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From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-02-2004 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering if '63 Fairlanes origionally came with an export brace? My car doesn't have one, and I was thinking of purchasing the one Crites makes, but I don't know if I even need one for a car used only at the drag strip; do I?. Also, would it be worth my time to make and install a monte-carlo-type bar? Thanks!

Kyle Laramore

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posted 12-04-2004 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve S   Click Here to Email Steve S     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 62-65 Fairlane came with a lame version of an export brace. It was just two peices of pipe with the ends flattened. One end is bolted to the cowl and the other to one of the bolts on the shock tower that bolts the uppper shock mount on. I too am planning to build a monte-carlo bar for my 64.

Steve S 64 Fairlane S/C

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posted 01-03-2005 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve: I used a monte bar for a 66 mustang, I cut it at each end(bout 2" in fronm mount) & slid in a piece of solid stock about 4" long per side, fix it to the bolts in front of your shock towers & adjust it so its centered, mine has the loop aropund the distro, have it spot welded to correct width, remove it for welding & with some good body putty to fill in the seams you would never know it wasn;t factory

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