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DAVEN1256
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« on: November 11, 2013, 09:09:42 AM »

Does anyone have any reference dimensions to properly locate the spare tire hold down bracket in the trunk?

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 09:41:49 AM »

Hi Daven,

  Which year and type? (HT vs. Conv)

Mike
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 09:46:54 AM »

Attached are a few photos from my '69 Z28.. original location.  I took these for you with a tape to show you as closely as I could to where it goes.
*(I can't tell  you that all models/yrs were the same because I don't know)..
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 08:53:46 PM »

Thank you for the photos.

My car is a '68 hardtop.....Sorry, I sould have included that.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 10:07:07 PM »

69Z28-RS.......Thanks again for taking the time to take those pictures. I notice that your bracket is not in the same location as the one in the first picture I provided. That is not my car in that picture and I have no idea if that bracket is in the original location or not.

I wonder if someone could take the dimensions I am showing in this picture were dimension "A" is from the centerline of the bracket to the center of the curve where the trunk floor transitions from the flat part to the sloped part............and dimension "B" is from the centerline of the bracket to the center of the stamped ribs.

It would be interesting to see if the bracket is in the same place on most cars or if this is one of those "it's different on every car" situations.

Thanks......... Dave

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 10:43:49 PM »

Hi Dave,

   It may be easier than you think to find the correct location. There should be dimples in the floor surrounding the location the jack hold down should be mounted. The posted picture you show looks to be correct for a hardtop though I can't see the dimples due to what looks like seam sealer but the proximity looks close enough if using the floor stamping as a reference.
 Attached is a picture of my 67 4B LOS hardtop, which I think is the same for 68, and the jack hold down is mounted between dimples in the trunk floor. There are other dimples in the area off to the right side but this picture shows the ones that are used for a HT. I couldn't get closer because the car is stored on a lift and I was on the ladder.
  Hope this helps.

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 08:30:02 AM »

Mike, thank you for the picture.

When I visit the body shop where my car is at later today, I will check to see if the dimples are there in the reproduction trunk floor.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 09:14:08 PM »

I don't think you will find dimples in the repro floor pan.  The spare hold down bracket is one thing that has to be removed and placed on the repro floor. Happens a lot.....
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