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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-18-2017, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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My MC bar doesn't fit

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Can you guys see this pic? My new MC bar is 40.25 inches wide, but my fenders are 40 inches apart. 40 inches is correct on a 66, right? I just want to make sure before I return it.

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your shock towers probably moved in a tad.

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Jack it up so both front wheels are off ground hanging free. Should slip in

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Jack it up so both front wheels are off ground hanging free. Should slip in

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jack it up by the crossmember under the radiator or under the front frame rails?

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Do you have an export brace? You should aDD that at the same time. Your car will be better afterwards, promise.
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Can you guys see this pic? My new MC bar is 40.25 inches wide, but my fenders are 40 inches apart. 40 inches is correct on a 66, right? I just want to make sure before I return it.
My 65 measures 40.25.
I will say this, I have 3 or 4 monte carlo bars and they're all different lengths.
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Do you have an export brace? You should aDD that at the same time. Your car will be better afterwards, promise.
And might as well do the Arning drop while you are at it (if you haven't already done so).

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It's a common problem.

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I had one bar from CJ that was so bad I think the only way it would have fit is if my car had been in a serious front end accident and never repaired. Both apron brackets were at different angles. I sent it back and bought one from Tony Branda. I don't have it in yet but at least the brackets are at the same angles and it does slip in with no issues.

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Can you guys see this pic? My new MC bar is 40.25 inches wide, but my fenders are 40 inches apart. 40 inches is correct on a 66, right? I just want to make sure before I return it.
Pic no worky , try this


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