I have a 1971 Pantera and require a rear deck catch, this part bolts directly to the deck lid.
Will need posting to the UK
Ian@straight6.com
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I believe this is what your after, this is a superior direct replacement for early cars. Deck lid

That one will not bolt directly to the existing '71 mounting. You will need to install nutserts (rivnuts) to your deck lid.

John
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Interesting. Didn't need to do that on my '71.

Both 1490 (below) and 2152 would need to be modified.

The replacement would need to be moved to "up" (in the pic) to the next flat surface in order to line up with the latch.

John

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Good call John! Looks as though one could be made that is a bolt on.
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You should upgrade to a much more "modern" car, like the 42 year old 53xx series!

Naw, Chuck. Call it old school. Wink

John
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Looks as though one could be made that is a bolt on.

Agreed. The problem with the early deck lid strike is that it approaches the latch at approximately 90°, instead of being in line with it, as is the case with the replacement. This "angle" causes the strike to flex and eventually break where it is welded to the mounting plate.

A broken strike usually can be repaired, or a new one could easily be fabricated.

John

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