Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes GT 1965-1966

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Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes GT 1965-1966
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Product Description

GT Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes for 1965-1966 Mustangs.

If your classic 1965-1966 Mustang needs some body work, why not take the time and up the style with this GT Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes , now available from CJ Pony Parts!

Features and Benefits:
- GT-Style
- Simple Bolt-On Mounting Process
- Proper Factory Holes for Perfect Fitment
- Heavy Gauge Stamped Steel Construction

This GT-style valance is constructed from heavy gauge stamped steel and features correct factory holes for backup lights and standard dual exhaust tips. The rear valance is located below the rear bumper and bolts to the rear of both quarter panels--this valance will fit on any style Mustang from the 1965-66 model year. The easy bolt-on installation will leave you wondering why you haven't updated your pony sooner!

Please Note: Rear valance hardware mounting kit (HW491) is sold separately. This valance has holes to allow for GT-correct backup lights.

Whether you’re looking for an exterior mirror, wheels and tires, headlights and taillights or a set of interior upholstery, CJ’s has the parts you need to complete your classic Mustang restoration with ease! CJ’s has the parts you need to bring your early model Mustang build back to life--browse our huge selection of restoration parts for your pony today!

Order a new GT Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes for your 1965-1966 Mustang today from CJ Pony Parts!

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Installation Instructions


Difficulty: Moderate

Mustang Applications

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

Product Reviews

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Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes GT 1965-1966 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality! Amazing look and fit very well surprisingly. All the screw holes fit nicely and makes my 65 coupe look 100 times better. Definitely recommend this product of you need a new valence.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fit! I was very pleased with the quality and fit. Love that CJ Pony Parts free shipping!
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality I bought this parts a few months ago,because I was need changemy old valance rear
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from lowsey fit The lower bolt tabs were to narrow to fit past the pinch weld on either side. the overall width is short of the lower fenders. this is not even close to factory specks.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not fit! I had the same experience as another review did with the lower brackets not lining up with the holes and being too narrow to clear the pinch welds. Very poor fit!
Date published: 2015-06-12
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Product Questions


Asked by: SPROCKET
The part you are looking for is the rear trunk brace, the coupe/fastback is different than the convertible.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2016-12-09

will the gt rear valence fit a regular 65 coupe are they the same as far as bolt pattern

Asked by: javi
It fits all 1965-1966 Mustangs, so it should fit your coupe without issue. I'd recommend watching the installation video on our Forgotten Fastback, which is right on the part page, where Bill walks you through the whole process.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2016-06-07

Will a GT rear valence directly replace a valence on a non-GT car? Or does it require body work to make it fit?

Asked by: Dfrank770
I would encourage you to watch the installation video. The fastback in the video was not a GT and Bill walks you through the process pretty thoroughly.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2016-06-07
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Product Video

Rear Valance With Backup Light Holes GT 1965-1966 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: In the last couple installments of our Forgotten Fastback restoration, we undercoated and seem sealed the chassis, and we also installed new disc brakes and a brand new front suspension. Now we're not going to need our rotisserie any longer, we removed the brackets and we can finish off the bodywork by installing the front and the rear valance. For the front, I'm going to go with the original valance, which is in good shape and we like to save original metal whenever possible. For the rear we're going to work with the GT style valance with the trumpets and the backup lights.

Getting the car off the ground will make the installation easier, but it is not required. You will need a 3/8 ratchet, long extension, 3/8 socket, 7/16 socket, 1/2 inch socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, electrical tape and safety glasses. This is our front valance hardware kit. The larger bolts and larger u-nuts are going to go on the sides and the bottom of the valance, while the small ones are going to go on the top. Four of the u-nuts have to be mounted itself, the rest of them all get mounted to the body of the car.

The u-nuts install over these tabs, there is going to be two on each side. Now we're going to install the rest of the u- nuts on the body of the car. The two larger ones will go on the bottom here at the radiator support; the four smaller ones are going to attach to our stone guard. Make sure you install these with the u-nut facing up since the bolt's going to come up from the bottom. Now we're ready to hang our valance. We're going to start with the two center ones here. Just get them tight enough to hold it in place. I'll move to the outside ones. Now we'll do the two outside ends and now the two lowers. Now we're going to tighten everything up in the opposite direction we installed it. The installation's finish and we're ready to move onto the rear valance.

Now we're ready to prepare our rear valance for installation. The rear valance you're going to install eleven screws across the top and then two studs to mount in these brackets at the bottom here. The mounting studs install for this bracket from the bottom. This stud is squared out, so it'll slide it over into place here. If you have a welder at this point, a small tack right here will make your life a lot easier to keep this stud in place. If not, it'll fall out pretty easily. In our case, we'll use a little bit of electrical tape just to hold it in place until we get it up in the car. If you replace the taillight panel on your Mustang, you're not going to have the holes here for the rear valance. In that case, you want to start with the two outside ends and then figure out where your holes are going to be drilled.

There's a slotted opening on the bottom of each corner, that's where your studs are going to go up through. I want to install one screw in the center to hold it in place. When holding it in place, you want to make sure that the stud is fully pulled through the corner and installed the supplied washer and nut. You need to decide if it's a little bit easier to put a screwdriver underneath the stud. That'll help you keep pressure on it while you line it up and push it through. Now we're going to install the other ten screws. Again, if you replace your taillight panel, you have to actually drill these holes out before you put the screws in.

While the front valance has been pretty much standard, the rear valance has a few different options. In our case, we want the GT cutouts for the trumpets as well as the backup lights. The rear valance is available with or without the trumpet cutout as well as with or without backup lights. Installation for both the front and rear valance should take you between an hour and a half to two hours total. To follow along on the restoration of Forgotten Fastback and for more install videos, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel.