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 Posted: 12-26-2015 01:47 am
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Tom Bradley

 

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I think I understand what you are talking about. But when I compare the picture of the floor panel on JHPS with the drawing of the floor panel in the JH parts catalog, it looks to me that the replacement panel should give a bit more space around the gas pedal than the original. But maybe that is simply the different perspectives in the pictures.

I bought a replacement floor panel from Delta when I first bought my car 30 years ago. I read that good sheet metal welding needed much practice, so I had it installed by a local auto body place. Since the only place the old floor panel was bad was where the feet go, they only used about 2/3 of the new panel. At the time I was not entirely happy with the thin gauge of the replacement panel or the way they put it in, but it still looks fine after over 100K miles so I guess I have no reason to complain. I wear size 13 shoes and have not had any trouble working the pedals, though I certainly would not try it wearing boots. On the other hand, all my driving has been in S. Cal. and I weigh less than 160 lbs, so as they say, your mileage may vary.

I also noticed that the JHPS web site had a disclaimer on installing this panel: "Please note: due to the original, hand-crafted nature of the Jensen Healey, any body panel on this car whether NOS, used or reproduction, will require considerable fitting time to insure a proper fit." So I guess your concern is fairly common.