I'm going to be sending 1974 Clubman shell of for blasting soon - and I'm starting to look in to the different options I have for panels.
It is pretty obvious (without blasting) that the floor is going to need some work - both footwells are patchwork quilts, and the floors underneath the rear bench and near the sills are also pretty poor.
The central tunnel actually looks to be ok, and so does the crossmember - although I can't be 100% sure until the shell has been blasted.
Ideally I want the floorplan to be correct for a 1974 car, and I'm trying to buy as many genuine heritage panels as possible. I also want the finish of the car to be as good as possible - so I'm slightly worried about having to weld in patches/half floors, and having a visible seam left afterwards even after grinding back (I don't think there will be carpets in the car once finished - the bare floor will be on show).
My main problem is that I can only see an MPI spec heritage floor pan/half floor pans, which I understand would fit my car, but wouldn't be the correct year.
I have found some non-heritage half floors, but does anyone know where I can get a full 1974 correct floor pan? or has anyone else overcome the same problem?
Any extra recommendations would also be welcomed, I've never replaced a floor before - Is it worth getting a whole floor? Or would two half's/multiple patches be better?
Just to note - if the whole MPI spec floor really does make it that much easier, I can sacrifice some originality, but the more original the better!
Thanks for any help!