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Talked to Jim at Tinman today and he says as long as it fits it ships. Time to weld them in and move on to the floor.
 

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SPI Primed the mating surface of the convertible inner rockers tonight. Worked on getting the inner subframe rust free, cleaning the pits was a bear until I put a rounded rotary file in a die grinder.
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Inner subframe primed, ready for subframe connectors. Ends of subframe connectors primed, ready to be welded in.
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Looking like some good progress. What were you brushing inside the frame rail extensions?
Phosphoric acid, to remove the rust in the pits that mechanical means couldn't get to. I followed SPI instructions on neutralizing afterwards so the primer would stick.
 

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Had a couple days off. Found the furnishings of the former tenants. Thankfully no more rust.
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I found this inside my left hand rocker 🙀🤣

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I haven't made it back to the nest yet... I also thought about going with the convertible inners, but I think I'm just going to replace the rusted out lower portion. Both sides look about the same🤷‍♂️
 

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I found this inside my left hand rocker 🙀🤣

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I haven't made it back to the nest yet... I also thought about going with the convertible inners, but I think I'm just going to replace the rusted out lower portion. Both sides look about the same🤷‍♂️
Yep I drilled holes in my stock inner rocker plate to get them cleaned out. Somehow my rockers are in great shape.
 

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Had a short time to get some work done tonight. And last night was my last night on the 12 hour nightshift. So hopefully I can make use of this pile of sheet metal I have here in my shop.

I fitted the convertible inner rocker and found it around .25" to wide. I considered just running the bottom flush and grinding it down in the door opening but was concerned that the door seal plate wouldn't like that so I ordered one from npd and found it will work. I ground it down and fitted the rocker then the wife calls me for dinner.....
Oh and I've decided that I'm gonna start using master series silver primer. Got that today as well.
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What are your measurements rocker to rocker from the front to the rear if you hook a tape measure to the inside lip? Mine are 55 5/8" at the rear and 55 1/8" at the front. Do I need to spread the front out? My new firewall seemed to fit pretty well, old one at 54 1/4" wide; new one at 54 3/8".
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I was supposed go snowmobiling this am but my stomach said otherwise. I stayed home and worked on the mustang. Got my first coats of master series put down and so far I like it. I've found it lays smoother by a foam roller rather than a brush, but so far it seems alright.
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Got the first piece fitted and ready for welding in, the inner rocker. I would have fitted the torque box but some how when I was priming, I primed the d side one and not the p side one. So i got it primed just in time to get ready for work tomorrow.
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Fitting the p side torque box was kind of a pia. The top section wasn't even close to fitting. The bottom section needed minor trimming.
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