71 Charger trunk floor replacement

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  1. PeteyDaMan

    PeteyDaMan Active Member

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    I need to replace my trunk floor. I bought a full panel from AMD. The new piece looks like it needs to go under these braces for the bumpers. Has anyone replaced their floor without removing them or should I just go ahead and try to cut all the spot welds and take them out?

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  2. Dodge33

    Dodge33 Well-Known Member

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    I would remove them for a much easier installation, and much better looking install. Just get some 80 grit sandpaper, and start looking for the the spot welds. Most are on the rearward side (bumper side). I have removed these brace/brackets before.. and can say the easiest way to remove the welds on the trunk floor, is use a small hand held cut off saw, air powered, and I used a 3" 3M 1/32" thin wheel, to grind the welds, staying as close to the trunk floor, so to minimize cutting into the brace. I have done this more than a few times, so don't be in a huge hurry, because they will not fall out in 5 or 10 minutes. There are possible spot welds on the inside trunk floor also. Good luck with your project. @Dodge33
     
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    I recently had to do some repair work and the Blair spot weld cutter is excellent.
     
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