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1965 Fastback with DSE

We will be installing DSE mini tubs, subframe connectors, front and rear suspension in this 1965 Fastback.
This is what we are starting with.





The first step is to remove the undercoating before it goes to get media blasted. I have never seen so much undercoating.



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My car is getting the same DSE makeover starting next week. Awful undercoating how will you remove all of that by hand?
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My car is getting the same DSE makeover starting next week. Awful undercoating how will you remove all of that by hand?
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Love watching your threads Rusty! Keep it coming. This one should be good.

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On the 911's factory coating dry ice is used on the other extreme to shrink and obviously make brittle to pop it loose? Have you ever tried the other extreme, it certainly smells better. Don't know if "this" aftermarket bath of undercoating would react the same as Stuggart's as it starts off more brittle.

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I'm curious what rear suspension the owner be using with this mini tub?
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I'm curious what rear suspension the owner be using with this mini tub?
As far as I know it will be from DSE

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There was a lot of bubbles and paint coming off so I decided to investigate before sending it to be blasted.






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We will be installing DSE mini tubs, subframe connectors, front and rear suspension in this 1965 Fastback.
This is what we are starting with.


You never know what you will find under the paint

I found this same lap weld and brazing on both rear panels of my '68, is this from a repair or factory?

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I found this same lap weld and brazing on both rear panels of my '68, is this from a repair or factory?
This was a very bad repair. If you are talking about the taillight panel yes it could be factory but if it was like this it was a repair.

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Yeah, I thought it was a bad repair. Seems like it must have been fairly common method back in the day...

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We have repairs to do before we install the DSE mini tubbs.

The front crossmember had been hit so we replaced it



Before we installed the new one Brian cleaned up the surface rust than brushed a coat of SPI epoxy





The left front apron has a little rust so Brian cut it out







There was also a little rust on the firewall. After drilling out the spot welds on the fender apron Brian patched it.








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Both quarter panels need to be replaced.



After they were removed everything was epoxy primed



Lining up the new trunk floor




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Brian wanted to fit the mini tubs before installing the quarter panels the first thing he did was cut out the frame rail to make room for the new one that come in the kit.





These braces come with the kit



This is what needs to be cut out for the new mini tub. You can go in 2" or 3" we chose 2" because in you go 3" you have to narrow the supplied frame rail 1"


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