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Hi everyone.
I rebuild a 65 coupe.
Before i weld the front end this week-end, I need to check if everything is straight!
So, could someone please tell me the distance between the bottom of the rocker panel and the bottom of the front frame rail ?
But a picture is better than my poor English



Photo from http://1967mustang.net during his custom torque box fabrication.
Thanks for your help
 

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i'm not sure this distance is in the frame diagrams
since my car is totally dissasembled,
i'll take a measurement later
iowa
 

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I'm not sure, but you might have a problem welding that wood....LOL
Sorry couldn't resist.... :)
Tom
 

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I'm not sure, but you might have a problem welding that wood....LOL
Sorry couldn't resist.... :)
Tom
It's even worse than you think... that's a piece of cardboard! :lol:

Seriously though, I wouldn't mind knowing that measurement myself, because my front rails will have to go back on sometime in the (hopefully near) future. The shop manual and Liskey measurements don't really address this area at all. They just give the location of the bottom of the front frame rails (extensions) and the back of the rockers.

Will getting a torque box help with position this area, or not really?
 

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I was lucky to meet a cool guy with a 65 coupe (lucky because here in FRANCE...:) )
I have ask him and after a long talk about Mustangs and a drink , i measured the distance.

I don't really know i inches, but it's 4,8 cm (close to 2 inches).

So, this week-end, i have weld the new cowl panel assembly, the new firewall, the new side cowl panel and the new battery apron.

About the battery apron, it's a really bad taiwanese repro...and it need a lot of "massages" but everthing is ok now.

thank you all.
 

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that can't be two inches... 4,8cm doesn't sound right either. is it just a typo???

J
It's not a typo. A lot of foreign nations use commas and periods opposite the way we do:

US: 4.8cm
Some other countries: 4,8cm

They are equivalent. His 4,8cm is what we would refer to is 4,8 cm.

And 2 inches sounds about right to me.

-Matt
 

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It's not a typo. A lot of foreign nations use commas and periods opposite the way we do:

US: 4.8cm
Some other countries: 4,8cm

They are equivalent. His 4,8cm is what we would refer to is 4,8 cm.

And 2 inches sounds about right to me.

-Matt
That's right.
Thank you for the explanation lemonshindig
I will try to use the correct typo in my future posts
 
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