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4/07/2021 11:38 PM  #26


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

Rudi wrote:

Have you considered putting in the dual exhaust mounting GT spacers at the rear of the frame rails before the floor is welded in?

Thanks for mentioning that i wasnt aware of a spacer for GT exhaust I do plan on having dual exhaust and I do want it GT style through the Valance. I noticed that who ever installed the exhaust used some nut inserts in the frame that also act as plug in my frame which made it so it trapped water. I have slight pancake rust on. Both outer sides of the frame rail parallel to where the exhaust mounted. Is this a common spot that rusts? As the insides of my frame rails are really clean. Minus around leaf spring frame rail insert, I was planning on grinding out the bad spot on the frame rail and weld in a small outer patch. 

 

4/07/2021 11:48 PM  #27


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

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I USED SOME  RUST REMOVER ON THE FRAME RAILS TO TRY AND REMOVE THE EXCESS RUST ON THE FLANGE  THE FRAME DOG LEG THAT LEADS TO THE TORQUE BOX. AND  ALSO TO CLEAN AROUND THE LEAFSPRING FRAME INSERT. I did get minimal flash rust which will be taken care of. I was hoping to get away with out sand blasting. The frame rails i hate seeing cars that have been sand blasted that leak sand out forever after.  

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4/08/2021 7:43 PM  #28


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

I managed to squeeze my car in the garage. I tore out the taillight panel today. https://i.ibb.co/gW73tmc/20210408-181457.jpg

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4/08/2021 7:49 PM  #29


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

Now I just need to clean up the ole spot welds and order some epoxy primer. Im planning on using SPI Epoxy this time around on my build. I placed my trunk floors in they fit great around the wheel wells but both of them are short on the trunk drop offs I will have to lengthen both around the whole edge to make them work. 

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4/11/2021 11:35 AM  #30


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

I was thinking an epoxy would be the best product to coat the inside of the frame rails as well as all my flanges in my car. Any good products out there for removing that ecoat on the new trunk floors brace and tail light panel? I dont really wanna sand blast the new panels. Should I just use lacquer thinner see if the the ecoat come off? or should I just prep them out with 80 grit and epoxy prime those panels?

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4/11/2021 8:36 PM  #31


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

I sanded down my roof sail panels and majority of the cowl plus used some stripper and removed almost all the paint from the cowl fins. I do have some rust on the edge of the roof and also a hole in the sail. I was curious what you guys would suggest the best way to fix the minor rust issues on the roof and should i just patch the sail panel or should I buy a patch panel for it? Im debating cutting off the 1/4 panels and ditching the skins. This will probably happen after I do the trunk work and taillight panel. 



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4/20/2021 8:02 PM  #32


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

I recieved my black SPI epoxy yesterday fast free shipping only took 3 days to get to my home in Salt Lake City. Now Ive almost striped the paint off all the panels that I can afectivally remove all the paint. Only places that need to finished out are the jewelry box of the car and the chassis. But those will have to wait until I pull my engine and trans out and get my rotisserie. I found the best deal for a rotisserie is on either lowes.com or Homedepot.com anyone here had good luck with having dustless sand blasting done? I dont really want my car to be like many others that puke sand out the frame rails from having sand blasting done. 

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4/21/2021 4:28 PM  #33


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

I remember doing all the rust repair on mine.  You’re making progress.

 

4/24/2021 5:24 AM  #34


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

Ive decided now to go with full 1/4s I really hate how the top turned out from doing skins a few years ago. The only down side is hate how none of the full 1/4s have the right peak or even the right trunk line I personally think minus the but ugly weld job on my 1/4 skins the peak is  actually far better then some full 1/4s ive seen I thought that was really weird.  My cars coming along sort of its really hard to do much work on it since my Garage power isnt set up for me to weld right now. My parents have a detached 2,000 sqft garage that I have my car in right now. My main service line for the garage ended up sorting out. So my Brother went into Lowe's where I also work.  And purchased 250 ft 1/0 beleive wire a former associate accidentally shorted my brother 50 ft. Long story short we added a shed to the side the garage  and a new panel. Im not an electrician.  It sucks i think it would be the easiest to actually get a junction box rated for the hight amp wire then run from the junction box to the old garage main fuse panel. 

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4/24/2021 5:32 AM  #35


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

For my car im having a hard time deciding what to do whith my wheel wells one isnt bad at all looks almost new the Drivers side could be patched along the flange. I just dont know what would be a good way to either like dynacorn 2" mini tubs of is it just as easy to modify a pair of stock replacment wheel houses by adding a strip of steel and calling it a day 🤔? 

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4/27/2021 11:29 PM  #36


Re: 1965 Mustang Coupe I did some Archiological digging look what I found

Does a replacement Coupe Roof come with the new drip rails attached to it?

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