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Offline Newell33

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72 'Cuda Battery Hold Down Fender Insert?
« on: April 20, 2017 - 12:13:59 AM »
Hi Guys

I have a '72 Cuda, and have purchased a replacement battery hold down.  The hold down has the j-hooks, as well as the fender bolt.  Can anyone tell me what the factory insert or clip looks like for the fender?  Is it a press in plastic insert, a threaded clip, or something different?

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

Josh




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Re: 72 'Cuda Battery Hold Down Fender Insert?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017 - 02:08:49 AM »
Metal weld nut...
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Re: 72 'Cuda Battery Hold Down Fender Insert?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017 - 09:32:11 AM »
 :iagree:

If the car is already painted, you could just drill a hole and use a nut on the bottom side.  Or, you could use the earlier style battery hold down that only uses the J-hooks. I'm not sure when they changed to the updated style hold down.  Are you sure your 72 is supposed to have it? 


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Re: 72 'Cuda Battery Hold Down Fender Insert?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017 - 12:24:56 PM »
Thanks guys.  The car was painted by the previous owner.  There's no weld nut in the fender, it's essentially a large square hole.  The car didn't come with a battery hold down, so I purchased one listed for the '72 to '74 E-body from Van's Auto (part number CHZBRK774).  It won't be too hard to make something work, but I was curious how it came from the factory.

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Re: 72 'Cuda Battery Hold Down Fender Insert?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017 - 12:48:56 PM »
Might use something like this..  Clean the backside of the inner fender real well,  little dab of panel bonding adhesive on each tab, put it in place & put a bolt in it... Done...http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pcs-5-16-18-weld-in-steel-cage-nuts-caged-retainer-nut-Mopar-/131408497014?hash=item1e988e8976:g:BKwAAOSw4YdYypLN&vxp=mtr
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Re: 72 'Cuda Battery Hold Down Fender Insert?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017 - 03:19:31 PM »
Mine was also missing on my 73 Cuda, I did a similar thing to the cage nuts Wild RT has suggested but as I didnt want to open the hole up any further, I just mad a square nut with a flange around the base so it wouldnt pull through, a little dab of silicon to hold it in place and done, if you have access to heat you could get a regular nut to suit, square it up to fit and solder a round washer on the back side of it to stop it pulling through etc.
Greg

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