My 66 coupe has got rust holes on the bottom surface of the frame rails that are located right under the floor pans, not the front rails near the battery (those are fine oddly enough). The rust holes are under the putty on both sides about 6 inches by the width of the rail. Whats the best way to repair them? Anyone know any good mustang sheet metal repair shops in Orange County, CA?
Location: Vero Beach, FL but currently live in Korea
If the frame rails aren't totally gone, I saw a guy cut the rust out of the bottom, treat the frame rail with a rust inhibiter like POR, etc, then he welded some steel plates that went under and up the sides of the rail. He also welded subframe connectors in when he was at it.
Last edited by tom991; 11-10-2012 at 06:00 AM.
Most body shops will insist on replacing the entire damaged piece. It's an insurance thing. I've seem a few stangs rusted like this. My thoughts were they must of had a leak and water sat on the floor boards causing the rust. So check your crawl, see if water hands on your feet.
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