Tom – Hi, a quick question. Replacing the rear valence will certainly involve a few dozen hours of labour, based on my experience with rebuilding the shell of my Alpine. For the same effort I think you could get the original valence straightened out, as long as there was not any corrosion damage. It’s interesgting how relatively easy the piece could return to its original stamped shape with a bit of hammer and dolly work and perhaps the use of a stud gun for pulling in select spots. Would it be an option?

Gary Corbett