm thinking about installing new Beard seats (with mounting brackets). I don't have any major rust but my current pans look pretty worn. I'd hatet to install new seats on potentially weak floor pans.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:38 pm    Post subject: Fiberglass floor pans -- Reply with quote

If your pans are original & have no major rust issues I would say stick with those. I would not think fiberglass would be as strong a steel. While you have the seats out you might think of cleaning the floor pan & applying por-15, then you will never have to worry about rust again.
I did this & installed Beard seats also, I think you will be glad you did.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:40 am    Post subject: Fiberglass floor pans -- Reply with quote

Thanks Scott! That sounds like a plan. I've seen the praises posted regarding por-15. I'll give it a try.

How happy are you with the Beard seats? What model did you purchase? I'm very close to getting the Super-G type.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:57 am    Post subject: Fiberglass floor pans -- Reply with quote

I like them. I do not know which model they are. They were about $200.00 a piece. I think they were a step up from the bottom, they have tweed middle & vinyl back & sides.
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