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Old 02-06-2006, 05:41 PM
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67 mustang convertable

Just started a resto on a 67 mustang convertable. The floors are rusted badly along with the trunk and rear frame rails. Has anybody put in new rear rails? My question is when I'm welding this car up, do I want to put in some gap in the rear of the doors so when the car is put back on the ground they even out. Or do I just set the gap at the rear of the door and take my chances so that when I set it back down on the ground that they stay even.

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You want to have a good support for the body so that the rails are doing nothing under the car. It is darn hard to "anticipate" how much a car will flex, the best thing is to not let it flex.

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I have to agree with Brian. Support it good so it doesn't flex. I remember years ago, living up north in the "salt belt", seeing convertibles that had run over RR tracks and the doors wouldn't open, because the bent, due to the rust damage. I would support it real good, and probably either remove the doors and weld in braces there, or atleast put some spacer materials in the door gaps, to help maintian them.

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