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What is this brace for?

Morning, football fans!

I've asked this before, but this time I've got pics:

What is this thing for just below the dash? and can I leave it off for a period while I finish my interior?

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not sure what you are try to get us to look at, but there is nothing under the dash which can be removed that is structural, so leave it off as long as you like.

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The brace........probably holds the floorboard.



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Jim, thanks. I don't have photoshop, otherwise I would have placed an arrow to the brace covered with felt.
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This brace is only present on targas and stiffens the body. I would not remove it.

Its no2 in the pic
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Jim, thanks. I don't have photoshop, otherwise I would have placed an arrow to the brace covered with felt.
If you have Windows XP, the Paint program handles .jpegs now. That's all I use.
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Peter, thanks for looking into this. Do you have any more info? Its been off for 2 months while I redo my interior, but the car hasn't moved.
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I thought you mend the part where the blue arrow is pointed to, but you probably talked about the one where the red arrow is pointed to.

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Kees, yep, that one.
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Damn, I guess I don't know enough, I have never owned a Targa so glad someone jumped in.....

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Jim, thanks anyway for your 2 cents....
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I believe it is a brace unique to the targa, personally I wouldn't remove it, the engineers must have put it there for additional strength
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Whoa! What brace? I have an 83 Targa and see no brace on it! Does that thing bolt in, or how do you connect it. I'm stiffening my Targa and this seems to be step #1. Where can I get this brace PO prolly removed the original one.

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Jim, the brace fits right below the dash. It slides into two male ends welded to the body. It probably didn't come with your car, you would know if it did...
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There is no brace on the SC targa model. I stripped my car and there is no brace or brackets for it to mount too.
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Oh oh...Big fight. Brace/no brace. If there is no brace, why does Peterfrans diagram above show one? Could be year specific or only on earlier ones?
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Must be a year thing. As such, Jim no need to worry.
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Oh oh...Big fight. Brace/no brace. If there is no brace, why does Peterfrans diagram above show one? Could be year specific or only on earlier ones?
Jimcry, you are right (only the earlier cars have one)



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Pet only lists them until the 73model.
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