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Old 02-03-2005, 02:32 AM   #21
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Ok, the pic is coming, we'll see who gets it here first. It'* a race.

The tie points are the fender bolts approx 17" down from the centerline of the stock STB bar......not the front corner bolts, but the next one up. That point is shown on the workplane, as well as the ones in the corners for reference (intersecting lines).

The workplane I left on is accurate underhood dimensions.
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Ok, 95 beats the freak 2 to 1! LMFAO!

Get the idea? There'll be rod ends on the open ends of the new bars, tied to the UNDERside of those bolts. From that point also is a small angle bracket that turns the corner under the lip of the fender so that it'* supported on 2 faces.
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no way! lol i had 2 pics working b4 you had ur 1 up lol
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So pick it apart. I just modeled this from my old sketches from way back when
Hector and I were talking about this. What do you like or dislike?
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ok, but is the coolant tank in the way on the passenger side?
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Yours might be slightly different than mine.....keep that in mind. It looks like it just clears my fat alternator, and has no problem with the coolant tank. I laid a tap measure across the path of each bar. On the other side, it just clears my power steering reservior (mine is in a different location than yours).

Remember, these attach ONE BOLT towards the passenger cabin from the LAST bolt out by the headlights. Fender lip bolts.
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no way! lol i had 2 pics working b4 you had ur 1 up lol
yeah, i didint rename his file, and photobucket didnt like the .bmp...

you win technically, but im still cooler

anywho...cool design..looks like it would really strengthen a lot...

id CHROME it....
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