Scott Drake Monte Carlo Bar Straight Black Mustang 1965-1966

Scott Drake:
C5ZZ-16A052-ARB
Rating:
93% of 100

Highlights

  • Premium-Quality Bar
  • Stop Shock Tower Flex
  • Maintain Wheel Alignment
  • Prevent Shock Tower Crack
MSRP $22.25
$20.03
You save 10%

Scott Drake Straight Black Monte Carlo Bar for 1965 and 1966 Mustangs.

This premium-quality Scott Drake Straight Black Monte Carlo Bar (C5ZZ-16A052-ARB) was originally developed by Carroll Shelby to stop shock tower flex and maintain proper wheel alignment during hard cornering. This extra support also helps prevent shock tower stress cracks. Copied from the original design, Scott Drake's bars feature a new thicker diameter tube and improved fender brackets. This beautiful reproduction bar features stamped square holes in the top of each fender bracket to allow for the use of lower profile carriage bolts as well as a sleek black finish. Since Scott Drake designed this OEM-style reproduction bar to be a direct fit, no other modifications are necessary during install. 

Features and Benefits:
- Premium-Quality
- Stops Shock Tower Flex
- Maintains Proper Wheel Alignment
- No Modifications Required

Vehicle Fitment:
- 1965-1966 Mustangs

Additional Notes:
- Mounting hardware (HW2911) is sold separately.
- For 1965-1966 convertibles, you must remove the factory tubular engine compartment bracing. 
- If you need extra room for an upgraded air cleaner or distributor, consider a curved Monte Carlo bar instead of this standard straight one.

California Residents: Proposition 65 Warning

Installation Difficulty

Easy
Easy

Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Today we're going to take a closer look at the Monte Carlo Bars from Scott Drake. The Monte Carlo Bar is going to mount between your shock towers designed to stiffen up the front end of your Mustang. Here we have a Scott Drake Monte Carlo Bar in chrome finish. It's also available in a stainless steel, and they do offer a black as well. For comparison's sake, we have a generic black one in the back here.

Looking at the flange on the outside, you can see how this is flat where it's going to mount on top of your shock tower. Where the aftermarket one has a curve to it, isn't going to sit flat without forcing it into place. It's also longer than the Scott Drake pieces again making for a difficult fitment. Taking a closer look, again you can see how the Drake version's flat, versus the bent edge on the reproduction. It also has a proper style hole versus a generic round hole. Taking a closer look at where the bar meets the bracket, see how smoothly and cleanly the Drake versions is, versus how spotty the welding is on the reproduction.

Another really noticeable difference is the weight of the bar itself. The Scott Drake's got a nice heavy weight to it. The standard reproduction is probably half the weight; really, really light. For a part designed to stiffen up your chassis you're definitely going to want a heavier piece up front. The Monte Carlo Bar is an excellent way to stiffen up the front end of your Mustang. It's going to mount to three factory holes on each side or require a fourth hole to be drilled for mounting.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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