Haha I did have to bend it in order for the threads to catch. Well I got it mounted in the correct location. Covered up the incorrect holes, but it’s till bugs me that there are more holes than needed under there. I also don’t care for the bowtie logo but oh well. The place I bought it from stated that back in 63 if you wanted an optional side view you probably got it with a bowtie on it....is that true??I have a '70 Nova but my bracket looked just like yours. I had to bend the tab down towards the bracket a little bit (the one without the hole) in order to get the bracket to grab on the mirror. But I see your post was yesterday so if you had to bend yours then you already know it Lol... Oh & if anyone reading this has a '70 Nova I had to drill 1 hole on the passenger side. Drivers side the holes lined up.