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'65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« on: March 10, 2019, 08:04:02 PM »
Hi all. I wasn't quite sure where to post this question on the forum. Does anyone know where I can source '65 Mustang Fastback brackets "SUPPORT - AUXILLIARY FLOOR PANEL REAR". These are illustrated as item #6 of the "1964 1/2 - 1965 Mustang Weld & Sealant Assembly Manual", page 144. Engineering or prime part numbers for these are 11450 and 11451. Many thanks for your help.


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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 08:08:05 PM »
What it be possible for you to post some pictures? Either of the section you need on your car or from the manual.
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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 09:21:15 PM »
http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/555-100319210931.jpeg

Hi Karguy. Thanks for the illustration suggestion. I have had some issues trying to upload an image. I have posted a scan from the manual in "My Gallery" on the Forum (location details above) but couldn't get it to load into this reply as an image. One direct from my computer may load when I post this reply!

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 09:22:50 PM »
Success on the image posting front! I forgot to add, the bracket in question is item number 6.

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 08:49:49 PM »
I've run out of resources and never found an answer. Just reposting this in the off-chance someone has some information.

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 11:44:09 PM »
Hi all. I wasn't quite sure where to post this question on the forum. Does anyone know where I can source '65 Mustang Fastback brackets "SUPPORT - AUXILLIARY FLOOR PANEL REAR".

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 02:28:18 AM »
Hi Dynomax,
I happen to be working on my 65 Fastback and this part of my car is wide open, so I took the opportunity for some photos and measurements. I don't think it would be too hard to fabricate this bracket. I'd tackle this with a piece of 11-gauge steel, a jigsaw, vice, drill, ball peen hammer and some files to smooth it out.

The floor area where the bracket is welded slopes back from level at 8-degrees. The wall behind slopes back at 19 degrees. I created a 3-view dimension drawing for the passenger side bracket. The driver side is the reverse.

I suspect it would be pretty easy to find someone who can weld a bit better than was done on my car.

I don’t know if you will find this useful, but it kept me entertained for an hour or so. Smooth roads!




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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 08:37:36 AM »
Hello DynoMax,
I do have a complete left-hand fastback quarter panel cut that should have the bracket you’re looking for still attached. If you would please PM me your phone number I’ll call you and text pictures.
Thanks, Karl Moser
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 08:39:39 AM by Karguy »
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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 08:50:52 AM »
I may also have a pair if you get stuck and want to PM me.

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 09:56:04 AM »
Jim,

Outstanding effort and contribution to a fellow member’s request - you went above and beyond!

Your drafting skills apparently come so easy to you that you spent approx. an hour on the photos, write up, AND the blueprint?? Incredible.

Very impressive. Seeing a guy do something like that for someone else is why this Forum is such an amazing asset to us all.

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 11:43:01 AM »
Hi Dynomax,
I happen to be working on my 65 Fastback and this part of my car is wide open, so I took the opportunity for some photos and measurements. I don't think it would be too hard to fabricate this bracket. I'd tackle this with a piece of 11-gauge steel, a jigsaw, vice, drill, ball peen hammer and some files to smooth it out.

The floor area where the bracket is welded slopes back from level at 8-degrees. The wall behind slopes back at 19 degrees. I created a 3-view dimension drawing for the passenger side bracket. The driver side is the reverse.

I suspect it would be pretty easy to find someone who can weld a bit better than was done on my car.

I don’t know if you will find this useful, but it kept me entertained for an hour or so. Smooth roads!

Your effort to help is a excellent example of what this forum is all about. Good karma to you.  ;D
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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 12:36:09 PM »
Jim Herrud,

For the fun of it I tried solid modeling this bracket using your drawing and there are two dimensions I need to accurately finish the model.  If it is convenient could you get me these two dimensions?

Corey

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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 01:09:18 PM »
I have nothing to add except Kudos to Jim and Corey (you'll just have to imagine the clinking beer mugs here  8))
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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2019, 02:33:34 PM »
Too be honest, that post took me a bit more than an hour, but I was so "busy" that it got me out of dish washing duty.
(just kidding - we ate out last night).

Thx for the kind words. I was a silent SAAC member for several years, just leaching off everyone else's great forum information to help me with my Mustang restomod. I decided to jump in the pool after the 2018 Forum Meltdown. Thought it was time to try to contribute where I can.

Corey, I'll get you those dimensions after I get home tonight.
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Re: '65 Fastback Sheet Metal Question
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 02:40:25 PM »
By the way Corey - CAD modeling that piece is pretty cool. Can you reverse the design to model the driver side, too?

Maybe Dynomax can use the files to create billet pieces! ;)
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