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Spare tire hold down question

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  1. Jeff Ferrante

    Jeff Ferrante Active Member

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    Silly question time. 71 Challenger convertible, Am I missing the spare tire hold down. also should there be a bracket or something near the tail lights for the jack to slide into? 20200619_220141.jpg thumbnail_20200619_220216.jpg
     
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    70 A66 Challenger vert showing
    my original trunk floor with the spare tire bracket

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    340challconvert Well-Known Member

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    Jack mounting base and tie down loop
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  4. Jeff Ferrante

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    I guess its safe to say my trunk pan was replaced during the restoration.
     
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    R4Sedan Well-Known Member

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    Jeff looks like they replaced your trunk floor and didn't weld those pieces in.
     
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    It would seem that way, I will have to figure something out, I dont like driving around without a spare
     
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    There is another piece tacked to the top of the D/S wheel housing that the jack post rests on. You may want to check to see if that’s missing (if they put in a new wheel housing).

    I’m missing the jack mounts on one of my cars too. All those pieces are available in repro. I just need to get them welded. Shouldn’t be too hard to touch up the paint after welding. Let me know if you need help finding the repro pieces.
     
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    Wheel housing bracket is still there, When I sold my Green Go 72 Charger a few years ago I gave the guy three rattle cans of Green Go because "I was never going to need it" LOL
     
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    Not too worried about the jack, because I dont have one... and I Dont think I would use a bumper jack with the painted bumpers. Was planning on hiding a scissor jack under a spare tire cover
     
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    340challconvert Well-Known Member

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    Jeff
    It looks like you are missing the shock access holes at the front of the trunk floor pan? On a 71, the holes should be on the front of the humps facing into the trunk. It looks like they installed a trunk pan that needed to have the holes drilled.
     
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    Good eye, Looks like they went with the $250 pan instead of the $400 pan.
     
  12. Jeff Ferrante

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    Thanks for this picture, I probably would have ordered the curved one. Correct bracket on its way.
     
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