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    Mystery Bracket

    Any one know what this could be? I have scoured the images of TR3 interiors and I can't find anything that would attach.

    Its located to the left of the glove box.
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    *1959 TR3A
    *1951 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe
    *1986 GMC Sierra Classic

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    For the Ashtray.

    Couple of pics off the net

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    Cheers,
    Tush
    81 TR8, SATPL
    73 TR6 CF4874UO
    68 TR250 CD5228LO,
    60 TR3A TS69891LO, 60 TR3A TS64870L, 59 TR3A TS44836LO

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    The long bracket is the support to the dash as well as the base for the heater. I am sure you knew that one. Then the smaller bracket underneath that is the ash tray bracket. The ash tray fit on this and slid in and out. As the ash tray was supposedly an option it is not found in many books. You of course are missing the actual ash tray.
    Charley

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Thanks! I guess I'll try and track one down
    *1959 TR3A
    *1951 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe
    *1986 GMC Sierra Classic

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    +1 what Tush said I actually have one in my spare car! It had a Bakelite front, I could send a pic later??
    JP TS 35123 L (Family Resto)
    I can only gauge the quality of a friendship based on how hard it will be to shoot you when you turn into a Zombie; R.S.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pucman/...7608177739192/
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u418/Pucman1/TR3A/

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by Tr3aguy View Post
    +1 what Tush said I actually have one in my spare car! It had a Bakelite front, I could send a pic later??
    I don't smoke, but I sure would like to put use to that bracket. Let me know when you get a pic. Thanks!!
    *1959 TR3A
    *1951 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe
    *1986 GMC Sierra Classic

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by HighAltitudeTR3 View Post
    ...sure would like to put use to that bracket...
    You may change your mind when you find out what a decent ashtray costs.

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Hahn View Post
    You may change your mind when you find out what a decent ashtray costs.
    Not so much the ashtray, more the Bakelite front...

    Cheers
    Tush
    81 TR8, SATPL
    73 TR6 CF4874UO
    68 TR250 CD5228LO,
    60 TR3A TS69891LO, 60 TR3A TS64870L, 59 TR3A TS44836LO

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    An old eBay example but the only one I could find on short notice, sold for $325...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-RARE-N...783?rmvSB=true

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Hahn View Post
    An old eBay example but the only one I could find on short notice, sold for $325...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-RARE-N...783?rmvSB=true
    Gulp!
    John

    1955 TR2

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by HighAltitudeTR3 View Post
    I don't smoke, but I sure would like to put use to that bracket. Let me know when you get a pic. Thanks!!
    The big problem with the ash tray is that it is right in the way of any taller passenger's left knee. I have seen the ash tray without the bakelite face plate at a more reasonable price--say under $100. For myself I purchased an ash tray and then got a very good photo of the face plate and made my own. I used JB WELD to make a blank then carved out the design on the face. I do believe that it came out very real looking.
    Charley

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    We need pictures Charley!

    Cheers
    Tush
    81 TR8, SATPL
    73 TR6 CF4874UO
    68 TR250 CD5228LO,
    60 TR3A TS69891LO, 60 TR3A TS64870L, 59 TR3A TS44836LO

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    I got pictures but won't load from the phone
    JP TS 35123 L (Family Resto)
    I can only gauge the quality of a friendship based on how hard it will be to shoot you when you turn into a Zombie; R.S.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pucman/...7608177739192/
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u418/Pucman1/TR3A/

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    JP TS 35123 L (Family Resto)
    I can only gauge the quality of a friendship based on how hard it will be to shoot you when you turn into a Zombie; R.S.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pucman/...7608177739192/
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u418/Pucman1/TR3A/

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Didn't work JP.

    Cheers
    Tush
    81 TR8, SATPL
    73 TR6 CF4874UO
    68 TR250 CD5228LO,
    60 TR3A TS69891LO, 60 TR3A TS64870L, 59 TR3A TS44836LO

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Pied_Lourd View Post
    We need pictures Charley!

    Cheers
    Tush
    Tush,
    Sorry I gave the car to my son about 10 years ago. He does still have it. The picture that you posted looks just like it --or the other way around, if you get my meaning. I started with a measurement of the overall demensions for the blank. Then made it thick enough so the I could carve the face down to leave the ribs/ design.
    Charley

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Let me try this:



    JP TS 35123 L (Family Resto)
    I can only gauge the quality of a friendship based on how hard it will be to shoot you when you turn into a Zombie; R.S.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pucman/...7608177739192/
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u418/Pucman1/TR3A/

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by charleyf View Post
    ... I started with a measurement of the overall demensions for the blank. Then made it thick enough so the I could carve the face down to leave the ribs/ design.
    Very crafty. This would also be a great project for someone with access to a 3D printer.

    On another forum, another car, many small plastic bits that are NLA are being recreated on 3D printers. I haven't done this myself but have seen the photos of the results and see that it works well for some parts.

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    I got a friend who is who is great with these kind of tasks. I may send him the part to see what he could do! Once the design is in would anyone else need one??

    JP



    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Hahn View Post
    Very crafty. This would also be a great project for someone with access to a 3D printer.

    On another forum, another car, many small plastic bits that are NLA are being recreated on 3D printers. I haven't done this myself but have seen the photos of the results and see that it works well for some parts.
    JP TS 35123 L (Family Resto)
    I can only gauge the quality of a friendship based on how hard it will be to shoot you when you turn into a Zombie; R.S.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pucman/...7608177739192/
    http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u418/Pucman1/TR3A/

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    Re: Mystery Bracket

    The last photos from Tr3aguy show two screw heads on the front of the face plate They should NOT BE THERE. It is fastened from the back.
    Charley

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