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I have had a 67 Mustang V6 since I was 19 years old. The floor pans are rusted pretty bad and the frame has some rust. Is there a way to overcome this or should I use the car for scrap and get another. The Engine runs like a kitten. I have a rebuilt transmission. I just dont know if I should get something to reinforce the frame or not? I know I can get floor pans. Also is there an inexpensive route for parts any recommendations are welcomed. I've had it in storage for about 10 years. Any opinons ?
 

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PHATTZZ STANG said:
I have had a 67 Mustang V6 since I was 19 years old. The floor pans are rusted pretty bad and the frame has some rust. Is there a way to overcome this or should I use the car for scrap and get another. The Engine runs like a kitten. I have a rebuilt transmission. I just dont know if I should get something to reinforce the frame or not? I know I can get floor pans. Also is there an inexpensive route for parts any recommendations are welcomed. I've had it in storage for about 10 years. Any opinons ?
Good luck finding another one in better shape at less than $6000.

The frame will have rust, just knock it off and repaint. Unless it's rusted through . . .

Floor pans are easy to replace, Take it to a body shop and have them evaluate the frame for safety. It might cost you $30, but a running car is better than most you're going to find nowadays for a decent price, and you're going to have to have a different one evaluated as well. It may look better on the outside, but may be in a lot worse shape structurally.l
 

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PHATTZZ STANG said:
how much do you think it is to have the frame totally done over? round about figure.
If you do most of the work yourself, and you just need to weld in the floorplans, and get rid of the rust + primer, I did the same thing 14 years ago for 250 dollars & skinned knuckles, from taking out hte seats, etc. So figure $500.

The more the body shop does, the more you're gonna pay.
 

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Hate to promo another site but I am.
Go to Fordmuscle.com and look for a thread called "Progress of RatStang".
This is a ground up resto of a 64.5 coupe being done by my son.
It shows all the steps and all the work involved.
Of course this is a extreme detail resto.
It is impressive.
Damn proud of the kid.
 

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WOW, I thought I was doing alot to my car......he is doing a nice job and it is alot of work, looks like he is knocking it out though.
 

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WOW, I thought I was doing alot to my car......he is doing a nice job and it is alot of work, looks like he is knocking it out though.
About as fast as he can. And he is a perfectionist.
Not bad at all for a self taught 17 year old.
Some of the pro's around are jelouse.
 

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Only 17!!!!

HE IS ONLY 17!!!!! I had no idea, that is really amazing. What a job for him to take on. He can work on my car anytime!! He said he was not sure how much original metal would be left and from the looks of it he really is doing a MAJOR rebuild. My hat is off and I can see why your a proud papa. My 11 year old son wanted to help until he saw how much work it really is....I expect in a few years he will me more enthusiastic about it.
 

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He has a 66 lined up for April to do for a guy that saw his work.
Basically he will be replacing the backend on it.
He has very little help from me.
I never was a body work guy. I am more the drivetrain type.
And the amazing thing to most is he taught himself how to do this stuff. Some experts said he couldnt do certain things but he proved them wrong and showed them how to do it.
Damn sure he didnt learn it from me.
 
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