Most restoration projects are learning experiences, and we learned a great deal with this install. Admittedly, the trunk pan doesn’t get noticed often. Nonetheless, it plays a critical role in the structural integrity of our Firebird, in that it’s a keystone piece that holds together and supports the back end of the car.
Editor’s Note: JoAnn Bortles is an award-winning custom painter, airbrush artist, and book author with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Her work has been featured in Street Rodder, Hot Rod Milestones, Hot Rod, and other automotive publications.