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Zach24 09-23-2013 07:12 PM

66 mustang eleanor front end help
Okay so i have a 66 mustang and im doing a eleanor front end do i have to get aftermarket fenders? My front end is not lining up right with them

ajzride 09-23-2013 07:44 PM

Where did you the front end from? They are all a little different.

Zach24 09-23-2013 09:17 PM

Ebay they are good quality paid $600 for upper and lower with shipping just don't know if i have to get the fiberglass fenders i will try to take pictures of what exactly im talking about

ajzride 09-23-2013 09:57 PM

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Paste a link or a picture of the piece. You need a nose designed specifically for a 65/66, if you bought a unit designed for a 67/68 it will not work.

To my knowledge mine is the only 65/66 that uses a longer hood. Notice how the backside where the headlights mount is square, and not slanted like a 67.

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Cobra6 09-23-2013 10:43 PM

If you got the correct kit for a '66 you should not have to modify or change the fenders.

Zach24 09-24-2013 12:10 PM

Eleanor nose

Zach24 09-24-2013 12:15 PM

No the parts i got are for the 66 mustang

ajzride 09-24-2013 12:29 PM

Okay, you have the right part, and you should not need new fenders. What type issues are you having with fitment. Perhaps some pictures of what is not lining up?

My advice would be to loosen all the bolts on the fenders except the very back one, this way you can adjust the fenders wider or narrower to line up as best as possible with the upper nose. Here is a link to where I went about fitting mine up:

Zach24 09-25-2013 03:19 PM

im having fitment issues where the original valence would bolt up in the front of the fenders it seems as if the nose is shaped different where it bolts but i will try to loosen the fenders and try fitment, im not sure on how to upload pictures quite yet

ajzride 09-25-2013 04:23 PM

Fiberglass is notorious for bad fit, even good fiberglass. Figure the pictures out, someone can show you what to bend/grind/etc to get it working.

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