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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 01-25-2002 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have any of you guys installed the NPD export brace re enforcement piece?
It looks like a piece of angled stock drilled for the 4 holes.
How does it mount?
I would think that the vertical side would go against the firewall, but it doesn't fit.
Any experience here?

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RICKS
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From: Ocala, FL
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-25-2002 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We'll have to get to you on Monday on that. I plead ignorance, it's supposed to mount above the firewall lip with the vertical side flush against the top of the cowl, but... I plopped one on top of my '65 and I can stick my pinkey inbetween the bracket and the cowl. I'll get someone on this and with you on Monday. Thanks!

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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Nashville, TN USA
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posted 01-26-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Is this it?

Tracy

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PonyDoc
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From: Ft. Lauderdale
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 01-26-2002 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A REAL Export brace!! That's the piece. Shelby put it in for ectra reinforcing. i didn't know anyone was reproing these, as if they were hard to make!!

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-27-2002 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my coupe and the convertible I used two pieces of 1 1/4 x 1/8 stock and welded all around including the angled vertical piece. Then drilled and slotted the holes to match the cowl holes. Of course its easier to do before the cars are painted. Then slop in a bunch of seamsealer to make it look good. Thats what Shelby did

Mike

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-27-2002 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like you're on the money, Tracy. Looking at some Shelby pics, and seeing many, they didn't have concours showing in mind!

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-28-2002 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Export brace? Never had a need for one.
Have a nice used one for $25 to a good home though.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 01-28-2002 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Export brace? Never had a need for one.
Have a nice used one for $25 to a good home though.


A real Ford on or a repro?

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 01-30-2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex:
I suspect you must have at least a roll bar installed in MM -- to keep you 'class legal' and to help keep "stuff from twistin' up" during your wheel-standing launches. Do you also have sub-frame connectors under it?

Just Wondering,,, Ryan


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