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  1. OK will do! I honestly think that the firewall was just stamped poorly. I went to NPD today to see if they had one that I could measure but they didn't. They are getting one in for me next week. From the bottom of the rocker to the top of the firewall corner is 21.5" on both sides on the original car. On the new firewall its 21.5" on the drivers side and 22.5" on the passengers side. That's where the gap is. I think its just a bad firewall.
  2. Hmmm. Ok i'll try experimenting a little bit.
  3. So I figured that now was a good a time as any to get that brace I made for the 69' into the new shell and see how things look. I had to cut it in 2 pieces because there was no way to remove it from the car. First I made an adapter for it using bolts/nuts and some square stock/angle iron so that I could easily get it back to the original shape easily and take it apart if needed. The brace bolted to the side assembles perfectly. That reassures me greatly. That means that the door openings, floor pan width and height are the same as a factory car. The gap at the firewall still remains. Not sure what to do about that other than get another one. I don't have anything to compare it to. It seems unlikely that the passenger side assembly and the outer side cowl would both be "off" equally to make that large gap.
  4. Hmmm maybe? I can't remember honestly. So these will not work on a fastback right?
  5. I thought I read somewhere that they can be used on the fastbacks for increased rigidity. I was planning on wire/wheeling all areas before welding :)
  6. Sorry I haven't posted much. Been busy! Quite a bit of work has been done. MTF frame is in. Floor has been leveled and I've been getting the panels ready for test fitting. Made some changes here and there based on some MTF advice. He's really been great helping me with the project. Here are 2 videos that show what I've been doing along with some pics of a weird gap I'm dealing with. Nothing has been welded into place as of right now other than the MTF frame. The floor pan assembly is screwed to the firewall and MTF frame for now. https://youtu.be/JdgtnvJN4G0 https://youtu.be/0R7pTS33rBI I painted the insides of the outer rockers after watching some Peterson restoration videos. They are coated with weld-thru primer but honestly that stuff doesn't seem very good. There's already some rust forming on my floor pan assembly. I bought a pneumatic punch and man that thing is a godsend. Saves to much time instead of drilling out all those holes. Couldn't use it everywhere but definitely a huge time/energy saver. Here's the gap. Not sure what's going on here. Rockers are level both sides but the passenger side is 3/4" too low. Maybe its a bad firewall? Don't know because the upper and lower cowl fit to it pretty nicely. Must be something i've done incorrectly. Also, What happens with these gaps on the sides? Do the torque boxes cover them? And I bought these quarter panel braces but have no idea where they go...
  7. sweet! ya send me the link
  8. Checked it today. Only 1/4" off!!!! Another day should do it :)
  9. Not needed. I pulled the bolt out and the floor only went back up 1/3 inch or so. Having it pulled down the last few days has bent it almost into perfect shape. I've pulled it down about 1/2" past the hole using a ratchet strap and a lift bolt hole and am gonna give it a few days and see what happens. Going out of town so its a good time to try this.
  10. I'm not following where or what specifically you are asking me to cut. Can't I just use the ratchet strap or come along to pull the X6.5" passenger side down further than needed and see if it stays there? Or if it goes up less?
  11. First video! https://youtu.be/GsCi5wPmbwk
  12. Exactly :) Thanks for your help. I gotta get a GoPro because I want to make a video channel of building a Mustang from scratch.
  13. This is how far off the passenger frame rail was off. 5 other points on the floor assembly were at the correct height and were welded to the table. I'm relived that the floor assembly was only tweaked a little bit. I think it was from sitting on its side against the wall of my shop for 6 months. Don't know for sure. Ready to clamp those side assemblies now!
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