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Front Torque Boxes
#11
My part # M112ARH02 on the inner rocket is alittle different than the one you attached.
So I'm not sure until I get it in my hands to measure and dry fit.
But thank you for the heads up, this green horn appreciates the help.

My seat pan is part# M233RH02 this was for coupe/fastback.
So for my 73 vert, I may have to lower it by 1/2" from what I have been reading.
Again, any experiences are welcome.

Thanks Guys !!
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#12
Wow what a mess. I am just about ready to cut the floor out of my 72 Q Vert. I was actually going to drive to NPD in Charlotte and look at the pan first hand before I do so. The PO of my car had put patch panels on each side and I think it looks like crap. I will use the seat risers and under floor pans off my other 72 parts car but going to go with the full pan instead of the patches. Has anyone put the full pan in before.
On the rocker boxes. I am parting out a 72 that had Zbart sprayed inside the boxes and even with the zinc coating they had lots of rust, probably 50% of the thickness gone. The boxes in the 72 Q much more solid but then I do take the floor out I am going to form so HSLA steel and add to the inside of the boxes. I do intend to put a 6 point roll cage in so you need something to beef that area up. When you are doing yours and you can get inside I would suggest that you take some High Strength rectangle tubing and weld in to add some strength. I know some add the sub frame connectors but you can gain much more by working with the rocker boxes.
My friend that does restorations has the kind of issues you are seeing all the time. He did a 1968 mustang and the left front fender was nearly an inch too long. I believe it was Dynacorn. He has not done a 71 73 floor has anyone put the whole floor in from Dynacorn? He tells me he can do a Camaro full pan in a couple days.
When I was at Daniel Carpenters shop in April I was talking with him about the sheet metal being so sorry. He told me that as far as he knew all the Taiwan metal was stamped in the same shop no matter the name on it at the end. He was headed to China in June to run off a Ford truck steering wheel mold.
A couple other big issues my friend has with the repo metal is having rust hidden under the black e-coat so he grinds it all off on the outside surface when using. The other issue is the steel is so soft if you lean on a fender or quarter panel you will dent it. You can take one finger and push the panel in so you have to be very careful after the panels are on on to damage.
I was an automotive tooling engineer for years and they are probably using very low carbon content material in order to make it easier to form.
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#13
(05-30-2018, 12:17 PM)Heavy Metal Wrote: My part # M112ARH02 on the inner rocket is alittle different than the one you attached.
So I'm not sure until I get it in my hands to measure and dry fit.
But thank you for the heads up, this green horn appreciates the help.

My seat pan is part# M233RH02 this was for coupe/fastback.
So for my 73 vert, I may have to lower it by 1/2" from what I have been reading.
Again, any experiences are welcome.

Thanks Guys !!
Hey make sure you are getting the 69-73 rocker hemi posted it is 77 inches long made by SMR in CT
If that isn't the one you ordered, cancel and get the correct one now since it is back ordered and not shipped there should be
no hassle doing so.
The platform you ordered will be too tall, too wide, even the fastback one would be a pain to modify for a convertible
Do you only need the passenger side upper platform? I may have a decent used one
You can modify the 65 - 70 lower reinforcement boxes to fit though.

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#14
Thank you for the info.
So maybe the question I should ask for 73 Vert.....is there a site you trust for ordering inner rockers, floor pans, seat pans, front & rear torque boxes.

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Do you need just the RH platform ?
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order them from don and they will be the right ones got all my 73 parts from him and they all fit right  ohio mustang
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#17
I though I would post a few photos of my progress.
New front and rear torque boxes and inner rocker passenger side.
Welded the floor pan and convertible floor brace in today.
It's been quit a job, about 80hrs init so far. But being a rookie I took my time cutting and fitting.
Once I got a clear path it came together easily. Lots of welds to clean up.

The drivers side is next.
I really enjoy reading all the posts and information that is available on this site........great job guys !!
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#18
Looking good! That's a heck of a job, did a set on a '73 convertible about 20 years ago.

Just a recommendation, before you start grinding, be sure to protect the dash and any glass. Grinding slag will embed itself in glass and rust the first time moisture hits it.


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Great progress keep it going.


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