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Old 09-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a pic of the mounting holes on your original 65-66 firewall

Where the parking brake mounts. Better yet, see if the mounting holes on the firewall are not correct as compared to the firewall offered on CJ's

Mustang Firewall Assembly 1965-1966 | CJ Pony Parts
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So, from what 22GT said it seems that the emergency brake mounting holes are incorrect on all current repop firewalls
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Shelby Drop done
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Caper. Just what I wanted to see. Mine looks like this. Notice a difference?

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Replace Full floor pan
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Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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Sure do, the mounting holes on the original are on the upper side of the bend while the repo is on the lower side.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I was referring to the ways the position of the mounting holes. In the original the top is at 2 and the bottom at 8. In the repop the top is at 10 and the bottom at 4
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Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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Yes sir I see what you mean
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Have spoken with Steve at CJ's and he verified with an original in stock that the holes in the repops are messed up. He is getting with the supplier to get the issue resolved...
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Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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So, since this appears to be an industry-wide issue (i.e., all current firewalls sold have the incorrect holes for mounting the emergency brake), I am left with modifying the firewall so that I can mount the emergency brake.

Any suggestions on how others have done this?
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Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd make a cardboard template from the original with reference points at the steering column and brake cable opening.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Will do. Thanks.
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Replace Full floor pan
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Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's what I've done also.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice idea for the jig
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