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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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68, reproduction valence. Have the correct hardware. Has screw attached to valence that sticks into hold in lower quarter panel/trunk dropoff. How do you put nut on that screw? Is my dropoff missing an access hole in correct position? Am I missing something that I should be using? How do I keep the valence tight at bottom?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 07:27 PM
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the valance has screws that hold the top
the screws that stick out the ends should go through a hole in your 1/4 panel and the nut goes on from the inside of the trunk
(you have to almost stand on your head to do it)
the bottom will wobble a bit unless you have bumper guards or at least the brackets for them with screws run through them

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At the outer rear corners the bolt should have a flat "flange" that slots into a hole in the valence. Bolt points toward the car. The nut is attached to the bolt from the inside of the drop off. Should be hole there for the bolt to poke through.

Kinda the reverse of the front nut/bolt/clip that holds the rocker molding to the fender.

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Dan, Good info from these other guys. But note,I had to purchase 3 repro valances before finding one that came close to fitting correctley.(NPD). And I still had to remove the flanges and relocate them because nothing lined up. You may have to do the same. Good luck. Nicholas

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The repop 67-68 rear valences are about 3/8" - 1/2" too narrow. Very difficult to get them to fit properly.

I took an original valence down to the Mustang parts place and compared them myself.

My body guy asked if I was going to use a repop rear valence because if I was he was going to position the rear quarters closer together to make up the gap!

AFAIK they are all like this.

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I had this problem 20 years ago with the early repro parts. I went to a wrecking yard and found a straight used part. Stripped the part, primed and installed prior to the full paint job.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 11:24 AM
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Any chance you could just use a welder to add some metal to the edges of the valance, grind it down to make it smooth, then paint it?

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