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Dan,

Don't mind me, just working towards my goal of 4000 posts!

They do make the "toe boards" for these cars. This is the metal that goes up the floorboard a bit. But if you need only small patches, good flat sheet metal can be trimmed and massaged into place as well. Get a plastic body hammer (Harbor freight has them - cheap) and when you tack a spot, use the hammer to massage the metal between welds to get the metal to shape. Trying to do this with the metal flopping around is near to fruitless. Tack, hammer, tack, hammer. You can flow a flat sheet into the shape you need that way.

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Thanks for all the great help Roger! I'll look at the car again and try and decide how much metal I'll need. Do you know what gauge of metal was most often used in those cars?

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Hi Dan,
I'm just catching up here and really enjoyed the story. Looks like if I was in town we'd almost be neighbors. I think we're all excited to follow another falcon restoration. I look forward to checking out more of your drop box pics. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks for all the great help Roger! I'll look at the car again and try and decide how much metal I'll need. Do you know what gauge of metal was most often used in those cars?

Dan
Dan, I don't know the gauge, but most of the re-pop panels are thinner than the original. Just be sure not to go too thick that you can't work the material.
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