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Hi all, Im new here and I was wondering a few things aout my galaxie. I have a 1966 frd galaxie 4 door and i was wondering if that has a full fram or is it a unibody? also if it is a full frame how hard would it be to fix a small section right under the passenger side front door?
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its a full frame, and these are prone to rot from inside out...I spent about a year under mine. Hopefully yours is nowhere near as bad as mine was. I did see some pics where a frame shop dropped the frame straight down to replace the siderail, but looked difficult- somehow they dropped the entire frame straight down with front clip still attached to the body- looked easy to bend something...lots of stands. I'll try and find a pic of that guys car, not sure if on this computer. you *might* get a frame shop to patch whats there without removing body, but I doubt it these days...if it ever broke they could be liable...patching from bottom dont allow much strength. I honestly dont know if frame guys will even weld on a frame anymore...best bet would probably be getting a rustfree frame from out west and swapping out- just be sure donor frame is clean.

heres some pics of the mess I had a while back...anyone in their right mind woulda scrapped it...

holey frames batman!



heres the part I kept:



rebuilt- side rails from 2x4x.25 wall tubing, rear arches and torque boxes fabbed from almost a full sheet of 3/16...




or if youre bored the long storys here:
http://hometown.aol.com/ford4v429/gal1.html
 

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What year frames will work with my 66 4 door, does anyone know where to get one?
Thanks for the help so far
 
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