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Old 06-15-2011, 12:46 PM
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Door Braces for my Mustang

So I built a door brace for my Mustang last night. I'm pretty happy with it, I just need one for the other side now. What do you guys think?

I feel like the welds could have been a tad hotter, but since I realized I didn't have any .8mm tips for the thicker wire, I made do with what I had, which was .6mm wire and tips. It's pretty strong and I think it came out pretty good. My wire speed might have been a bit high too. Pics attached.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:48 PM
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Is the car a convertible? Imo, an X brace is better.....
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It is not a convertible, it's a coupe. I just thought it couldn't hurt to make a few braces.
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Should be fine even without them if the rockers and the tie ins are in good shape and not rusted out.
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