Re: 1965 Mustang convertible complete rocker assembly replacement
Your advice on spot weld drill bits was on the money. I will never go back to using regular drill bits to take out welds again. I can see why no one has posted video's of replacing an entire rocker assembly. What a pain. With 6 jack stands, 2 floor jacks, 3 levels later I replaced the passenger side assembly. I made sure everything was level and checked all of my dimensions prior to cutting out the old rocker. When I finally cut the welds at the base of the hinge pillar, my door gap sprung about 2"! I had to use a ratchet strap to pull it back to where I started.
After bending the rear torque box out of the way, I loaded the rocker assembly from the bottom up. Rechecked my dimensions and welded it into place. Once that was done, I replaced the torque box, inner frame rail and the entire passenger engine compartment rail. As soon as I can figure out how to post pics I will do so. Thanks again for advice.