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shoe
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posted 12-13-2002 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for shoe   Click Here to Email shoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a 69 Mach 1 "M" code at the body shop. In the trunk welded (It looks to be factory) is a bracket that stand upward and is welded to the right rear bracket that goes from the trunk floor to support where the rear bumper bolts .Is this to keep the spare tire away from the taillight? My friends 70 Mach 1 doesn't have one but mine does. What is this bracket for? Thanks

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Rory McNeil
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Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-14-2002 02:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only 69`s have these, they kinda look like maybe the factory may had planned on installing some kind of protector over the tail light housings. If you look, you will also notice the 69 tail light housings have 4 little tabs with a small hole in each tab.I`m just guessing, but maybe these were going to protect the housings from damage caused by items sliding around in that HUUUGE trunk. I can`t say I`ve ever seen a factory cover, but thats my guess.

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