Rails in rear compartment

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#1 Rails in rear compartment

Post by Rare1 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:15 am

Hi,
I have a -63 Cpe, 888091, and are about to install new Harduras in the rear compartment. Previously there was a mat that looks it came from a bedroom floor!

How do I secure the rails? The Hardura have push buttons in the corner, and I can´t understand if I should screw the rails to the board or just secure them to the Hardura?

Obviously my mind says screws, but then why the push buttons in that case? If secured just to the Hardura, what schould I use to secure the rails?

I have tried searching the forums without success.

Also, should I use a hole in the cover over the spare tire to be able to lift it up? If not how do I lift it up when everything is done, and I am on the road?

Thanks in advance!

Mikael

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#2 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by christopher storey » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:43 am

The rails are secured to the hardura only, and from recollection there is a kind of staple which achieves this. The hardura has the push buttons in each corner to secure it to the boards. If you search this forum , there have been several discussions about this which may give you the answers you need

here is a link which should help

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10836&p=86974&hilit ... vet#p86974

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#3 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by rswaffie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:47 am

I did this last year as part of my’63 fhc restoration.
These are the original fasteners that fix the rails to the hardura. They weren’t available new from any of the usual suppliers so I had to use the nearest ‘bifurcated’ rivets where the originals were unusable.


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#4 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by cactusman » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:16 pm

Afraid I cheated and used small metric nuts and bolts! The firing squad will be here tomorrow :bigrin:
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#5 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by abowie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:48 pm

Pop rivets.
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#6 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by Rare1 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:04 am

Thank you all for your respons!

Very useful!

Mikael

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#7 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by 64etype » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:27 am

I used plastic "Christmas tree" fasteners as described in photos in this related thread on Jag-Lovers.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/luggage ... ils/383744
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#8 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by Rare1 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:52 am

Thank you Eric!

Mikael

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#9 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by Polse7317 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 pm

Here you have the right one/
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#10 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by Series1 Stu » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm

They're not the right one in the sense that they're not what was used originally but they will do the job. Brass ones would be better though.

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#11 Re: Rails in rear compartment

Post by Rare1 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:07 am

Thank you Yves!

Mikael

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