How-To: Ford Battery-Apron Replacement
7 This is the hole after...
7 This is the hole after cutting. Don't panic! It will look much better when we're finished.
8 The huge inner-fender apron...
8 The huge inner-fender apron has to be cut down to size for proper fitment into the existing apron.
Scott Robinson of the Northwest...
Scott Robinson of the Northwest Pony Shoppe marks the new apron with chalk, then cuts it down to size.
9 Scott fits the apron in...
9 Scott fits the apron in place in order to mark the perimeter for trimming.
10 With the new inner-fender...
10 With the new inner-fender patch positioned correctly, Scott marks the perimeter with chalk for cutting and trimming.
11 The inner-fender patch...
11 The inner-fender patch has been trimmed and fitted. Next, weld the patch in place. We're using a small, 110-volt wire feed welder from The Eastwood Company.
12 The welds are ground smooth...
12 The welds are ground smooth in preparation for filling, priming, and painting.
13 Body filler is used around...
13 Body filler is used around the edges to fill imperfections. It will be sanded smooth, then primed with a self-etching primer/sealer.
14 Primer and satin black...
14 Primer and satin black paint are applied to finish the job. Installation of the battery tray is all that's left.
Mustangs Plus, Dept. MM
2353 N. Wilson Way
Northwest Pony Shoppe, Dept. MM
19517 131st Dr. S.E.