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1973 Challenger rear stone deflector bracket

lucastirrell

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Hi All,

Looking to track these down. Any suggestions on where I might find a pair?

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What year car and what year is that picture for ?
They are not all the same.
The standard valance ( lower picture) didn't always use any seperate braces like the Ralley ones did.
The Rallye type (top picture) needed the extra brackets because the tip cut outs made the panel more flexible.
These pictures are of the backside of the valence.
As you can see, the support brackets are attached to the valence panel.
These pictures are for 72-74 Challenger.
The 70-71 panels had different supports

dodge challenger rear valence with holes.jpg


standard rea challenger valence.jpg
 
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Good question. it's a service manual from '73. Maybe it's not quite accurate for my car? I definitely have some sort of mounting brackets missing. Here's the cover form the manual.

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I searched a 1971 Factory Setrvice Manual and found the exact, same illustration and its #PY-678.
So that picture is not actually for the 1973, but a generic diagram for installation purposes.
 

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It looks to me like the supports are already on yours. Yours looks exactly like the rear valance (stone deflector) on both of my 71 Challengers.
Terry W.
 

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That makes sense! I guess someone put this one on with the 71 style exhaust tips? Probably gonna have to fabricate something because the valance doesn’t match up so there’s no support across middle at all.
 
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