I would like to reproduce one of the Williams metal floor boards for the speedster project. But, I have never seen one before. I have only seen them in a few ads. So, does anyone have a Williams metal floor board or a similar made floor board that they could take photos of and maybe measurements. Im not good at patent searches, but maybe even the patent drawings, would have enough info for me to make one. Im mostly interested in how the area around the pedals is made, and also the general form of the underside. Thanks ....
Here is one of the better ads showing the floor board Im talking about ...
Donnie, wouldn't that get pretty hot in the summer? Dave
Donnie, Here's the link to the patent info.
Good Luck on your project!
BTW: I emailed you the PDF file
Jay, The patent drawing shows every detail I will need. Thanks ..
David, Due to me using a dual exhaust manifold, my wood floor boards would only have about 3/8 to 1/2 inch clearance between the manifold and the wood. So I am more worried about fire than heat. I think a heat insulating pad can be added to the bottom of the metal floor board at the manifold/exhaust pipe area to help on the heat. I can also ad one of those thin insulating heat blankets between the floor mat and the metal floor board for more help controlling the heat. And it is an open speedster. Thanks again for the input ...
One possible solution to protecting the wood floor and maybe insulating heat from the exhaust to the metal floor is a product know as Fiberfrax. Comes in rolls or thin sheets.
The idea of wrapping an exhaust pie allows heat to be retained in the metal pipe leading to a shorter life.
Some may want to consider using a ceramic product as a felt to reduce heat transfer.