1966 Mustang Needs A Little Work

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by rusty428cj, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. This project came in the other day for us to repair.

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  2. 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
     
  3. Watchin this one!

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  4. that will buff out.
     
  5. geeze how fast were they driving backwards?!
     
  6. Rusty,
    Is that car as much of a "Bondo Box"/"Former Rust Bucket" as it appears in the pics?
    Gene
     
  7. 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
     
  8. One of the things that helped is he had a gas tank shield made for it and it also has subframe connectors.

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  9. We have not had a lot of time to work on this because of other projects. The parts came in.

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    The engine was removed

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    We moved it to the shop and started removing the suspension

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  10. This looks to be the same car in Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine Tuned Up article.
     
  11. Yes it is the same car that was in Steve's editorial.
     
  12. Because the subframe connectors were welded to the rear torque box the frame rail and rear floorboard was damaged but it stopped here.

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    You never know what is inside your rocker panels

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    The floors had been patched with fiberglass a long time ago.

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  13. ROCKer panels?

    Well, I'm glad it's getting (got) fixed. I can stop crying now.
     
  14. Brian has all the damaged sheetmetal removed

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  15. The rear torque boxes had to be removed because there are rust holes in the inner rocker

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  16. The toe boards had to come off and also the top of the torque box because of rust.

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    This is what was inside the torque box

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    The first patch

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  17. More sand and rust

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    Brian has the top of the torque box welded back together after epoxy priming the back side.

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  18. Brian patched a few more places in the left inner rocker

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  19. So much work! I'm glad you guys are saving it.
     
  20. 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!!