The old floor configuration had an unsecured panel that could lift up to access the strut, steering cable clamp and prop stuffing. The engine hatch hinges screwed to this and it was always a pain to get access and the engine cover was not always secure..
I installed a cross member that the engine cover will attach to. 1 single removable carpeted panel, with 2x4 reinforcements on the underside will give a sturdy, removable floor section that's not attached to the engine cover.
If it ever gets in the way, I can cut and replace. I know how to do that now : )