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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 .......



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Kerry,

That is interesting, I never thought about that!

Is the top of the shock tower different too, or just the part that bolts to the fender?

I am going to replace the firewall and the lower cowl, so all of the cowl will come off, but I may end up having to take out the apron that suports the hood hinge.

If I can help it I will leave that apron - with the cowl and probably the dash panel out I should be able to.

I may try to graft a patch from an old dash panel onto my dash - my dash is only rusty on that upper passenger side and the whole dash pad bracket.

Same with the battery tray apron.

Are the new dynacorn cowl and firewall panels a good fit and look like the originals?





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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.


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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.

Got it - some days are better than others. Loopy HELP! SOS!


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rkmiller73 wrote
Kery,


Are the new dynacorn cowl and firewall panels a good fit and look like the originals?



The dynacorn cowl assembly for my 65 probably fitted better then the front aprons did, looks good to me.


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I find with the aprons now, that I no longer fit the complete replacement.

I cut em, so that i can leave the original top section, which makes guard fitting much easier. The pressings in this area are still a lil substandard, but the rest is good.

Some I butt weld, some I swage and lap. Depends on the car and the owners expectations.

The Plenum chambers and firewalls, are LOVELY things Fap

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Hey guys I am back in the U.S.A.!


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.


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Shocked

Glad to hear you're OK!


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Shocked Crap ...... Me thinks you need to start another thread on your travels .....

Glad to hear you are OK & trust the others are OK as well ?


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Yes, the others lived, but with a few broken bones and some back/neck trouble. If we hadn't landed/rolled exactly the way we did, I would not be here today...

The Army won't let me post any photos of the wreck, but the wrecked vehicle came out the worst of us all - fortunately!


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Bloody Hell glad to here everyone was OK. Someone up there is looking out for you.


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My life is officially boring......


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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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Impressive work Ryan ..... Like


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ozbilt wrote
Impressive work Ryan ..... Like
Very much Agree, nice to see what the bumper bracket looks like too. Thumbs Up


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