Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Project Up date

 I kicked off the new year by spending some time in the shop. So I thought I would do a little up date on my 65 mustang project this week. Once I got into the car I discovered some serious frame damage. Salt and snow had caused a good amount of damage to the frame. Both front frame rails were badly damaged and their is a short section on both rear frame rails that also has some rotted out spots. For the last couple weeks I have been working on repairing some of that damage. The first picture you can see the outer frame rail is basically gone and you can see a hole in the bottom. This had been patched at some time but it was no longer sound. I ended up replacing a little over a foot of frame on the drives side.

I cut out the spot welds on the old frame section. Took some time to get it all separated from the existing metal with out doing damage to parts that are still sound. 

These last two pictures show the outer frame patch in place. I still have to dress out the weld some so it blends in with the original frame. I also have to put on outer frame rail that will seal it back up and make it strong again. All in all the patch came out well. I hope to get the outer patch on this weekend and begin the work on the passenger side. 

1 comment:

  1. that is cool. I shouldn't be surprised, but I am that you are fixing up an old car!