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anyone know how to install a shock tower patch for a 65 mustang?

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I need to install a shock tower patch between the frame rail and shcock tower just below the upper A arm. do I just sit it on top of the frame rail and weld in OR since the top of the frame rail has been corroded with a hole in it measuing about 3 inces long and nearly as wide as the frame rail, do I cut out bad metal and use the patch as re-enforcement. (this is what I think needs to be done)
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Always cut out bad metal and fit patch in correctly.You are trying to get rid of rust and return strength not just cover rust.I went a different route on my daughters 66 Mustang. We put in a Mustang II front suspension and got rid of the shock towers. It really cleans up under the hood and you get rack and pinion steering.
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Thanks for the fast reply (and the nudge)!
gettin the sawzall out to clear out the old metal.
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on my 68 cougar it wasn't quiet as bad , i welded in the rusted holes. i then added the reinforcement on top of the rail on an angle to the shock tower.
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