Right front fender apron

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I was looking at the replacement apron for a 71-73 and I see there is no insert in the square hole within the horse shoe shaped location. How does the bracket get mounted? Ford illustrations provide no clue

 
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Yes, I didn't see it. It is not in the Ford illustrations book. 

 

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My 65-72 Parts Manual shows an illustration on page 25 in Section 160 of the Chassis section, labeled Fenders, Aprons, and Related Parts.

 

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What Ford used is called a "pierce nut".  Here is a video on how they are mounted when mass producing a part. You can try installing a "caged nut" if you don't care about originality.




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Thanks guys for replying. Yes, I have the Ford illustration book. Unfortunately that insert has no reference number. Rio is correct and his statement makes sense. Thanks for the video I figured that was the case. Rio are we looking at 357227?

 
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