Mystery rack brace

72 Pantera 2636 I'm at the end of the tear down and found this modification. (Thankfully the only one) Not sure if it is possible the rack location was tweeked for bump steer?

Can anyone tell me how this brace should be attached ? It seems out of place.
2 holes use rack attachment bolt and the others through the body, 2 holes don't line up with anything. .

A pic of a proper setup be great. Thanks JerrySr

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If your '72 car has the factory '73-up bump-steer shims, Bill Stroppe's neat rack brace will not fit thru the stock holes unless some mods are done. The bump-steer shims fit behind and space the rack fwd/down by about 5/16" so stock length rack-mount bolts won't be safe to use either.

Most simply drill two more holes in the right subframe and use longer bolts to mount the rack, but cutting 5/16" off the shoulders of the rack's top mount allows the brace to fit thru the stock holes using stock bolts. This is a 5-minute milling machine job.
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Originally posted by JerrySr:
72 Pantera 2636 I'm at the end of the tear down and found this modification. (Thankfully the only one) Not sure if it is possible the rack location was tweeked for bump steer?

Can anyone tell me how this brace should be attached ? It seems out of place.
2 holes use rack attachment bolt and the others through the body, 2 holes don't line up with anything. .

A pic of a proper setup be great. Thanks JerrySr


For me it looks like your bracket is twisted,
I cannot see this on the small photo.

please send me a message whit picture to my direct Emaill address , I will take a picture from the bracket on my Pantera.
Simon
simonvels@kpnmail.nl
Thanks for the help. Fyi no bump steer shims under rack. The bracket looks original. It is bent not twisted. Looks like someone used it to pry against (now straightened) attached is the picture.
Thanks Jerry

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Originally posted by Simon:
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Originally posted by JerrySr:
72 Pantera 2636 I'm at the end of the tear down and found this modification. (Thankfully the only one) Not sure if it is possible the rack location was tweeked for bump steer?

Can anyone tell me how this brace should be attached ? It seems out of place.
2 holes use rack attachment bolt and the others through the body, 2 holes don't line up with anything. .

A pic of a proper setup be great. Thanks JerrySr


For me it looks like your bracket is twisted,
I cannot see this on the small photo.

please send me a message whit picture to my direct Emaill address , I will take a picture from the bracket on my Pantera.
Simon
simonvels@kpnmail.nl

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It doesn't have bump steer shims. I looked a little closer and everything looks normal - (bolts have plenty of length )of the except bracket looks out of place. Would an early car be bracketless and it was added

Thanks Jerry

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Originally posted by Bosswrench:
If your '72 car has the factory '73-up bump-steer shims, Bill Stroppe's neat rack brace will not fit thru the stock holes unless some mods are done. The bump-steer shims fit behind and space the rack fwd/down by about 5/16" so stock length rack-mount bolts won't be safe to use either.

Most simply drill two more holes in the right subframe and use longer bolts to mount the rack, but cutting 5/16" off the shoulders of the rack's top mount allows the brace to fit thru the stock holes using stock bolts. This is a 5-minute milling machine job.

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