1965 Mustang rust repair

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by rusty428cj, Dec 16, 2010.


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    331efiblue66 Member

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    Rusty, you guys get props from me, you do incredible work..:hail2:
    As for some of the comments on saving the car or not based on production #'s/sentimental value, I don't think it matters! We are talking about a WOMAN willing to spend the money/wanting to save a classic mustang! I think she deserves a hug from all of us!! :grouphug:
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  2. rusty428cj

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    Brian removed the outer A pillar sheetmetal than sanded and epoxy primed

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    The first new metal welded to the A pillar

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    Brian finished making patches on the windshield post

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    Hey fellas great work saving these rustangs. I got a quick question regarding epoxy on the interior of the pillars. When you are welding the new outers do you remove the epoxy where the spot welds are, or melt through it?
    Thanx, and Keep it up
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  5. rusty428cj

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    Yes he cleans up the area before he welds
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    Brian cleaned up his welds on the windshield post

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    Brian is rebuilding the inner sail panel structure.

    He started by reattaching the old pieces

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    He cut out the rust areas than fabricated new pieces before he added the cover to the box

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    Brian finished the sail panel inner structure just needs to clean up the welds.

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    Since you are working in the area, do you do anything special to reinforce the quarter panel where it tends to tear just behind the quarter window?
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    I will have to give that some thought.
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    The first thing you see when you walk in the shop are the rusted out rear frame rails so Brian decide today to start the repair

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    Brian replaced the right rear frame rail and test fit the rear crossmember which fit perfect

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    Lining up the trunk floor and gas tank

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    You guys do awesome work. Looking forward to the end results!
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    Great work guys!
    The thing that comes to mind is the value of the coupe when it is all done. I am guessing there must have been a big sentimental value for doing it. In my opinion this level and quality of work would have been more appropriate for a Fastback or Vert.
    Nice job Rusty
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    Realmongo I prefer to be called "Evil Genius" Founding Member

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    It's coming along great!
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  17. mustangmutt

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    Sub frame connectors help with this a lot.
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    you guys do amazing work
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    Has the customer stopped by for the "OH MY GOD!!! IS THAT MY CAR?!?!?!" comment?
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