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posted 11-01-2001 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67aquamustang   Click Here to Email 67aquamustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally got the 67 Mustang Torn Down to where I can get to the rusted panels. It looks like front floor panels, one front torque box and some firewall patching is going to be required. The air vents under the cowl also are in bad shape. The concern I have is: how to maintain body/frame position/integrity while I'm trying to replace these rusted panels. Can someone suggest a book/restoration manual that covers this topic? Or is it possible that if I simply replace one panel/torque box at a time that the major structual members will maintain their position? Any suggestions/help would be appreciated!

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posted 11-01-2001 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're exactly right; you only replace one panel are a time. That maintains the structural integrity.

Here are a couple of good restoration books:

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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posted 11-01-2001 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When MMonthly ran an article about floor sections, on a 66 cpe. it was interesting to not that they kept the 66 cpe resting on its wheels to keep the panel integrity intact without twisting, etc. One side at a time. I'm assuming your car is a cpe or fastback. The 68 has a torque box on the right side also, like the cv's. it would be a fairly easy task to install one without having to cut out the old one. It would give you added strength and be a good starting point. Suggestion.

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