How to Replace Mustang Fender Sheet Metal (PART 2)

Text and Photos by Matt Emery

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In the first part of this tech tutorial, we gave you an inside look at the step-by-step process of replacing Mustang fender sheet metal. Now take a look as we switch our attention to the body panel. Be sure to check out Part 1 if you missed it!

 

 

Now we’re getting somewhere.

 

 

You never know what you’re going to find when a major body panel is removed.

 

 

With the outer skin removed, it became apparent that the inner tub would also need to be replaced.

 

 

The spot welds of the upper brace are drilled out using a special bit. With a little finesse, these bits will only cut through the weld and not completely through the metal.

 

 

The cut-off wheel is used to cut away the outer well. Care is taken to get as close to the seam as possible.

 

 

Though the outer well is gone, the thin piece of steel that mated to the inner well needs to be removed, too.

 

 

It may take a little work but the end cap of the sill is removed.

 

 

Stay tuned for the final segment of this tech tutorial!

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