I have read about the spare tire locations on the different models of the 63-64 's. As I removed my trunk mat on my CDV for the first time today I discovered something interesting. My spare has always been under the back shelf as I understand it should be on a Coupe Deville. When I removed my trunk mat I discovered the anchor for a J hook on the right side of the trunk had been cut out of the trunk floor pan. My mat had a square hole in the cardboard part of the trunk mat but the fabric had no hole for the J Hook anchor. In addition it was plain to see the anchor had been cut out with a torch and not painted over. I understand why the mat would have a hole in the card board but curious whether all the cars came with an anchor in this area to be removed by the dealer maybe or was this a fluke on my model ? 

I instantly thought the floor pan had been replaced but there are certainly no signs of it.. So I guess what I am asking , has anyone ran across this before ?

Dana Cooper,

Mounds, Oklahoma

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Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on September 1, 2017 at 3:21pm
Jason
Just add this to the what seems like a very --endless number of details -in just our two year Cadillac to keep track of
So very thankful you are so on top of this subject and we have you to consult

Amen

Enjoy
Comment by Jason Edge on September 1, 2017 at 12:35pm

Dana, I have pulled in all flavors of these cars with both shelf mounted and floor mounted spares.  I don't have a lot of floor pan pictures on file, but with the ones I did everything was correct. As a final sanity check I went and looked at the 64-6339 (4 window SDV) which has the spare on the shelf. I looked under the mat, and there was no J hook bracket or indication one was ever there.  I would assume they had specific floor and trunk pans sorted and earmarked for particular body styles depending on the particular setup including whether or not would need a floor spare tire bracket. With that said, I could easily seem them pulling form one stock to supplement another stock when they run low and making the alterations. I know the goal on these assembly lines, was, is and always will be to keep the production moving alone, and different items were pulled in as needed to keep things moving. The smooth vs coffee can vacuum canisters in 64 is probably a good example. They just went with what they had as I cannot find any rhyme or reason for when which was used or which body styles and with what options!

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