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Offline bjf1992

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69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:41:10 PM »
I've attached a picture of what I believe is a steering column bracket. However, I'm not sure. Can anyone shed light on what this is? I've already reinstalled my dash and I found this in another bin of parts from the car.

« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 06:16:07 PM by J_Speegle »
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Offline bjf1992

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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 05:34:27 PM »
After a bit more research I believe I've figured it out. It appears to be a lower dash bracket that goes just to the right side of the steering column. It attaches to the lower right side bolt of the master cylinder and then to a bolt in the lower dash.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 06:16:15 PM by J_Speegle »
1969 Q Code Standard Cougar Convertible P/S, P/B, A/C
Pastel Grey, Lt. Blue interior Black Top

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 06:15:03 PM »
After a bit more research I believe I've figured it out. It appears to be a lower dash bracket that goes just to the right side of the steering column. It attaches to the lower right side bolt of the master cylinder and then to a bolt in the lower dash.

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Corrected the title for those searching/reading in the future ;)
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Offline Brian Conway

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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 10:16:03 PM »
Some of these I have seen have been cut and welded back together.  The reason for this is unknown to me and I have never heard any explanation for this ?  This one is from my car ; has the repair and a date stamp.  Might be better to call this a brace rather than a bracket ?  Mounting points are the pedal support and lower dash.  Brian
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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 10:21:51 PM »
........... Might be better to call this a brace rather than a bracket ?  ..........

Yes - better term
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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 09:27:36 PM »
Were these brackets originally painted black or left natural steel?

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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 09:48:36 PM »
Were these brackets originally painted black or left natural steel?

Bare steel
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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 05:08:10 AM »
Thanks- it explains why everyone I have seen is so rusty.

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Re: 69 Lower dash or steering column bracket?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 08:26:43 AM »
Coat it with Boeshield after cleaning it up.  You can brush it on or spray it.
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