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Removing export braces
#11
I just took mine off of my 73 vert yesterday while on the tires and nothing in a bind. If they are in a bind more than likely your car is bending in the middle due to improper jacking or rust damage making it weak. Never jack the whole front of the car using the front cross member can bend lots of things. If they come off difficult you might want to get your frame checked to see what is up.
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#12
Thank you for your answers.

Just one question: can i move the car in the garage without export braces??? ( just a few meters if needed for example).
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#13
Yes, you will be fine moving it with them off. I would not recommend driving any distances 1km or more in my opinion. I would also not recommend leaving it parked for an extended period with them off. Things tend to sag over time. Look at my waist line Smile

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#14
Ok great!!

Thanks!!
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#15
runninpony 
I installed and removed them without any problems, that is without the engine in the car. I'd like to see a picture of that waste line, LOL

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#16
(07-26-2018, 02:08 PM)Régis Wrote: Ok great!!

Thanks!!

BTW, they are not really called Export Braces. They are shock tower braces. The term Export Brace came from the early mustangs that were built for export and they had a one piece brace that went form one shock tower to firewall and to the other shock tower as one continuous piece. Made a stiffer front end. Holman Moody put them on their racing versions of Falcons and Carol Shelby copied on the Shelby Mustang. The Shelby Mustang modifications were actually a copy of what Holman and Moody had done to the Falcon and Ford gave to Shelby.
Just info, lol.
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#17
Great informations!!

Thank you.

In fact, I remove the" firewall to shock tower braces" to get the engine out of the car.
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