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    Boot floorboard?

    The 100 did not have any floorboard under the loose-laid Armacord.

    Was this the case in all of the later six-cylinder cars or did they all have a wooden floorboard over the tank (and under the Armacord...)?

    If so were there hinged flaps in the floorboard to give quick access to the small areas to the left, right and behind the tank or was it simply one piece of plywood with "recesses" in the Armacord for these areas

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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    On my BN6, I have a Moss replacement trunk interior. It has an Armacord-covered plywood flat floor with a trap door on the left side, where the jack and toolkit fit between the left frame rail and the fender.

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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    My 1960 BT7 did not have any plywood between the tank and the armacord. The armacord just lays on top of the tank and tucks down into the open areas on both sides of the tank.
    i do like look clean look of the two seater floor.
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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    Michael,

    My BJ8 Phase 1 did not have wood under the Armacord. The cover was laid over the tank and loosly flapped over forward (nearest bumper) portion of the tank as well as over the frame and jack space. The floor cover is secured by the in-position spare tire only and can be easily removed. All sides (back, front and sides) are glued.

    This is the way it was when new and this is the way it is today. However, as Steve's
    Armacord arrangement is different, and mine is a 4-seater. I can't say all models are the same.

    Ray(64BJ8P1)

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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    Steve, there was no wood under the armacord and no flap on the 100-Six. The armacord sits on the tank and folds down into the recess. The 3000s were the same. BJ8 maybe different.

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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJ View Post
    Steve, there was no wood under the armacord and no flap on the 100-Six. The armacord sits on the tank and folds down into the recess. The 3000s were the same. BJ8 maybe different.
    Derek,
    The BN4 and other 4-seaters do not have the wood boot floor; the BN6 and BN7 2-seaters have the wood floor. Refer to Clausager, pp 74-75 for comparison pix.
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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    I cut a piece of thin plywood over the fuel tank to protect the tank and connections. No good reason except I had a some scrap wood.

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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    Derek,
    The BN4 and other 4-seaters do not have the wood boot floor; the BN6 and BN7 2-seaters have the wood floor. Refer to Clausager, pp 74-75 for comparison pix.
    My 1958 BN6 100/6 - 2 seater also has the same wooden floor as Steve's

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    Once a BT7 owner, now a BN6 100/6 owner.

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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    Thanks all--I guess the rule is that two-seaters (subsequent to 100's) had floorboards whereas four-seaters did not.

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    1954 Austin-Healey 100 Le Mans
    1959 Elva MK IV Sports Racer
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    Re: Boot floorboard?

    I guess Austin figured since they gave us a couple more seats they had to take something away.

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