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I just got the brackets from Anton today and ran into problems while installing as they would not fit in correctly. Wondering if anyone else had this problem.

While fitting the brackets, I noticed that when they are fully seated the holes don't line up. Was worse on pass side, but problems on both sides.

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So I compare the two bracket with each other and with the bumper shock and realized that they were not quite symmetric and the hole was not located properly on either one.

Hole is set deeper in on the bracket than on the shock which is why it does not line up with the holes in the body.

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The angles on the bracket are different on each -- note they are off about qtr inch (obscured by the grease)

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And the holes thems are not quite square as you can see the tilt in this pic.

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I'll be contacting Anton, but wanted to see if I was missing something form my end.

Byas

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Cant really give fitament advice but can say Anton is the real deal, if it is a product problem he will make it right for you, I guarantee it

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Guest Anonymous

Do you have contact info for above mentioned brackets?

Thanks...

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Do you have contact info for above mentioned brackets?

Thanks...

Eric Anton: antontr6 at gmail dot com

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I'll be contacting Anton, but wanted to see if I was missing something form my end.

Byas

Thank you for posting this Byas. I purchased a set of brackets as well and in in the process of installing the front end. This will be helpfeul when I get to the rear. The front is working perfectly so far.

We're very fortunate having someone like Eric Anton to cust fab anything like this. Hopefully this will simply provide progress with the kits so Eric will continue to make them for us.

Scott

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Mine didn't line up either; I used a long, fat screwdriver, moved the bracket over, grunted, swore just a little bit, and got the bolts in.

You have to understand that Anton does first rate work; but, he modeled his brackets from his own 38 year old car, for installation on other '74-'76 vintage cars. They all have their peculiarities.

I'm sure that, if you can't get the bolts in, Anton will help you out.

Stu.

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I had similiar issues. Chalked it up to the differences on cars as they age and have various issues. I just slotted the holes on a Bridgeport to put the opening where I needed it to be. It was a very minor change. With old cars nothing is ever a bolt on situation. The parts are really well made and I recommend them to anyone who doesn't want to fabricate their own mounts.

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agree. these are great products. as i had mentioned in my thread, the brackets make a great 80% solution. no two cars are alike at this point and i spent hours aligning the bumpers with shims and a drill to get them straight.

make sure the holes the rear brackets go in are fully cleaned out. there is a lot of gunk in there that may prevent the bracket from going in. and you probably need to grease them a little like the instructions say to get them all the way in so the bolt holes line up. they lined up fine on my 75.

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