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Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« on: February 09, 2020, 01:41:06 PM »
Fitting my rear valance to the quarter, if I align it so it looks good from the outside, the 2 holes on the flange are off about 1/2". Pict 1 and 2.
If I align the holes, it looks bad from the outside. Pict 3 and 4.
I though at least AMD parts would fit with each other...
Do I really have to cut and move the flange?

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Re: Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 01:42:57 PM »
 :'( looks like your only option at this point  :headbang:
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 01:53:49 PM »
Super easy to fix though.
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Re: Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2020, 02:14:44 PM »
Super easy to fix though.

Yep, but I bought a new valance just because my old one did not have any flanges at all, I could just have made new ones and save some cash...
Not sure if I'm liking AMD so much now. Nothing seem to fit well.

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Re: Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 02:20:41 PM »
I had the same problem. Took a die grinder and elongated the holes. Never see it when itís bolted on. You would think it should fit without having to play with it.

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 02:32:34 PM »
I had the same problem. Took a die grinder and elongated the holes. Never see it when itís bolted on. You would think it should fit without having to play with it.

Yeah, I can understand fitment issues on the car, since Chrysler specs are made by drunk monkeys.
But AMD to AMD pieces should fit together, in this case they did not.

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Re: Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 02:58:15 PM »
Did you having to cut out/shorten the trunk floor drop off's have something to do with this?  :thinking: Is that the same holes to fit the valance? Maybe it's the quarters that are the original issue?  :notsure:

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 01:16:03 AM »
Did you having to cut out/shorten the trunk floor drop off's have something to do with this?  :thinking: Is that the same holes to fit the valance? Maybe it's the quarters that are the original issue?  :notsure:

Quarter and trunk floor extension fits together. (I did have to cut it, but not in this area). Just the valance flange that is off. The trunk floor extension is not included in the pictures.

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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 05:18:51 AM »
My AMD rear valiance wasn't nice either, not to mention the license plate bracket was spot welded on about a 10 degree angle
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Re: Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 06:29:27 AM »
I didn't have problems with the flange but the shape at the quarter panels were off by quite a bit. I had to bang it into shape to make it fit but it does fit nicely now. It beats the rusted dented piece of metal noodle that I took off. These pictures were taken pretty far into the process but the first picture shows how it had a gap in the middle. The second one shows how I banged it into shape. I also removed the bumperette slots. This is on a '72 Challenger.

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 07:20:25 AM »
@rhamson, shape of mine is pretty good, can be perfect with some small hammer work.
That bolt in the corner of the valance, what is it attached to?

I mailed AMD to see what they recommend for the issue.

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 07:24:28 AM »
I see now, the quarter has a flange and a hole for that bolt, way off on mine...  of course.

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Re: Rear Valance fit (AMD)
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2020, 10:10:27 AM »
I cut and moved the flanges on the AMD quarters for my 70 Challenger. Easy. Canít even tell it was done. It does seem odd though.
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