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Old 08-24-2004, 07:01 PM
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Question 68 mustang frame questions?

i have a 68 mustang coupe with severe front end damage from an acident before i got it and from rust and rot. i need to replace it from the fire wall foward. the tourque boxes and frame rals and fendor aprons have been cut out. i got an idea in my head instead of buying new frame rails and touqe boxes what about making the frame rails out of 2x3 steel tubing and using plate steel to join the under floor support to the frame rail and using repro tougueboxes. would that work and how much would it effect the value of the car. it is or was a inline six and auto trans going to be a 302 with a 5 speed t5 never plan on reselling either

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First of all as an owner of a bunch of stangs to answer your resale value question it would kill it unless just going to be a drag car.

Most important unless your present job is building frames for NASCAR and you know how to engineer crumple points it would be one dangerous car for the people riding inside of it if an accident occurred.
I'm no engineer but that front would be a lot stronger than the rear half.
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