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'67 RS front parking light brackets???
« on: March 02, 2009, 01:43:10 AM »
I am in the middle of my restoration (seems more like the beginning ;)).  I finally got the car out of final paint and am having a great time putting all the goodies back on the car.  My front valance is a '67 RS valance. (looks same as the '68, but no flange to mount the front parkng lights.)  Since this is my first '67 I am taking it slow and learning about the '67 realizing that I am missing the valance brackets.  I found them in many catalogs and even have some original ones available here locally.  My question is...how are they mounted to the valance.  welded?  or just as a backing?  Any ideas on this one? 


At least on my '69 the parking lights were a little easier.  ;D

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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 04:28:25 AM »
put the parking lights in place then install the brackets over the studs of the parking lights from the back and secure them with the nuts. the backets pinch(for lack of a better word) the valance between the body of the lamp and bracket thus securing the assembly. hope this helps

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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 02:37:10 PM »
makes sense..... I think I got it.  ..........light-valance-bracket-nut.  anyone have a pic handy? 

Now for the $64,000.00 question...... did it get body color paint or what color are they supposed to be to be correct? 

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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 04:41:39 PM »
they are 60% gloss black.
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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 07:25:58 PM »
Do you have the '67 Assembly Manual?? (AIM)
Order one if not. It's a must have if your reassembling.

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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 06:37:17 PM »
Yes, I do have the AIM and it is extremly helpful but some of the part shops are showing a different style bracket. More of a L shape. 


I would be lost without the AIM....

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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009, 05:07:56 PM »
Mine are shaped just like the ones in the drawing.
Rick's First-Gen has them but his picture on his web site is a bad angle.
They don't look correct but they are.
They are asymmetrical, left and right, pieces.

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Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets???
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 12:43:48 AM »
i got them and they look close to the originals... thanks.  the catalog pictures don't do them justice. thanks again