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Cut the roof off of any car and you lose a ton of structural rigidity. To compensate, convertibles come from the factory with extra supports and bracing. In fact, the stamping for the floor of a Mustang convertible is almost 2 inches narrower than a fastback because convertibles have these big reinforcing beams that attach to the inside of the rocker panels and span the distance from the front subframe to the rear leaf spring attaching points. The beams needed minor trimming before Recon owner Ray Carmody dropped them in place on the '65.