I'm installing an export brace in my 65 coupe. However, I've run into a problem I've never experienced or read about. Normally, the shock towers need to be spread apart as they sag inwards over time (1/4" to even 1/2" is common). On my car, the export brace fits great at the cowl and it's very close on the passenger shock tower. However, it's 1/4" out on the driver's side.
Upon closer examination the brace itself is a 1/4" longer on the driver's side than it is the passenger side. It's a good quality brace (the Scott Drake brace modelled on the Ford blueprints). Has anyone seen something like this before? I thought the brace was supposed to be symmetrical with each "arm" of the brace being the exact same length. Has anyone experienced this before?