Quality custom & restoration sheet metal work & repair
A small patch was needed in the left side rear seat area.
The ugly inner apron that I straightened earlier fits great & looks clean now.
The seat pan welded in, welds ground & then painted with rust preventive paint
The Battery tray inner fender apron need replacement & the owner supplied me with this aftermarket mess, so I figured while waiting for the paint to dry & would see what I could do to make this look better.
Its all nice & clean now.
The right door will need a small patch so I stripped off the paint.
Its all cleaned up & ready.
The right trunk floor drop will need a little attention.
The owner always insisted on ordering the replacement panels
All the welds are ground smooth & cleaned up even though the top was a 3 piece it looks like a 1 piece now, no filler will be needed for the upper seam.
Toe board fully welded in & to the lower frame rail.
No filler will be needed in this section.
It was pre drill for the welds.
The patch was welded in ,ground smooth both sides then painted with rust preventative paint.
The seat pans were also painted at that time with rust preventative paint top & bottom.
Its about 3/4 of an inch to long that will be fixed.
The left rear quarter will need a few pieces.
He said he got a great deal on the top now I know why its the cheese 3 piece unit which takes more time to install which means more labor. Test fitting to see how they fit. Ok I can make it work.
After some hammer dolly & shrink disc work its cleaning up well.
The right side fit no so good the panel will need some work to fit correctly
The left door will also need a small patch.
After some reworking of the rear edge the panel now fits & was fully welded & ground smooth.
The right door also needed the same patch work done looking clean.
The right side will need similar repairs.
All the welds ground smooth & clean both top & underside.
All the ground areas were painted with rust preventative paint, the customer was going to de surface rust the rest & paint it trying to save them selves a few bucks, I prefer doing it all in house but I do what my customers ask on some things when it comes to saving dollars.
Lots of clamps were used thru out the welding of the main roof skin.
After some rework to the wheel arch lip & the tail panel edge it now is a nice fit they come as a mediocre fit.
Back to the floor pan the passenger side will need the same treatment.
Both quarter repairs were painted with rust preventative paint on the inside the undercoated.
Welds ground clean & it will get coated with rust preventive paint
Back to the left side inner rear lower quarter a patch had to be made.
1965 Mustang will need some assorted, damage repair, rust repairs, plus a roof skin.
The patch was made then welded in & ground smooth.
Time to fit the right toe board.
The welds were ground smooth just like evert thing else done in my shop, its pay attention to the details.
A patch will be made for the rusted out section under the rear seat area.
Both quarters will need new lower rear sections replaced.
Lots of rust on the inner structure areas
After the rear seat patch was fully welded & ground the it was time for the main floor pan I marked & pre drilled it for welding to the floor braces.
A previous repair some hack just welded a patch over the rusted section
Welds ground smooth and looking good.
The old floor pan cut out & being careful to not damage the under side support off of the tunnel.
Seat pans painted with rust preventive paint.
Seam sealer was put down before the repo panel was clamped in place
Spot weld was torn loose at the fire wall.
Time to fit the lower quarter patch.
Rust preventive paint applied to the factory seam areas where the inner apron will be welded in.
Then all the de rusted areas were painted with rust preventive paint.
The repair patch was made & fit.
The repair section is fully welded then ground smooth
The owner wanted the shock tower supports welded because he was installing about a 400 hp motor
Earlier I straightened the repo battery tray inner apron well the old is out & getting ready for the replacement.
Floor pan fully welded in.
Using my planishing hammer it is starting to clean up.
The left door needed a minor rust out patch made.
The last of the work for now the front cowl cover needed a tab made.
After all the paint & bondo was removed this is what was covered up.
The left side toe board area was trimmed marked for spot weld holes fit & welded in.
The owner has pre bought some of the repair panels, I prefer to by the sheet metal that way I get the correct parts & the better quality. The cheaper parts usually means more work to install.
Picking it up at the owners house.
Its a nice clean installation now.
The welds are ground smooth inside & out then hammer & dollied for virtually a filler less repair.
All of the under side worked areas were under coated.
It was then fully welded in place. The same process was done to the right side.
The right quarter also has some upper damage that will be repaired.
Rust prevenative paint applied to the insides of the old supports & where the new sub frame connector gets welded on to the front unibody.
Now for the main roof skin all the mount areas were seam sealed.
The underside of the floor pan welds ground clean.
I popped the roof panels off then started de rusting all the inner structure
Both sides of the repaired section were painted with rust prevenative paint.
Driver side fully welded it gets ground later.
A small patch was made for the bottom of the core support also.
Welds were ground smooth & clean I strive for quality work not short cuts.
The lower sub connector going from the front lower front unibody structure to under the floor on both sides were beat up real bad, replacement time.
First I need to do some inner panel repairs.
First on the list floor pans need replacement.
The inside area was coated with rust preventative paint then the patch welded in & ground smooth now a clean repair.
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It now fully welded in place.
Just like the left side the lower support was replace due to previous damage.
This car had a vinyl top on it so it was quite holy & thin in a lot of place so off with the top skin.
It cleaned up real nice
Its about 1 inch deep in the middle.
Typical on old vehicles when you have to replace the outer skin some of the wheel tub will need replacement
The left floor drop will need more work then the right.
Loaded on my trailer & heading back to the customers house, he has stated he will be brining it back after he puts together more funds for the final body work & a top quality daily driver paint job. I hope you enjoyed this build.