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Identifying Clasic Mustang Factory Welds

I have recently purchased a 1967 Mustang Coupe with 129,000 miles. I had a neighbor look at the car after driving it home from another STATE. As a general repairman for older cars - he had
said that the diagonal welds under the hood, near the fender-VIN,
and near the hood hindge, were NOT FACTORY welds , and it
appeard to have been "pieced together". Additionally, there appears
to have been some additional U-Boxes welded on at the very front
of the frame where the two diagonal supports go under the motor.
I was under the impression that FORD had done some -
"Strengething-Welds" up front , or am I mistaken on BOTH of these
areas of welding on the MUSTANG.
If you can help me identify these "mystry-welds" that this mechanic
has said he thinks were done after a severe accident -
I can send or post digital-photos = if permitted to do so.
Thank you for your valued opinion , and HELP !!!
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Sounds like he's got everything ID'ed correctly

The welds by the VIN is what scares the [email protected] out of me, sounds like its been re-VINed juding by the rest of the work...illegal to re-VIN...eeek be afraid be very afraid!


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Post the pictures of the welds. The weld quality should also help to indicate if it is a factory weld of not.


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Welds on INSIDE fender linning?

I have attached photos of LEFT & RIGHT INSIDE fender
welds. All of the EXTERRIOR sheetmetal ( fenders - cowls )
all have date codes - nun of which are the same - but they
ARE date coded??

Inside fenders near shock-tower has DIAGONAL WELDS that
are EXACTLY the same on BOTH FENDERS , AND in
EXACTLY the SAME POSITION ???

Can you help me out here guys ?
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I've never seen front aprons with these welds on them. They should be all solid until the union with the shock tower. Looks like someone has done some piecework!

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Yea - those welds look hand done to me. Maybe they were reinforcing rusted areas or trying to make the car stiffer? I dont remember seeing any wedled areas like that before, but most of my experience is with the 66, which is probably different. OTOH, those welds dont seem consistent with chop-shop jobs I have seen before.

Anyone else?

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