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'60 Parisienne Trunk Floor Pans


 Hi,
    I need to replace the trunk floor pans in my '60 Parisienne...I don't think repops are available.
Looks like maybe '60 Chevy reproduction pans would work, but I don't know that for sure.
I haven't had a chance to compare a chevy side by side with mine.
I assume the American Pontiac pans won't work because of the difference in the frame and size.
 Anyone out there familiar with replacing the trunk floor pans in a '60  Parisienne? confused

 Are there any after-market companies out there that offer specific parts for the Canadian models? 

 Curt


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type in Across Canda Auto PARTS and sign in as guest.. they have 63-70 Pontiac pans .  I would think that 1960 chev pans will be, as close as you will ever get... you can e-mail CROSS CANADA FOR THEIR OPINION  Carl 2  idea

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Thanks Carl2
 I checked Cross Canada website...nothing listed for 1960.
 Emailed inquiry, waiting for reply.
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I just talked to a guy last week who is restoring a 60 Parisienne sedan for a customer. He has to do the trunk floor and thought the 60 Chevy pieces would work as a direct fit. What he is finding is that they have to be modified quite a bit. He didn't say what the issue is and I didn't pursue it because my car is a 62and the trunk is good.

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 John,
  I was afraid of that.
 Wonder if it has to do with body mount location?
 I thought the frames were pretty much the same as the '60 Chevys...hmmm, maybe not.

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FYI.
 I received this info from Aubrey over the weekend...
 Curt, fortunately, your car is a Chevrolet. all the floor, trunk, even firewall,
are Chevrolet.

 Floor pans are available from  Cars Inc.
CARS Inc.
2600 Bond Street
Rochester Hills, MI. 48309
U.S.


-- Edited by ccrodder at 02:18, 2008-02-26

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I have been following this thread with interest. While I don't have and have never had an "X" frame car, I was always taught that the Canadian Pontiacs and the Chevys always had the same frame and had assumed the floors were the same.

Great to know. I wonder if its the same for the 65 and up styles? In the case of the Bonnevilles, because of the longer wheelbase. I would think not.

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    I never knew for sure about the frames, because of conflicting info that I'd come across.
  I knew the American Bonnevilles were alot longer, but didn't realize the American Catalina and Venturas were somewhat longer as well, in the front clip area...found that out when I tried to use a Catalina front fender trim spear and it was about an 1 3/4" too long...then did a little research to confirm.
  
  The info I posted, was from Aubrey at Bruneau Performance Ent.
He specializes in '61-64 cars, was very helpful and knowledgeable...has a educational website as well. 
 I also received a reply from a '60 Laurentian owner who said the same, although he had not had the need to replace his pans.
  You could contact Bruneau Performance to inquire about the later years.

 I have compared photos in Chevy parts catalogs of trunk pans (available as 4 sections, left, right center and front) with my trunk floor...they look right.
 
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Aubrey
Does 64 pontiacs 2dr/ht or a conv. have the same firewall ,door,windshield etc.
I,m looking into trying to marry the 2 ? I,m getting a 327/4sp 2drht, have a conv. 2dr needs floors etc. Would like to know what the real problems would be in doing it

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I don't know if this will help, but in the case of my 64 Catalina' the trunk  is completly "flat" whereas the 64 chevy & Pontiac have a "dropped" floor where the spare tire lays down flat, my spare is at the back or trunk tipped on an angle towards back seat. I would think that the 60 Chev & Pontiac would be "close to each other, as platform is the same car???

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No trunk or floor pans are manufactured for the US Pontiacs. I'm having to have them made for one of my cars.

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I'm surprised no one makes sheetmetal for the full size Pontiacs. I even found a vendor who does floor and trunk pans for my 59 Dodge and you know there are far fewer of those around.



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