Hi Guys, I’m going to have to ask for your patience on this one because I’m 90% positive this could be answered with a search, it’s just that I’m not exactly positive what keywords to search for or even what this thing is "officially" called, so let me explain: I’ve got a comet that is getting converted to full drag car that I want as light as possible. It's caged and I stripped the interior but behind the rear seat is a brace or a bulkhead or… I don’t know what it’s called really, but it’s the metal bracing complex behind the rear seat. So it’s the cross pieces behind the seat, and the back tray that held the old 6x9 speakers, an interior colored finish panel that goes right to the rear window and the under-framing that goes to the trunk hinges and the bracing of those hinges to the wheel tubs. Some parts looked like they bolted in at one time because there are factory looking holes through parts and corresponding holes in the body panels. There are three or four of these per side all empty of bolts but the pieces won’t move. There are some welds that I suspect are not factory even though they are under paint because there have huge weld whiskers from shoddy MIGing sticking out of them and I know it had a rear quarter replaced in the 80s. That’s the situation, now what I want to do is just death-wheel everything out of there and pin the trunk to save weight, however it sure looks like the part of the frame that holds the trunk hinges becomes something important when it goes into the trunk. It seems to be connected to (or rather it seems to “become”) the portion of the body that is between the rear window and the trunk. I used to own a drag comet that had the trunk dzus fastened on but I completely forget how much of that bracing was gone since I bought the car mostly complete and that work was all done. So, I know it can be done, I just don’t know if I should go all caveman on this and rip out everything and hope enough is left to not have a floppy body panel between the trunk and window or if I should selectively keep some bracing. So I figured I’d appeal to the community here to find out what others have experienced. How much of this can safely go?