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Old 11-19-2001, 16:44   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like to install back-up lights in the rear valance of my 64 1/2 convertible. Problem is I don't have a pattern for the holes AND I'm afraid of screwing up my paint. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to proceed?
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Old 11-19-2001, 19:50   #2 (permalink)
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Are you talking about putting in factory style ones. If you have gotten ones then you could use the back to cut out a pattern from card board. Then use the card board pattern to mark you valiance. Then carefully cut.
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Bob: So now I've got a pattern for the holes. How do I place it on the valance in the proper position? BTW, yes, they will be factory B/U lights.
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I wish I still had my 66. Can someone measure their back up lights on a 64 1/2 - 66, the distance from the side, top, and bottom of the valance for Superdave? :s5

I believe they are about an inch from the bottom and based on this pick I pulled off the internet. It looks like the inside edge is lined up with the bolts on the rear bumper.
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Bob: Thanks for the reply and the pic. I've heard that Mustang Monthly published a template for the B/U lite holes. I'm going to try to locate it. If I can't, I will find a new valance with holes and make a template. That is probably the most accurate way to approach the problem Thanks for your help!
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damn, i have an unpainted GT rear valance just sitting up in my garage.

dave, i will try to get some measurements for you. i'm not too good about putting templates together, otherwise i'd offer.
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WAIT A SECOND!

is that captain chaos?
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Old 11-20-2001, 21:59   #8 (permalink)
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You are awefully brave!!! Cutting on finish painted panels, I am not nearly that brave!!!:s6: :s6: :s6: :s6:
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Chaos it is!!!!
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