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Old 04-01-2013, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Fool View Post
I am going to build a pair of door braces for my '65 Rustang convertible and am looking for ideas.

Right now my thought is to make a triangular brace which will mount to each of the door hinge locations, and to the striker plate area.
Each of the spreader rods will be a "turn buckle" to be able to allow preload.

Am I overthinking this?

Lets see some photos of how you did it!
That's exactly the setup I'll be using for my 66 442 convert. I'd suggest a couple of side-to-side diagonal braces as well to prevent twisting. If you plan to remove major sheet metal sections like floor pans for repair, you might want to consider biting the bullet and actually tack welding braces in place for added rigidity.
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