Author Topic: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement  (Read 10077 times)

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Hello, I am new to this forum and the proud owner of a 65 GT Convertable that was passed down to me from my Father, but has been parked in a Barn since 74 with only 65'000m and no engine.
It has rusted along the lower part of the inner rocker panel and floor pan even as far as the torque boxes, now the door jams are even out of wack in the rear, but the whole front end, floor support and rear frame rails are in very good condition and I don't want to part with this car.

Over the years I have managed to save up, and order most of the parts I need to fix the car,  I have $6'500 worth of parts now but I can't find anyone to take on the job. I plan on taking it on myself and understand how big a job it is.
I need some pointers on where to start, do I need to fab a frame jig or could I use jack stands
tack welded to the frame with framing inside the car? Would I start with the front torque box and work to the rear, doing one side at a time?

Some reference pics would be great, and any advice would be greatly appreciated





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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 04:42:12 PM »
I'm not sure I'm getting the full picture of the damage.  Can you shoot some digital pics and post them on here? 

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 04:51:25 PM »
In the next few days I can have some pics, will I have to upload them to another site such as Car Domain before I can post them here?

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 05:05:42 PM »
If you have a digital camera, then no.  Just hit the reply button and load them here for us to see. 

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 02:46:52 AM »
Hello see the French forum Mustang rebuild of a convertible 1966 by its owner   :)

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 07:05:19 PM »
Hello, I have the pictures but seem to have a problem posting them. When you hit the preview tab, is the pic supposed to show up or just the text  ??? 
I am on another forum site and the photo's show up on the preview, so I want to make sure before I double post. Thank you

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 07:31:42 PM »
If your pic is from a digital camera, just go to the botton and hit reply.  You will see an avenue to post your pics from your digital camera. 

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 08:34:53 PM »
The drivers side is the worst, the door will not close completely. I'am not sure where to start.

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 08:35:44 PM »
Damn, never worked!

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 10:23:26 PM »
Glen strikes again.
1 Down load your digital pictures to your computer to a folder. If possible, make sure they are .jpg format.
2 Get the pictures to a reasonable size, 900 X 700, and 125kb is good. There are many ways to do this, read the instructions.
3 In the message reply (right down at the bottom) there is a block "Additional Options" right down at the bottom (echo?), and below is a block called "Attach" with a block called "Brouwe".
4 Use the browse to go to the folder with your pictures and click. Repeat using "more options".
I just did it - that's the (slightly out of focus) picture of the engine of a GT-350, 6S001, the prototype 1966 Shelby, and the data plate of a 1965 GT-350, number 30.
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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 01:00:42 PM »
There's more than one way to skin a cat, Jim.  The easiest way is the way I described.  Like I alluded to, hit reply, then additional options, then you will see this.
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Hit the Attach button,  then browse ( hit the enter button after each browsed picture  number appears)   as many pictures as you like by hitting the (more attachments) link.  You will need to know the number of the chosen pics on your digital camera ahead of time.  Here is an example taken off my digital camera by using this method.  You can also use a host site such as picturetrail and others by using the [ing]http://url here,then[/img] as Jim has suggested.  Notice that I intentionally used Ing instead of img at the beginning of the URL because otherwise it would just turn out to be a red X.  You will need to use [Img]. 
Note:  You must have your digital camera plugged into a USB port on your computer, and the camera must be on.  Jim is an old fuddy duddy, and probably doesn't even own a digital camera.   ;D

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Re: 65 Convertable inner rocker, floor pan and torque box replacement
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 03:41:20 PM »
On my 65 fastback we removed the firewall, floor, and the rear floor that hold up the gas tank, here are some of the pictures we took along the way.

What we did to make sure it stayed correct was went one by one on what we took out, so when we took out the firewall we left the rear and most of the center, replace the firewall and the removed the rear, after the rear was in we took out what was left of the center floor and torque boxes and well this is what it looks like now.  and to hold everything down while welding we used sheet metal screws.

 

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