Get the rust free ones. BTW, the towers themselves are the same from 67 - 70, however the top where the fender bolts is different on the 69 - 70 as opposed to the 67 - 68.
Graft in the basic tower, so that would allow you to buy some 69 - 70 Boss, Cobra Jet Mustang or all 69 - 70 Cougar towers (they have the wraps). Cut it like this, in the mid section of the bend on the upright, however the section over the rail would be added whole. That allows you to be able to weld thicker metal, no warpage & no one could pick it was ever changed as the adjoining panels still have the "factory" resistance spot welds .......
It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser
I just patched the front skirt under the battery, I saved to plate with the nuts, and welded it back on. once you put a battery tray back in there you can't see it. As for the dash you cold easy put a piece in I cut my dash in 5 places to make it right hand drive, and welded it back up. Steve has done a couple of new firewalls on restos, think they are ok.
Shaunp - yes I saw your thread on the dash conversion - that was inspiring so I think I am going to give it a go. Worst that could happen is I muck it up and buy a new repro or find another out of salvage.
Kerry - I re-read your posting - the shock tower is the same, just the flange part where the fender bolts on is different. Disregard my last stupid question.
While I was in Central America, my driver fell asleep at the wheel and we ran off a 45 foot drop into a ravine, rolling a few times.
I ended up spending some time in a hospital, but all in all I was extremely lucky to live through it. I came out better than the other people in the vehicle. For the most part, I was able to walk away.
ANYWAY, I have been back about a week. I have not done too much more on the car yet. I did do some plug welding on the new floor pan. I welded up the rockers, next will be the front frame rail extensions and then weld the rear wheel wells.
I think after that, I will put the driver torque box back in and I just ordered a passenger torque box to put in.
(PRAYER) Oh thank you Wild Turkey American Honey & Cola in those small thin bottles, for giving me the strength to act like a half wit, and say stupid things at inappropriate times, semi-anonymously, on a public forum.
OK so progress on the Mustang has been slower since I got back - they piled it high on me at my job.
So far I have got the new floor pan assembly welded in at the inner/outer rockers and the inner wheel houses. I did not weld the tail light panel or rear quarter panels to the floor pan assembly because new sheet metal parts will be forthcoming.
I also got the driver side torque box primed inside and out and then welded it back into its original location.
I have the passenger side torque box clamped in place and I will weld it in after test fitting when I get to the firewall.
Last weekend I took out the radiator support and lower frame piece as one unit. Then I looked inside the frame rails. Driver side looks good and clean just needs some primer to prevent corrosion. The Passenger side not as good and has some pin holes on the outer edge between extension bracket mounting holes. I cut the 5 spot welds that hold the bumper extension bracket and pulled it out of the frame rail. The rust between the bracket and the frame rail are still present so I scraped it some and may shoot it a little with a small portable sand blaster and replace part or a section of the frame rail.
Photo 1 - passenger side torque box.
Bumper extension bracket that goes inside the frame rails.
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