I just scooped a used brace (thanx Nelson) and unfortunately it's a little short. With the brace centered over the intake there's about a 1" gap on each side between the end of the brace and the stringer. In all the pics that I've seen you guys run the brace pretty tight to the stringer; little or no gap.
Can I use the brace, even though it's a bit short, by simply making the angle brackets a bit longer? Or does that somehow defeat the purpose of using a brace at all?