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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 07-17-2002 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone,
I need some imput here on my next phase of my 65 Mustang Fastback project, the trunk area. Its rotted (no suprise). The rear frame rail needs to be sectioned & replaced both sides where the rear springs bolt up to. It also needs the trunk floors & drop offs, tail light panel, & the gas tank support lips. Should I under take this or should I ship this out to a body shop? I have done the prvious work on the floors, radiator supprot, inner fender panels, & the cowl.
Thanks, Mike.

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 07-17-2002 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you've done the floors, core support, cowl, and more, why not finish it off. Go slow, measure and weld your pieces in. How are the rear quarters and outer wheelhouses?

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John Z
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From: Morgantown, WV
Registered: Jul 99

posted 07-18-2002 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this article to get an idea of what you are facing.

http://www.customclassictrucks.com/editorial/article.jsp?id=5653

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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. Western Finger Lakes, 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 07-18-2002 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It needs the r/s rear quater & outer wheel house.

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Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
87 LTD CV
99 Explorer Sport
00 Ranger XLT Extd Cab

M&M #- 890
MCA #- 4549
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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 07-18-2002 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got that magazine with the article. It's not for the feint of heart but it can be done. Keep us posted.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-06-2002 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,
Frame rails aren't that hard to replace, especially if you are doing the trunk drop offs at the same time. The partial rails will connect about at the top of the wheel area, usually thats what need replaced, the rest of the frame down to the front spring hanger is usually solid. Just make sure you take measurements and have good clean metal to weld to on the frame.

Outer wheelhouses are another story, I won't do another one.

Mike

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