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Old 06-11-2019, 12:47 AM
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Second attempt to align rear bar.

This time without rear valence etc I addjusted the two inner bar mounts so they were parallel. This brought one side of the taillight panel in slightly and moved the other side out.

This gave me a good starting point.

I also went to 1mm thick rubber on each of the bumper mounts to protect the paint (previously it was 1.5mm.





Alignment was good.











Ran the long level along and all looked good.

Test fitted the rear valence with 2 bolts to see how it then fitted.

















To get it to fit nicely I ended up opening up some of the fibreglass holes slightly to ensure bolts did not tough at all as well as elongate most of the bar holes to give me enough movement to get it all where i wanted it.

I also added some shims behind the two centre bar brackets so it sits flush on the glass with no bending pressure.

The side bolts have a 2.5" wide aluminium plate behind them to spread the load of the bolt when tightened as well.

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Old 06-11-2019, 12:50 AM
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Once I get the car all fitted I will pull the bars and get them re chromed.

Hopefully they will then just bolt up in place nicely
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The rubber shims are great option for conserving the paint on the car. I also used them and they do their job nicely.
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Spent some more time today and did a bit more adjustment as well as fitted up valence, exhaust trim etc.









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Wow, nice work!
Very clean
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