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post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Got the frame home, the rails are toast. Hopefully pics tomorrow. First question today is inner rear fenders. I have a call into DVAP but while I wait to hear back I was wondering if any other years interchange with 66? It would make searching easier. Maybe someone on the forum has a pair of inner rear fenders for sale? Thanks
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Got the frame home, the rails are toast. Hopefully pics tomorrow. First question today is inner rear fenders. I have a call into DVAP but while I wait to hear back I was wondering if any other years interchange with 66? It would make searching easier. Maybe someone on the forum has a pair of inner rear fenders for sale? Thanks
Master Parts Catalog lists both the left and right inner wheelhouse for a '65 is the same for '65-'68. Part numbers C5AZ-6227886-A (right) and C5AZ-6227887-A (left).

The outer wheelhouse is listed as part numbers C6AZ-6227894-A (right) and C6AZ-6227895-A (left). Not sure if the outer is specific to a '66 or not. Strange that I don't see a '65 listed.

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Another place to look for patch panels and such is black car llc.
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Where were you located? I kinda skimmed over your posts so not positive you found a frame or not for sure. Being lazy.

Have a friend in WI that might know of parts for a '66, I'd have to ask him as he's not on the forum but he is on FB.



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I'm in se SD. I really didn't look to hard for a frame. Figure I will just fix what I have. DVAP never called me back, gonna try them again today. My son will be making the entire trunk pan. Guess that's why he is at school. The quarters are still on so he hasn't got a good look at the inners but I suspect he doesn't want to mess with the compound curves. Maybe he does, who knows.
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Frame rails cut out. Measured about five times and threw caution to the wind
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Frame rails cut out. Measured about five times and threw caution to the wind
That's all you can do, now tomorrow you'll be saying what the hell was I thinking.

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I'm not worried. I told my son last night after we cut the rails out that I'm pretty sure I care more about this car than the guy that jigged it up in 1966. It will be stronger and straighter than it ever was. I have till April so it's a no hurry deal.
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Doing it that way you can call it a learning experience. There was one a friend had and still might but he's in the Dallas TX area.

Good luck with the project, we never know if things can be done ourselves til we try!

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I'm in se SD. I really didn't look to hard for a frame. Figure I will just fix what I have. DVAP never called me back, gonna try them again today. My son will be making the entire trunk pan. Guess that's why he is at school. The quarters are still on so he hasn't got a good look at the inners but I suspect he doesn't want to mess with the compound curves. Maybe he does, who knows.



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Yea, we are continuing our education for sure. I called around yesterday for new rails. The replacements are probably going to end up being 2x4, 2.5x4.5 doesn't seem readily available. My son has built a new trunk pan himself, told me he wanted to save me that money so I could invest it in a Crites teardrop hood. Seemed like a great idea to me. As soon as I get some time the suspension will get disassembled and the front and rear section of the frame will go in for blasting. Then the real fun begins.
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Yea, we are continuing our education for sure. I called around yesterday for new rails. The replacements are probably going to end up being 2x4, 2.5x4.5 doesn't seem readily available. My son has built a new trunk pan himself, told me he wanted to save me that money so I could invest it in a Crites teardrop hood. Seemed like a great idea to me. As soon as I get some time the suspension will get disassembled and the front and rear section of the frame will go in for blasting. Then the real fun begins.
Hello,

Where did you cut the outer rails on your frame? The reason I ask, I posted a '71 chassis for a friend who just got tired of it and cut it up yesterday. He said he saved the outer rails (should be the same size as '65-'68) but I don't know how much and where he cut them.

It's a shame too, it was a southwest chassis and was in excellent condition.

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Looks like you're building an old school altered wheel base drag car.



I think the 2 x 4 tubing is what is commonly available and seems to be what is typically used. Check out Chris Alston Chassisworks for some inspiration.
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Cut them just behind and in front of the torque boxes. I will grind the welds out and remove the rest. I hope that will open up the inside of the boxes for blasting. It looks like it should. Then prime, deal and paint as I go. I'm not real worried about square or length, that's within my skill set. My only real concern is making sure the front and rear sections are not tipped up or down. Should be able to get it pretty close after I have looked at it a while. That is an area that a jig would be hand. And shipping on those rails would defeat the purpose, I'll just buy new by the foot, but thanks for thinking of me.
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Thanks for the link, wish I could afford one of those.
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Thanks for the link, wish I could afford one of those.

Nah, just build one! I was thinking that it may offer you some ideas, or things to consider, and maybe ways to stiffen and improve the rigidity of yours as you build it back up. I'm looking forward to seeing your frame come back together.

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This is an old thread but may help...

There are some details in there about the frame repair/restoration on a 66 Galaxie.

Read post #9 carefully...

https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/gal...xie-500xl.html

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