I am in the process of converting the front end of my 66 Fastback to V8 suspension. When I bought the car the upper, and lower control arms were replaced already along with V8 coils and sway bar. I have restored v8 spindles ready to go in. In the process of cleaning up the wheel wells cosmetically I noticed the drivers side bumper bracket has substantial rust behind it. The inner front frame rail is alot worse than the outer. I am in the process of removing the lower valance and bumper to remove everything to put a 29" patch in bought from CJ Pony Parts. I am very mechanical and have a friend who is a great welder. What is the correct way to do this restoration. I also bought all new bumpoer brackets and hardware. I have the upper control arm still in place with a loaded spring. Can I proceed as long as I dont remove the old metal past the point of the front portion of the shock tower. Any suggestions would be appreciated.