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Old 04/01/2003, 03:37 PM   #1
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Those small little rubber boots.....

I can't remember where I saw it, but does anyone know where I can get a set of those small rubber boots that fit over the steel flanges that hold the cardboard luggage protectors in the trunk? I think there are 6 or 8 of them off the top of my head. Thanks!

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Old 04/01/2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re:Those small little rubber boots.....

You can get those from National Parts Depot. Part # 40325-1-A, price $6.00
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Old 04/04/2003, 12:31 AM   #3
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Re:Those small little rubber boots.....

I think the flanges on the 67 and 68 rear taillight panels were designed by Ford to ONLY hold the taillight harness in place on the back side of the taillight panel. I believe the rubber boots, of course, were installed to protect the harness from cut and scrape damage and consequently shorts.

The flanges are not involved with the installation of the cardboard luggage protectors. You will find that the REPO protectors are cut out around the flange areas so that the cardboard is able to SEAT UNDER THE UPPER LIP of the back side of your taillight panel. I found this to be true on my 68 KR which is an original, i say original car.




I have found, also, that if the installer pre-bends EASY the cardboard somewhat (use a hairdryer and a warm day) and has patience, your cardboard fits under that lip beautifully. TRY IT. YOU WILL LOVE IT.

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Old 04/04/2003, 10:35 AM   #4
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Re:Those small little rubber boots.....

Thanks Jon, appreciate the information. I kinda figured that I might be wrong about thier purpose when I called National Parts Depot to order them. They had them, but had no idea what I was talking about when I inquired about the cardboard luggage protectors! I intend to order them from Branda unless someone else has gotten them cheaper/better. Thanks for all that answered!
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Old 04/04/2003, 05:52 PM   #5
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Re:Those small little rubber boots.....

RacingFan,
I have not found any place that sells them cheaper, and I liked the quality that Branda has.
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Old 04/04/2003, 08:09 PM   #6
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Re:Those small little rubber boots.....

These "luggage protectors" are sold by National Parts Dept and are called "Fiberboard, Shelby Taillight", part #13434-50A and sell for $14.95 each. The quality is excellent. Hope this helps, Russ
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Old 04/05/2003, 07:14 AM   #7
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Re:Those small little rubber boots.....

Thanks again all, also, Bob I owe you an apology, I think I told Jon thanks instead of you for your post. A thousand pardons!
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