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I mounted my export brace last night. All 10 bolt holes lined up. What are the odds. I admit I had to stick a Phillips screw driver in one of the fire wall holes move it 1/3 of a hole to get the back bolts in...but compared to the trauma everyone else seems to experience on this, it was nothing. The weird thing is I JUST KNEW this was going to be a PIA and take forever, and it was super easy. Every other job I've done on my car has been 4 times as hard and twice as expensive as I thought it would be.

This was definitely a first. Easy and no extra money.


'65 Convertible (with many mods.)
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I guess you're lucky that the unibody isn't badly tweeked.

You can do anything you want to......ONCE!
aka "my 66 coupe"

Hale Boppe comet shot off my roof. See you can use 100 iso at night with no flash!
Thats what happens when you live right, eat your spinach and love your Mom..*LOL*

'59 T-Bird..[color:blue]'70 Mustang Convert</font color=blue>...[color:green]'72 Mach One</font color=green>
The Black Bird At 42,she's the oldest in my Ford stable
Better look out for the next 2 or 3 things you are going to do.



A bad day working on the stang is better than a good day at work!
What header will be used w/AFR 165s? Your website doesn't mention header manufacturer or type (shorty, Tri-Y or long tube).

"What we have here is--failure to communicate."

'67 GTA (clone) coupe soon to be 5.0L w/Edelbrock 1406
So I guess you won't want to buy the ShanMan Spreader Bar Especial (SSBE) now huh? See, the window for millionairehood is so very small. Wait, I's the ticket! CHA-CHING!!!

Glad to hear it went well. All my bolts were off about 1/2" in all the usual directions. Hey, maybe I should buy that spreader bar thingy...........jus kiddin'!

Shannon a.k.a. The ShanMan! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
66' Vintage Burgundy C-code coupe
Headers are the major "skimp" section of this project. I bought a set of long tube headers 2 or 3 years ago that were supposedly off of a '65 mustang. I cleaned them up and painted them and stuck them in the rafters of the barn. I know headers are cheap, but if I got new ones I'd certainly go for jet hot coated or maybe even nickel plated the cost could be as high as $600. Rather than take that on right now, I'm going to try to use these no name least for a year or two. Here's what the passenger side looks like:

The driver's side is two pieces bolted together at a flange. I've never seen another header like it. Supposedly it was done that way to make it easier to install around the clutch linkage on a manual car. I don't know. I'll give them a shot and see how they do.


'65 Convertible (with many mods.)
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Mine bolted right back on as well. I guessed that was because the car had been sitting on jackstands since early December! *G*

Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat
See!! Beer and loud music really do help.
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