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Rear Shock Tower Brace 86 convertible - Install pics

 
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86MclarenCapri



Joined: 27 Sep 2015
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Location: Norfolk, VA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Rear Shock Tower Brace 86 convertible - Install pics Reply with quote

So I finally got around to installing a rear shock tower brace in my 86 convertible. I struggled with figuring out how to do it for a long time, but once I pulled the carpet aside in the convertible top bay, It was easy. By that, I mean it was easy to get to but I had to do a LOT of grinding to get it to fit over the ASC bodywork.

I ended up taking a lot of the bottom part of the bracket off, but I plan on welding it in, so it shouldn't be a problem as far as the structure. I will tack the top part of the brackets on, then hammer the bottom parts to conform to the curve of the shock tower. It isn't a very good fit--the instructions make it look perfect, but I'm thinking ASC did some mods to the towers.

I was also worried about how I was going to have to cut the carpet to get it in but that was easy, too. I thought I would have to put the back carpet under the bar and then cut the side pieces. ASC has cardboar backing on the side and bottom of the back carpet piece with a pretty large gap inbetween the cardboard. It easily lays over the bar and it looks like they meant it to be there!

Here are some pics:





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86 Capri Convt Silver/Charcoal/Black
67 Mustang GTA Convt
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4-barrel Mike



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Job

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