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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-04-2002 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Guys:
Does the front valance panel have any spacers or such between it and the center attaching (captured nut at the bottom of the hood release bracket) or spacers between the corner attachments and the fender extension?

The Problem:
With the two ends bolted together, the center bracket attachment deflects the center of the valance down over an inch! My Jim Osborn '69 Body Assembly Manual doesn't show the attaching bolts......... HELP PLEASE!!

Thanks! Ryan

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70SportsRoof
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From: Mesa, AZ...for now....
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-04-2002 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my '70, which is similar, there are no spacers of any kind in the center. The corners bolt right to the fender and the headlight extensions. The only thing i think there are are some brackets from the bottom of the valance to the frame and bumper to valance. Hope some of this helps you a bit.

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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
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posted 04-04-2002 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No spacers, the center bracket is adjustable somewhat up or down. The bottom of the long latch bracket (tang) may have to be bend abit to attach to the bottom of the valance center. For the upper (which I think your talking about) usally needs persuding the valance to attach to the bracket, mine was off about 3/4".
Hope this helps

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-05-2002 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input, Guys!

I've adjusted the center latch bracket (via the slotted attaching bolt holes) at the top of the radiator support up as far as it will go....but it still is pushing down on the valance center - producing a "smile" instead of it being "straight"....... I'm sure I'm missing something, I just can't see what that is. Any other ideas?

Thanks! Ryan

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