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Trunk Brackets with Caulking and Rust
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I was working in the trunk, removing surface rust and found a lot of what I think is caulk around and in the trunk brakets. When I removed the caulk, there was a nice surprise of a lot of rust. So...I will need to replace them and the sheet metal underneath it. Was the caulk from the factory? Or somebody's effort to cover up a problem?

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#2
It's been a while since I looked at mine but I'm pretty sure they had caulk around them too. I also have rust like yours. I think it was factory. Mark

My garage http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage...rxt_uid=40

73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
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machman_73;23462 Wrote:It's been a while since I looked at mine but I'm pretty sure they had caulk around them too. I also have rust like yours. I think it was factory. Mark

The rust was factory?Tongue
It would appear that it did a really good job at keeping in the moisture for rust.
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That's just what I was thinkingSad

My garage http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage...rxt_uid=40

73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
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#5
The body sealer is factory around that bracket.
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#6
I replaced both brackets on mine and the rusty ones did have caulking around it.
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#7
New bracket purchased, cancer cut out, now time for patch panel. Seems like the more you cut, the rust you find lurking.

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here is mine


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