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'51 Streamliner


Greetings fellow Pontiac lovers.  I am about to acquire a 1951 Streamliner, 2 door.  It is in need of several things, but first I will be looking at replacing some of the floor.  Is there an aftermarket '49-'54 pontiac floor supplier, like there is for chevy.  (I have since learned that a chevy floor/floor sections won't fit.)

Or is the only solution replacing floor metal from a donor (which would be very hard to come across I bet) or fabbing floor parts from sheet metal?

 

Any info here is greatly appreciated.  This is my first build/restore.

 

Just a little bit east.......................of Saskatoon



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Are you positive chevy will not work, pretty sure they are the same body style as pontiac,
but I could be wrong, there is a mountain of knowledge on the site.

Mike

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Hey Boomer, can't say I am positive, thought I read it somewhere. I can find aftermarket chevy floorpans just not pontiacs. If anyone knows for sure, I would sure like to hear from them.


Doug


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Hey Doug

You ask an interesting question, nothing fits exactly like OEM parts, and you are correct in saying Pontiac parts are hard to source. It's more a matter of your patients and skills.
I just finished a complete frame off restoration for my wife's 1950 Silver streak.
I have a built thread under Pre 1958 Pontiac for discussion, I posted thirteen updates with some photos, some of which show before and after repair of the floor.
For My wife's project I choose to replace the three cross members, FOUR floor pans, along with inner and outter rocker panels, both side rear 1/4's after the doors to the rear wheels
Sure the pans came wider than required, some trim was required, but the rockers, cross members and 1/4 's were bang on. Got them through Ecklers Early Chevy.

Dale


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1967 Beaumont  2 Dr Sport Coupe 

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Doug; Very lucky when I did up my 52 Fleetleader floor pans and everything was in great shape, the only thing that I am looking for now is the hood badge.
but now I have to start driving it in the last 3yr I have only put about 160 k on it.
Also at this time I am redoing my 89 Dakota convertable needed new frame but finally found one after alot of searching and frustration.

Mike

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If you have a Canadian built Pontiac the Chevy floor pans should work. The Canadian built Pontiac use a Chevy frame and driveline except for the engine. If your tail lights are the same as a 1951 Chevy its a Canadian built Pontiac.

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Thanks for the replies gents!
Silver Streak- I will absolutely check out your build. It sounds exactly like what I will need to do.
Boomer- Can't really help with the hood ornament, I only have one, it's on the car.
Prefectca- You have answered a question I had about some pontiacs with rectangle tail lights. And mine are rectangular as well so that means I can use the easier to obtain chevy parts. Kinda like winning the lottery.

Doug

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Bringing it home.  (Tried to rotate photo but unable to)


 Here it is (rotated using shareware called Graphic Converter).

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Easy to see now that you have a Canadian Pontiac that is based on a Chevrolet. Any available sheet metal for the Chev will work on your car. Cheers. 



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I am very excited about that as the chevy aftermarket parts are much more readily available.  Doers anyone know of a good reference/book to help a novice through a '49 - '52 restomod. (including an LS swap)?



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Thanks MC!!!


 You're welcome!



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