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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys got a lot done on the car engines out as well as Transmisison most of the interior aswell as the dash and most other things that will come off now it’s tome to get down to the rust I removed one of the quarter panels now it’s time to do what I’ve been dreading anyone in here ever removed and replaced a front frame rail looking for some feed back in how anyone’s done that thanks guys -John
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Hey guys got a lot done on the car engines out as well as Transmisison most of the interior aswell as the dash and most other things that will come off now itís tome to get down to the rust I removed one of the quarter panels now itís time to do what Iíve been dreading anyone in here ever removed and replaced a front frame rail looking for some feed back in how anyoneís done that thanks guys -John
i ran out of breath reading that
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Watch Jo Daddy's Garage, he does a really good job, I think, in explaining things. He also gives some good tips. I've learned a lot watching his restorations.

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Hey guys. I've got a lot done on the car. The engine's out, as well as the transmission. Most of the interior, as well as the dash and most other things that will come off. Now itís time to get down to the rust. I removed one of the quarter panels. Now itís time to do what Iíve been dreading. Has anyone here ever removed and replaced a front frame rail? I'm looking for some feed back in how anyoneís done that. Thanks guys -John
I hope you don't mind, but I had to edit your post just to try to figure out what you were asking. And I'm sorry, but I'm no help. This seems like it would be really tough without a frame jig. However, I'm no expert.
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I have to do same thing both of my front frame rails are shot, bumper arms were so rot out you could of kicked the bumper right off.
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Hey guys got a lot done on the car engines out as well as Transmisison most of the interior aswell as the dash and most other things that will come off now itís tome to get down to the rust I removed one of the quarter panels now itís time to do what Iíve been dreading anyone in here ever removed and replaced a front frame rail looking for some feed back in how anyoneís done that thanks guys -John
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I have to do same thing both of my front frame rails are shot, bumper arms were so rot out you could of kicked the bumper right off.

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I am glad I am not the only one that had to take a moment to translate.

I am going to be going through the same process as well, and then some. Basically everything below the top of the wheelhouses is shot on my car. This is my first restoration attempt and canít provide a lot of help either.

I agree on Jo Daddyís Garage. I plan to go through all of his Mustang Retoration videos. They may not show you everything you need to know or teach you the skills needed to tackle it, but he does a great job of getting you to think things through and different ways to address issues you will face.
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I have to do same thing both of my front frame rails are shot, bumper arms were so rot out you could of kicked the bumper right off.
same here saw a few videos about doing the first 28 inches of it. But I mine are rusted out completely the section under the drivers side firewall/floor is completely rusted out almost missing.
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same here saw a few videos about doing the first 28 inches of it. But I mine are rusted out completely the section under the drivers side firewall/floor is completely rusted out almost missing.



Check out some of the build threads. Here's a link to one of them, https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...s-journey.html



There's also a forum member @lowlyslows who is documenting his build on youtube. He's done frame rail work in his vids, here's the link to his channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0b...r7z6nemIIzUgyg

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Hey,


How did the work turn out?


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