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Battery box components (85)

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Replacing the narrow strip of metal that supports the battery in my '85 and ordered one from SI - came as two parts as shown here:


One question and some thoughts for those that may be considering this part:

Question: I know where the bottom part goes, as my car had one - albeit rusted and therefore my desire to replace it - but the top piece, a heavier angled bracket I can't see where it might go on my car. Either it's missing already, obscured by other parts or perhaps was never there on an '85? Can anyone see where it goes on their car and clue me in?

Now a couple thoughts on this part:

At $59.95 I expected something in better condition. Painted a gloss black (apparently with little to no surface preparation) paint is scratched and flaking off in many areas, exposing bare metal. I confirmed after I received it that this is a "reproduction" part, and the nice woman there said "all the parts in the box are like that". She offered to take it back, which I may still do.

James Espey


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Can't help you on the "extra" bracket. I don't see one like it on my '79.

May be for '63-'64 models only.

1) Send them back and make your own.

2) Keep it and have it powder coated.

Nice car.


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Thanks for the reply.


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