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1962 Falcon 2.3 Turbo Build - Sold the 85 Mustang
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Last weekend I went to Heber Springs and helped my brother replace the tub in the 2nd bath with a step in shower.  I guess when they build mobile homes, they put these things in before all the walls, because we had to cut a hole in the bedroom wall to get it in.
And for payback, he came over this weekend and welded in the shock tower fill in plates.  These are 12 gauge metal and WOW, they stiffen up the fender aprons A TON.  Since I am keeping the bolt in panel on the outer side for extra strength.  I saw a YT video that has inspired me for extra beef that won't take up engine bay space.

Basically a sandwich plate on the outer firewall.  The inside piece is welded on the inside of the firewall, with some nuts welded on.  The outer plate is welded to a piece of tube that is welded to the reinforcement.  That way it can be removed if ever necessary.

But here are some pictures of the plates welded in.  Today I spent over an hour removing most of the paint and rust under the hood.  I got tired of getting wire stuck in me, and don't have another.  So I have to get a couple more to finish up and get it ready for epoxy primer.


                   
2.3T 1962 Falcon "HeHateMe"
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Looks good, Drew!!  👍
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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Thanks Ray. There's still a lot of work to be done!
2.3T 1962 Falcon "HeHateMe"
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