Just picked up rust free 70 SS

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Citrus70, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Citrus70

    Citrus70 Veteran Member

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    Well she is on her way to her new home. Should be early next week.
     
  2. Termin8r

    Termin8r Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    My 70 SS doesn't have the B42 Luggage Compartment Mat. It's not listed on my build sheet, either. I don't think that it's a standard inclusion with Z27, then.
    Please confirm.
    I do want to add one, by the way. Where's the best place to get one, if anyone knows?
    Thanks
     
  3. spons

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    You are correct sir. The trunk mat was part of the Z87 package.

    One of the members here, Orange73L48, recently got one from Year One. It looked pretty nice. It's not quite as thick and heavy as the original one, but it is still pretty substantial. PM him for specifics.

    Also, looking over my options list, I mistakenly noted that N40 power steering was part of Z27.
     
  4. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    My SS didn't have the trunk mat either. It doesn't have Z87. Years ago, JC Whitney sold reproduction mats. They were heavy duty rubber ones equal to the factory original, and possibly a bit heavier. I bought one of those while they still had them. I don't know who made them for Whitney, but they are a great reproduction, cut to all the original specs so they just drop in and the jack and tire mounts all fit.
     
  5. Citrus70

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    is this a trunk mat option ??
     
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  6. spons

    spons Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The optional heavy rubber trunk mat was aqua and black houndstooth on top and black on the back. The one in your car looks to be original and in pretty nice shape.
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    Here is the mat being pulled back showing the rust holes at the rear of the the trunk pan. Most likely, water leaked in around the taillights and was trapped by the mat. My guess is there are similar rust spots at the front of the trunk pan, too, since there are grooves that span the pan front-to-back.

    Passenger side rear:
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    Driver side rear:
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  7. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is the JC Whitney heavy rubber mat they sold about 20 years ago. It is a very good reproduction. I no longer see it offered since the specialty reproduction shops appeared on the internet.
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  8. spons

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    The Year One repop mat I saw in Orange73L48's car a few weeks ago is molded to fit the contours of the trunk pan like the original. Maybe it's just the picture, but this one looks pretty flat.
     
  9. Citrus70

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    Looks like the rim in my trunk is not orig?
     
  10. Citrus70

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    Well the car is home now. It is cleaner then the pics. I was even shocked to see that the AC Compressor clutch turned by hand with ease.
    Did these come from the factory jacked up in rear? Mine seems a tad bit higher in rear, white shocks.
     

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