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What is This Part?
« on: June 22, 2024, 05:23:26 PM »
I can't remember where on the car this came from.  The pic below may be upside down.  It appears I cut some spot welds to remove it.  It doesn't seem to fit on the trans hump.  Not wide enough to fit over the hump.  I'd like to know what it is and where it came from on the car so I can decide if I need it or not.  Thank you in advance.
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Re: What is This Part?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2024, 08:38:13 PM »
Perhaps the mounting bracket for the console that mounts below the center of the dash in front of the gear selector.

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Re: What is This Part?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2024, 10:09:17 PM »
that is what it is for. and yes, it is upside down in your picture.
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Re: What is This Part?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2024, 01:15:50 PM »

that is what it is for. and yes, it is upside down in your picture.


X2 on that. It also provides a bit of rigidity to the dash. Not much Pinto stuff out there. It took about 20 minutes to find a picture that kinda/sorta shows where it goes. First pic found on internet. Second pic
is bracket in my car. I use a Murkur XR4Ti center console so the factory unit is not installed (fuse block is from the Turbo Coupe - in case anyone wondered). It does seem that not only is the outer section upside down but the inner section needs to rotate 180 degrees - I think.

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Re: What is This Part?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2024, 02:31:06 PM »
Thank you all for the answers!  I will look it over when I get home.  There is another piece that I thought suited that purpose that I was going to use...I'll post that pic later.  My dash is modified and the part I posted may no longer fit for my application.  I will report my findings.  Thanks again.
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Re: What is This Part?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2024, 09:47:24 AM »
I thought I had a picture on this home computer showing the brackets spot welded to  the trans hump. Must be on my lap top in the shop.
That part is bolted to these brackets & the bottom of the dash. Then a plastic sort of an open cubby hole for stuff.

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Re: What is This Part?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2024, 12:36:44 PM »
I think I know why I am confused.  When I sectioned the cowl, it moved the dash forward roughly 8" so the orange bracket I asked about no longer fits where it was in the factory position.  I have the other one in the pic below that I cut apart and re-welded to alter it that I am going to have to use in place of the orange one.  I'm not exactly sure how it originally mounted.  The 2nd pic is an attempt to show how narrow the cowl is now and how far forward the dash will be from its factory position.  Sectioning the cowl not only created a lot of extra work, but also a lot of "re-engineering" to mount other parts and components and other alterations to make things work. 
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