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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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I have a Scott Drake chrome export brace that I would like to install in my 66 Fastback. Does the export brace sit on top of the brackets that currently are on the shock towers, do they get removed prior to installation? I would like to know what would be more "correct". Thanks all this site is a great help!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 12:39 AM
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On mine...I removed the two pieces flimsy pieces that bolt on, and then I cut off the stubs that were spot welded to the shock towers. Having them on there would serve no purpose. Removing them, gives your engine bay a "cleaner" look.

*edit* another reason to remove the pieces welded to the shock tower, is that if you plan to put in a 351W...good luck getting the valve covers off without scratching them. In other words its a tight fit at that point.

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You can do it either way. It looks cleanest if the brackets are removed.

If you decide that separating them from the shop tower is too much work you can leave them but the engine compartment is a bit more cluttered that way.

In any event be sure to remove the part that bolts to the firewall and the center pieces of the existing braces.

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Hi, this isn't the best photo, but this is what the export brace looks like without removing the shock tower brackets. Per the prio post remove the part of the bracket that bolts to the firewall.


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Thanks for the info, but I am not sure that I want to cut anything off of this 39 year old. Being just a few years older, I am not sure that I would like anything cut off either.


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