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I have rust under the battery tray, a nice hole in there. I just want to weld a patch in there, what you did was the right way to do it, but boy what a pain in the arse job that is.
Yeah it can be a pain but mine wasn't rusty but mangled from a previous fender bender and pounded staight-ish so I decided it was a more complete repair than trying to straighten more and bondo over and refinish, and probably less brain damage in the long run
 
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Nice progress!!
What have you used for the upper reinforcement of the apron?
Bit late to the party, but if you look for the battery support, there's a guy that reproduce them and they are real good (better than the original ones).
 
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I would love to buy a new one if you can get me the information on it please. Mine is solid but bent up pretty good like the front apron panel itself was. Also I cut through it a little when I was cutting out the front apron panel. I was planning on straightening out and welding up but if someone reproduces them and I can get a new one I would prefer that. Thanks
 
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Nice progress!!
What have you used for the upper reinforcement of the apron?
Bit late to the party, but if you look for the battery support, there's a guy that reproduce them and they are real good (better than the original ones).
My upper reinforcement was straight and had no rust so I drilled out the spot welds and transferred it to the new apron.

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PostalDan is the seller's name on E-bay. At the time I needed one, he wasn't active anymore on Ebay. Instead, he was offering them through the Torino registry. I know @baz70 bought one from him not long ago.
Baz70 posted this url on my thread after he bought one


Unfortunately, I can't open that url from here.

For the top one, there is no repro and if the old one is shot, there is no other option than make one with a L shape piece of metal or square tubing, from tower apron till radiator support. I was able to save both mine.
 
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ah you must have posted while i was writing...
Good you have them. They make a huge diff in stiffness.

Good luck with the hole makings for the fenders! I know that was the most boring part to make (and keep in mind the last one radiator side is inverted for the jbolt!)
 
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ah you must have posted while i was writing...
Good you have them. They make a huge diff in stiffness.

Good luck with the hole makings for the fenders! I know that was the most boring part to make (and keep in mind the last one radiator side is inverted for the jbolt!)
Yes thank goodness mine was okay. I tried to open that link and I can't open it from here either. I am not looking forward to making those fender mounting holes.
 

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hello did someone mention me ? ;) I'm still alive, just shamelessly enjoying another car whilst only spending limited time on my 72 resto.... I will get back to it soonm I promise. tpj7q1mach, just saw your message, appears the link is broken, the guy you need to speak to is Dan, I'll message you his email address.
 
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hello did someone mention me ? ;) I'm still alive, just shamelessly enjoying another car whilst only spending limited time on my 72 resto.... I will get back to it soonm I promise. tpj7q1mach, just saw your message, appears the link is broken, the guy you need to speak to is Dan, I'll message you his email address.
Great thank you!
 

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I welded in the the passenger front apron over the weekend. I am not the greatest welder but it turned out okay and I got good penetration so they are strong. I need to work on making them prettier.


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Also cut in the holes for the upper fender mounting bolts

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Now a little skim coat of bondo and some seam sealer and it will be ready for paint.
 
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