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As with quarter-panels and fenders, floorpans can be patched, but replacing the entire pan offers several benefits. Patching up just one or two "quadrants" of a floor results in unsightly welds and seams. Replacing the entire floorpan ensures that everything between the toe board and the rear package tray area is rust-free. Furthermore, it's the only way to properly fix a trans tunnel that may have been butchered to fit a nonstock trans. "For a quality restoration, it just looks more polished and professional when you don't have welds running all over the place. When you replace the entire floor, it looks factory," says Austin. "Also remember to drill out and reuse the old seat risers, since they aren't included with replacement pans. They're much more durable than the floorpan and seldom rust. Reusing them is a good way to save some money."