APRONS? What are the aprons

damage

#1

have a 2001 Ford mustang GT and have been told " has frame damage - both aprons damaged" Does this mean it has been in wreck, or lowered. HELP


#2

Wrecked. In unibody cars, the aprons (which are areas under the doorsills) are part of the frames.

Sorry.


#3

thanks the car looks great, but it really is wrecked isnt?


#4

{Removed comment. Learned where a car’s aprons really are.]


#5

The “apron” of the car are the inner fender areas under the hood. Your vehicle has a front apron(area from the core support to the strut tower) and a rear apron (area from the strut tower to the firewall), and a strut tower (area where the strut bolts. These 3 pieces weld together to form one side of the engine compartment.
~Michael


#6

Dartman may be right about this. I’d suggest that you ask the guy who made the comment. Ask hom to show you if he can.


#7

Here is a picture that will help you understand what an apron is.
~Michael


#8

Cool. Thanks. Although I realize the OP is the important one for the info.
It had to have been a crash. The guy should have showed the OP what he was alluding to.


#9

Mountainbike:
I am glad you found the info usefull. I agree the the guy should have shown the OP the specific area of damage. The vehicle was obviously involved in a front end collision that resulted in damage to the frame rails and at least the front aprons. I would be interested in knowing the extent of the damage. IE: was the core support repaired or replaced, was the strut tower damaged, suspension damage, did the airbags deploy, etc… Questions we will probably never know the answers to.
~Michael


#10

I’ve learned something. It is a good day.


#11

thank you gentlemen! you made me understand these things. I even looked online for a picture of this and could not find it. I am not sure if we really will ever know the answer to all these questions, but it would be better to pass on this car. I appreciate the information. I posted another body quesiton in regards to a conversion van, maybe you can help I would appreciate it. I have to make decisions on these cars and don’t often trust what I am being told. Take a look “rocker panel”