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67conv6cyl

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Spare tire hold down J-hook length for a convertible
« on: April 02, 2019, 01:47:23 AM »
Does anybody know how long an original  J-hook spare tire hold down for a convertible is? part# 3841841

Mike S

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Re: Spare tire hold down J-hook length for a convertible
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 01:07:37 PM »
 I can get the hook from my 67 conv. this evening and take pictures and measurements.

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67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: Spare tire hold down J-hook length for a convertible
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 02:02:06 PM »
That would be great! Thanks Mike

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Re: Spare tire hold down J-hook length for a convertible
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 05:05:10 PM »
 Sorry for the late reply. I now keep my car at my daughters house and haven't had the time to get there for a few days. Attached are pictures of the j-hook from the 67 04B LOS coupe (left- short & straight) and 67 05B NOR convertible (right- long and curved) for comparison. I re-plated the convertible hook during restoration and you can see the difference between what looks like original (and aged) cadmium plated on the coupe against a bright zinc plated finish.
  The hook size for the convertible is 8" from tip to base edge as seen in the photo.

Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: Spare tire hold down J-hook length for a convertible
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 12:17:06 AM »
Thanks Mike.....I thought the original  ones where black phosphate.
I never knew they where zinc plated.
I have been looking for the wrong part all this time.

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Re: Spare tire hold down J-hook length for a convertible
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 01:08:53 AM »
  I would not be surprised if the hooks came with either plating. I can only speculate both finishes were acceptable from multiple suppliers.
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored