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xpconnor
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Hi Guys

I am having a bit of trouble locating the position of the bracket that welds in the trunk to hold the spare tyre in place. Car is a 65 without the dent in the inner wheel well. Any chance someone could take a measurement of where it should sit? I have tried sitting the wheel in and using that to line it up but not sure how the wheel should actually sit. Does it sit down flat or is it actually on a bit of an angle, proped up a little by the bracket at the rear of the trunk that the tail light panel is welded to and the bumper brackets bolt to? Any help would be appreciated as it is a small job I would like to tick off the list.


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Did the 65s have a hold down bracket at all? I didn't think so...

If at all like the 68 then it does sit up on an angle on the right hand side with the bracket welded maybe around 2" or so forward from the rear. Sorry, no pics although you should find one somewhere in my build thread just before it went into colour... Or was it primer...!?! DAMN IT... this (my) build is taking too long!


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Hi Mike

Pretty sure the 65 have a bracket. There was one in my car but then I replaced the RH trunk floor and before doing it I never through a wheel in to see how it sat. Now when I place the wheel in it doesn't seem to fit great and wants to sit up on the bracket at the rear of the trunk, maybe that's just the way they are?


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The wheel doesn`t sit flat on my 68.


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The wheel sits hard against the wheel housing and the original jack sits under the inboard side of the wheel, this levels it out. I will try and get a pic this afternoon, it will give you some idea but mine does have the dent in the wheel house so the exact location will be different possibly.
Something to keep in mind is that if you are using larger wheels the original mount point may not work.


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This is on my Fastback not sure if all are the same, here a few pics for reference on this page of my build www.mustangtech.com.au...rt=60.html its exactly 32cm to centre of bracket from the rear bumper support bracket against the taillight panel. And sits right at the top of the rolled edge of the rh trunk floor.




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Thanks for the feedback guys. I will see how it looks with the bracket 32cm from the rear of the trunk. Nassi they are just 14" wheels with standard tyres. If you could get a couple of photos of how the wheel should sit that would be great. I think I have it right seeing as now I know it won't sit flat without a jack but be good to see a photo before I weld the bracket in.


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and before the purist get involved, I know the spare is upside down. I do it that way to increase the storage space. Laughing


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Thanks for that Nassi. I might just use a piece of wood in place of the jack to get it sitting level and work off the 32cm measurement from Scott and all should be good.

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nassi wrote


and before the purist get involved, I know the spare is upside down. I do it that way to increase the storage space. Laughing


You could fit a bag of ice and 1/2 a dozen stubbies in that space...

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At least.


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But I generally carry jumper leads and spare hoses there. Thanks fir the idea of an impromptu esky though. :rotfl:


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I should probably put a spare in mine eh...


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hybrid wrote
I should probably put a spare in mine eh...

Or carry a can stuff.


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