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Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by rusty428cj, Aug 21, 2012.
This project came in the other day for us to repair.
oh ouch, did one for a ford rep. in san louis with almost the same dammage
was not fun the rockers were bent in the middle ,frame straightener just barely straightend them had to replace from the rear of the doors back, that was the easy part . but i think you guys can handle it
Watchin this one!
that will buff out.
geeze how fast were they driving backwards?!
Is that car as much of a "Bondo Box"/"Former Rust Bucket" as it appears in the pics?
The owner cut out the rust and used fiberglass mat and bondo and painted it back in 1985 and it looked good until the wreck
One of the things that helped is he had a gas tank shield made for it and it also has subframe connectors.
We have not had a lot of time to work on this because of other projects. The parts came in.
The engine was removed
We moved it to the shop and started removing the suspension
This looks to be the same car in Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine Tuned Up article.
Yes it is the same car that was in Steve's editorial.
Because the subframe connectors were welded to the rear torque box the frame rail and rear floorboard was damaged but it stopped here.
You never know what is inside your rocker panels
The floors had been patched with fiberglass a long time ago.
Well, I'm glad it's getting (got) fixed. I can stop crying now.
Brian has all the damaged sheetmetal removed
The rear torque boxes had to be removed because there are rust holes in the inner rocker
The toe boards had to come off and also the top of the torque box because of rust.
This is what was inside the torque box
The first patch
More sand and rust
Brian has the top of the torque box welded back together after epoxy priming the back side.
Brian patched a few more places in the left inner rocker
So much work! I'm glad you guys are saving it.
holly ****, now thats some work.... dont they replicate those body's already? maybe its just the lazy part of me but i would have just bought a new one
GOOD WORK THOUGH!!