Radiator support removal and replacement
The radiator support, or "rad support" for short, is the forward-most piece of the Mustang chassis. It's purpose is to hold the radiator and provide something for the hood to rest on, as well as box in the front engine bay. It's connected to the front of the forward aprons on both sides and the front crossmember at the bottom. Good reproductions are out there, and are available attached to a new crossmember as well - which is the piece I purchased for my car.
About 80 spot welds and a dozen or so bead welds are holding this assembly in place. It took me about 25 hours to remove, prep, patch, install, test-fit, and weld in the new assembly over the course of about a week. Overall, I would call this 'much easier' to do than the frame rail assembly.
First, let's look at what we're starting with - way back before any metal work had happened...