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Wooden fence - how should I connect old panels to a new post?

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Wooden fence - how should I connect old panels to a new post?

Hi,

As the attached pictures show, I have repalced a rotten 6x6 post with new one. I removed the old post by simply severing its ties with the panels.
On the other side of the fence is a city link fence and I can't do anything from that side.

How can I make sure that the panels are firmly secured to the post from my side of the fence, without making it look an eyesore? I went to Home Depot but couldn't find anything that will work for me.

Thanks
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Toenail/screw on each side and 2 on the top. Repeat for the bottom rail
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I did see those contraptions at the HD, but I thought, to install them on the post, the panels would have to be moved aside quite a bit.
The other ends of the panels are fixed and they are almost immovable horizontally.

Would I be able to install them without having to take the panels out?

Thanks
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musicgold wrote: I did see those contraptions at the HD, but I thought, to install them on the post, the panels would have to be moved aside quite a bit.
The other ends of the panels are fixed and they are almost immovable horizontally.

Would I be able to install them without having to take the panels out?

Thanks
If it's so tight fitted then yeah have to remove the other side too for brackets.
Just do toenails with nails or structure screws without bracket then, easiest.

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