1966 Mustang Needs A Little Work

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  1. rusty428cj

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    Brian finished patching the left inner rocker

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    Test fitting the floor and it fits great!!

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    Fitting the toe boards

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    Last patch on the right rocker

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    Now he is making the last patch on the left side. Everything is epoxy primed first

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    Such solid work you guys are doing.
     
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    Wow - I thought my car was bad. Hopefully you don't lose interest b4 its done
     
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    Everything was stripped to bare metal and epoxy primed

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    New parts epoxy primed

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    The cowl is bad

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    Once the cowl was removed Brian found rust in the A pillars

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    The A pillar was damaged in the accident and that is when we found the rust

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    We used the other 1966 convertible we are restoring to make the jig needed for this project.

    Test fitting the rear frame rails

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    Fitting the trunk floor pan

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    Fitting the floor pan

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    The frame rails have been welded but everything else is just screwed together at this point.

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    man that is pretty. i have to build a jig soon. i have one for the front half ,it makes things so much easier:nice:
     
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    Wow, that makes my restoration look like a weekend project! Nice work!
     
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    Did you use a wire brush or something like aircraft stripper?
     
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    Whatever it takes to get it to bare metal but no paint stripper.
     
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    We are back working on this project. Brian replaced the damaged A pillar

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    Replaced the lower cowl

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    Ground the welds on the A pillar

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    Upper cowl installed

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    looking good.
     
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    This was damaged beyond repair so we got one off of my convertible.

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    Brian had the floor in and out a few times getting it to fit and drilled the holes for the plug welds

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    Floor in for the last time and welded

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    Sanded to bare metal

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    I sprayed two coats of SPI black epoxy

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    Starting to line up the sheetmetal

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    The last time fitting the panels before taking apart and welding the inner structure

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    Brian welding an inner support

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    Before Brian could install the outer wheelhouse he had to modify the opening. This was taken before he ground the welds

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    One piece outer wheelhouse installed

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    The piece from the donor car had a little rust

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    Brian replaced the only new part we could get

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    He fabricated the rest and epoxy primed

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    Brian has the taillight panel installed

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    He modified the fastback trunk corners to fit the convertible

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    Brian finished welding and grinding the taillight panel

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