1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Original family car bought new. Complete body and factory paint with correct stripes and emblems.
Someone is going to be very happy!
We are begining some of the rust repair on the Coronet muscle car restoration. A common area of rust on some of these b-body Mopars is around the back window. These area like to hold water after a rain shower or wash. Rust is found on many cars of this era and this R/T is no exception.
Waylon started out by drilling out all of the spot weld on the old panel. This allowed him to remove the entire piece without distorting or damaging the adjacent quarter panels.
With the panel removed Waylon is then able to start fabricating the inner structure of the panel. He has to make the pieces from scratch ussing the new panel as a template. He is also able to repair the corners of the rear window frame. As I said before this is a common problem with cars such as this, and patch panels are available to make the fabrication time much less.
Before final weld the back window and deck lid are fit to ensure everything is in place. The back window fits like a glove just like the deck lid and with zero modifications. This was a panel manufactured by Sherman auto parts which worked out great.
After everything is final fit, the panel is welded into place. Using weld through primer between all parts and pieces help prevent further corrosion.