Mustang Scott Drake Chrome Export Brace (1965-1970) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Drill & Drill Bits
  • Ratchet & Socket Set
  • Flat Head Screw Driver
  • Spanners
  • Jack & Jack Stands
  • A Helper
Install Difficulty:
  • Moderate
  • Moderate Project
1. To start installing my new Mustang Scott Drake C5ZZ-16A052-C Export Brace, I jacked up the car slightly to take a little bit of the weight off of the ground, yet with the front wheels still touching the ground.
2. I loosened the Mustang fender bolts a little, just to be able to get some additional movement on the shock towers.
3. I took off the bolts that hold the shocks in position, followed by the Mustang shock tower tops and the original export (factory support) bars.
4. I jacked up the car further so that the front wheels were off the ground and placed stands under the Mustang front lower control arm mounting brackets so the shock towers would move outward a bit, allowing for an easier fit.
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
5. With the help of a friend and a little trial and error, we lined up all six bolts with the holes on the Mustang Export Brace, tightened the nuts to hold the export brace onto the shock towers, then lined up two bolts in the correct position on the cowl panel. We tightened all the bolts and nuts firmly on the export brace while the car was still on the stands and then we removed the stands from under the car and placed it on the ground. As you are letting the car down, you will need to guide the shocks through the hole on the shock tower.
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
6. With the car on the ground, we removed the nuts that hold the export brace to the Mustang shock tower, re-fitted the shock tower tops, tightened every nut for the final time and screwed down the shocks to the caps.
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
7. Tighten up all the fender bolts and you've completed the installation of your new Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace.
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image
Mustang Scott Drake Export Brace Install Image