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MustangChris

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monte carlo bar
« on: December 16, 2008, 06:59:02 PM »
hi guys,
need help i tride to fit a curved monte carlo bar on my 67 ,but could not push the bar down enough to line up with the holes,the bar seems to be about half an inch to long.i tride bending the end brackets,but made no diffrence,the monte carlo bar is for a 67/68 model, any ideas? cheers    mustangchris. >:(

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 07:07:01 PM »
You got a common problem there. Jack up the front of the car on both sides and take some weight off the front end. This will cause the fender aprons to sag. The bar should slide in a bit easier. I do not recomend drilling the four additional holes if you intend to show the car. If you got a daily drive, drill away. Also use 5/16-18 bolts without any washers at the head as they may hit the hood. Do you have or are you considering an export brace?
Jim

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 07:26:28 PM »
hi jim,
i am considering an export brace in the near future ,
      thanks for your advice jim.  chris. :)

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 09:17:51 PM »
hi guys,
need help i tride to fit a curved monte carlo bar on my 67 ,but could not push the bar down enough to line up with the holes,the bar seems to be about half an inch to long.i tride bending the end brackets,but made no diffrence,the monte carlo bar is for a 67/68 model, any ideas? cheers    mustangchris. >:(
hi jim,
i am considering an export brace in the near future ,
      thanks for your advice jim.  chris. :)
I didn't have a problem putting in my export brace and montecarlo bar.  But yes, there have been a ton of reports of guys who have had that prroblem.  Just jack up the front and let her sag for a few days, then try it again. 

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 02:18:05 AM »
mine dropped right in too, but depending on the cars life etc will make the difference in having fitment problems, it could have been in a minor fender bender 40yrs ago you never know

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 09:38:59 AM »
Hope you have it in already, mine was difficult, but like everyone says jack it up, use a big crow bar, a block of hard wood and a sledge hammer (the bigger the better) :)

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 04:53:49 PM »
After you get the monte on you are going to have to add two bolts on the top part of the fender.  Be sure you use grade 8 bolts.  And, after you get the monte and the export on you will immediately notice a stiffening up of the front end.  It'll put a smile on your face. 

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 06:19:32 PM »
           


      thanks for the info guys.
                                       mustangchris. uk ;D

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008, 02:23:51 AM »
Where in the UK are you from Chris? 

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2008, 06:56:05 PM »

   am from a town called south croydon surrey which is in south london. 8)mustangchris.

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Re: monte carlo bar
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2008, 07:19:44 PM »

   am from a town called south croydon surrey which is in south london. 8)mustangchris.
I have been to Britain more than a few times, and one time was especially fun.  We spent the 2000 new year's eve in London.  Man, the natives were wild.  No Taxis, no underground railroad, etc.  We had to walk our asses off.   ;D

 

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