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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2003, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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I have a GT rear valence with cutouts for twin trumpets.Is it a problem installing the rear bumper guards and brackets with the Gt rear valence? If not,what is the install procedure, can't seem to find any pics in my manuals to assist me.Pictures would be a help, Thank's Alan

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2003, 10:35 AM
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Shouldn't be a problem. Brackets and guards are inboard of the cutouts.

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You will need brackets that fit under rear valance and attach through gas tank rail and taillite panel. just took one apart Sat. Gary

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:00 AM
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Re: Rear Bumper Guards, 1968 GT Convertible.
The bottom of the bumper guard attaches to the bottom of the rear exhaust valance. Does the top of the bumper guard attach through holes in the back trunk panel?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 10:05 PM
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here's 2 pics of mine.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 11:46 PM
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I blogged the rear bumper/valance install. Perhaps I took some pics that will be of some help (although I think, after looking at sixysevengtconv's pics, that I used the wrong type of fasteners on the bottom of the bumper guards).

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Not a problem at all, all the same parts whether its a GT or not... added this to the S convertible by just buying the valence and tips.

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The guards were standard on all 67, even the Shelby. Many 68's came without the front/rear bumper guards, as part of Ford's post-strike cost cutting. Even without the Marti report, it's easy to identify non--guard 68's. The hole for attaching the upper bolt to the taillight panel is not punched.

I see a lot of cars with the wrong bolt at the bottom. The photo on the above post is correct, with the big Phillips head.

Here's a look at the exposed brackets-

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