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Ok Gentlemen, Question for you.

Seeing that I have no floors or torque boxes and badly rusting front frame rails, where do I support this thing on the front end to do the work?? The rocker panels are in good shape, (surprise, surprise.) but after the old TB's are taken out, they lose support. I'm at a loss. Until then I will be stripping out my interior stuff and re-taping/repairing wiring harnesses, and I've begun work on the doors.

http://my67heven.tripod.com/emsm.gifI was looking for a restoration of fantasy. I do not want my car to be as it was in 1967. I want it to be as I imagined it in 1967. -John Baird
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Do you have a convertible or coupe/fastback, the convertibles are a little tricky.I generally support up front near radiator support under frame rails, then use and adjustable jack under transmission tunnel, with a piece of wood on top to even out support, if motor and tranny are still in, I would support under tranny pan, either way, motor/tranny in/out, make sure you put the tranny crossmember back in while doing this.You can also put adjustable jacks under the rocker lips, if they are solid as you say, they will be boxed by the outer rocker shaped piece and inner flat piece(the side where you weld floors too), just make sure you don't put to much pressure here, as you can damage lip.Someone has pictures of there convertible up on stands in there signature, I think it is of an emberglo convertible, might want to check a few posts.

1967 S code GT Deluxe Coupe 65B
1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
1964 Fairlane 500 2DR HT-the new project
1986 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 the "beater"
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My Bad, its a '67 Coupe. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

The problem is that there will be no frame rails. I have to replace those too. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif I love my car, repeat, I love my car. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

http://my67heven.tripod.com/emsm.gifI was looking for a restoration of fantasy. I do not want my car to be as it was in 1967. I want it to be as I imagined it in 1967. -John Baird
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Are you replacing the whole front frame rails? I did these in my 67 GT, what a job, I believe if I remember right I supported the car at the rockers and and radiator support, and may have used an engine boom to the hold shock tower area, what a job.I think if I ever were to do this again, I would find a donor car with a good front clip and make the change easy.It would save alot of measuring, remeasuring and headaches.I have some pictures somewhere, someday I will get them up to the web to show off.

1967 S code GT Deluxe Coupe 65B
1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
1964 Fairlane 500 2DR HT-the new project
1986 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 the "beater"
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Having done this myself on 3 "68" Rustangs, I would suggest you do ONE side at a time, do the floor area first then worry about the frame rails. You will have to do it in stages or you will never get eveything to line up again. Leave the doors on so you can keep checking the gap between it and the rear quarter panel. You have to support the car at the rear, the middle and the front as best as possible. It's going to be a lot of work but very rewarding when you're finished. Good Luck. OZ.
 
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