Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The Keystone State
Re: 1963 Trunk body mounting locations MIA
It appears, judging by the photos, that sheet metal support cross member is rotted out? If so it will have to be restored prior to replacing patches in the trunk floor and it is harder to make than the floor itself.
I have had the best results by cleaning the area with a disk and drilling out the spot welds and removing the cross member, make new pieces where necessary and then re-welding the cross member back to the underside of the trunk floor (with all the body mount holes lined up) and then fab and weld in the floor patch panels.
Thanks. You are correct, the end of the cross members are gone and the body is sitting lower in those spots. My only open question is how far do I have to dismantle the car to lift the body up to have this work done.
1963 1/2 Galaxie 500 XL 352 Cruise-O-Matic A/C
1969 F100 390 c6 2wd long bed fleet side