Burning the midnight oil (literally)…

Jack and I just returned from the garage (at 12:30 a.m.) after a very productive day installing the sub-frame connectors from Total Control Products which are specifically designed to fit the 1969 Mustang fastback.  Jack spent about 10 hours on the car today while I had the easier shift (starting at approx 5:30pm).  We had already ground away the overhangs at the back of the frame rails and removed a part of the emergency brake cable bracket.  Next we pre-fit the frame connectors and saw we had some metal shaping to complete to get a good fit.  Using a hammer and dolly, we shaped the frame rails and rear floor pans for a good fit.  I cut some shims to fit into the  rear connector mounts, and Jack ground the metal to allow for a clean weld.  We primed the ground areas with some weld-through primer and tacked the first connector into place.  In the morning, we’ll repeat the process with the second connector, measure to make sure everything is even, then weld the sub-frame connectors permanently into place.

clamped for welding

clamped for welding

DARTH JACK

DARTH JACK

 

special garage fuel: Boston Baked Beans

special garage fuel: Boston Baked Beans

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