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Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. Rosco

    Rosco Active Member

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    Well,
    Two steps forward, three steps back!!

    Had a very nice and fine trunk sheet metal replacement job done on my "68 Fury ll. No more dust sneaking through dust holes, all sealed up with a Rhino-liner type equivalent product. Thick metal. All good.

    Only problem is when I tried to throw in the new gas tank I realized that there's nobody home for the J-bolts to attach IMG_8519.jpeg IMG_8521.jpeg !!

    As you can see from the photo(s) they cut the existing trunk floor out pretty much right where I suppose the J-bolts would normally attach.

    We've got all sorts of jury-rig ideas running around but before we get too carried away, it would be SUPER helpful if anyone has a photo of where exactly the gas tank strap J-bolts attach to the under side of a '68 Fury sedan.
    Much appreciated!!
     
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    3C's & a D? Senior Member

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    You can see the remains in your picture, two raised, reinforced channels that would have been longer, straight down. You could get longer j bolt's and drill what's left of them, or weld on some extensions.
     
  3. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I’ll get you some pics. This is how I left my shop on Saturday.
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    the measurement is from the top of what’s left of the hanger bracket that was carelessly removed on your car.
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    Sucks, but should be pretty easy to fabricate something close.
     
  6. Rosco

    Rosco Active Member

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    Fantastic!! perfect photo/info for what we need.
    Thanks a ton.
    BTW, that looks like a project!! Like building a car from scratch almost. I admire your abilities.
     
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    Yes, good idea- we should be able to re-drill what's left and with the excellent info. we got here from DetMatt should be able to extend the J-bolts to fit.
    thanks.
     
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    -agree
     
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    Good ideas provided. Move that fuel line before welding. You probably already know that or just bolt the extensions on.