1965 Fastback Mustang Project

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  1. rusty428cj

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    We have a new rear panel so Brian removed the old one. This will save a lot of time.

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    After the panel was removed he had to make a patch for the front trunk floor

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    After Brian cleaned up the plug welds

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    WOW!!!!! Quite the undertaking for a 2 man shop that has other projects going on also. My hats off to you and Brian. :hail2:
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    Fitting the trunk floor and gas tank

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    Next step was to test fit the quarters, taillight panel and deck lid. Once everything is lined up the trunk floor will be drilled and plug welded.

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    Now that the rear panels fit it is time to prep the frame rails. As Brian was cleaning the front trunk floor he found a few rust pin holes. He cut out the bad area and made three patches one at a time to keep it from warping the edge that hangs down.

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    Brian ground all the welds on the patch than brushed a heavy coat of epoxy in the frame rails

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    Left side trunk floor welded to the rear frame rail

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    New rear panel with package tray test fitted and also the quarters and taillight panel installed before the rear crossmember is welded. We wanted to make sure everything lines up in the rear before the rear crossmember is installed.

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    Rear crossmember welded to the trunk floor and rear frame rail

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    Rear trunk floor prepped for epoxy primer

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    Epoxy primed

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    Wow. You guys do great work.
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    Brian started patching the right quarter and roof inner structure

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    The outer structure was removed so he can repair the rust under it.

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    Brian made the first patch

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    Rusty, question for you

    The cowl area, how you put the patches in the holes, how much time did that take? And where does the heater draw its air from now?

    I like that look, you got me thinking about it.
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    Brian makes a pattern out of poster board than transfers to steel and butt welds it using magnets to hold in place or you can use these clamps I got on ebay

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    The car will have AC and with the kit they supply a blockoff for the fresh air.
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    Brian made a few patches than cleaned everything and epoxy primed

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    Starting to put the puzzle back together

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    More pieces of the puzzle added.

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    I'm following this build on 2 separate boards!! Good work.
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    Brian has to make or patch the inner structure since it is not available.

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    Next epoxy before making another patch

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this with us!
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    I am SOOOO glad I don't have that much rust to deal with. Your doing an amazing job
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    Since you cannot get this Brian had to patch the original

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    Brian is replacing part of the left outer rocker

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    This is what was inside

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    He also cut a hole in the front so it could be cleaned out and epoxy primed

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    As always, great work. What do you do to remove the rust before the epoxy?
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    On the rocker Brian used an angle grinder with 3" 50 grit, brown scuff pad and also a wire wheel

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