Replacing frame rails and some other metal work


New Member
Jan 1, 2008
Hey guys,

Well, the time has come. My '66's rear torque boxes and frame rails should be replaced, before I go efi. Theres some other small areas in the trunk that I'll replace aswell. Overall, the previous owners of this 66 have done a fairly decent job of whatever they replaced.

I just have a few questions. Does anybody know of any good books or websites for replacing mustang sheetmetal? I get the jist of it, (have watched my share of horsepower tv ;) ) but any tips or how tos or website of front/rear rails/torque box replacements would be a big help.

Weld at work, but never sheetmetal on a car.

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New Member
May 24, 2006
Metal Work

I'm no expert. Before this, I've never touched a welder before except in high school. I have had my 72 Coupe for almost 2 years before I started with it. Read alot of blogs and websites. Accumulated the tools that I would need. Watched the prerequisite cable shows. I remember what my old wood shop teacher preached, measure twice, cut once.

Take your time and support the car well. I'm in finance and don't do this kind of work. I consider myself pretty handy. I do my own plumbing and electrical repairs at home. I've attached a before and after of my drivers floor to give an example of what I'm dealing with myself.

Good Luck!

72 Rustecomy