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I am trying to put a new front frame rail in a 67 coupe. I have the old one out and trial fitting the new one when I found that it appears the new one is about 1" too short. When it is ahead as far as it needs to be it is about 1" away from the floorpan. Have any of you ran into this problem and how did you work around it? This is one the driver side and the rail is from NPD.
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Well, the best solution is to just deal with it.

Double check that the new one is too short. If the old one is sufficiently intact, place them side by side and check (not that I think your wrong or anything).

If you have a section ofthe old rait that you can reuse to extend the new one, just scab it on. Or perhaps get some sheet steel from the hardware or autobody store and bend it to shape and scab it on.

Obviously, scab it on at the radiator support, not at the floorpan.

I suspect that if you get another one from another supplier it will be just the same. There are not very many manufacturers for these parts.
 
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