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Joined: Jan 07 2016
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Aloha,
I have been busy the last couple of days on interior stuff.
Got a very nicely re done headliner out of an 98 at the breakers (26 Bucks!), and today, swapped it into Bolt.
I have wondered over the years just what the 3 VERY heavy duty welded steel brackets are which attach at the edge of the rear opening up at the top lip.
They have nice colour matched covers with a slot for whatever goes there.
I have never seen these on another P-38. and was debating whether to punch in the 6 additional holes to re attach them.
In the end, I installed them as they really help hold up the back edge of the headliner.
So, why are they there? What accessory was so heavy it needed these 3 serious brackets to hold it up? Mini crane?
I cannot attach a photo at present as camera is elsewhere.....
Thanks!
Tom

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Joined: Dec 30 2015
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From your description I've never seen anything along the top. My car, and quite a few others have the two brackets either side for the dog guard but there's only two of them and they are plastic. We'll have to wait until you can get a picture.

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Joined: Aug 19 2019
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I have the three in mine. I was under the impression that they were for some sort of a dog guard. They of course help hold up the headliner. I often clip carabiners into the slots to hold back cargo, as they're a great anchor point. No point having your beer cooler hit you on the head if you ever roll over.

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Did a bit more digging. Tuns out they are for securing the kiddies.......

https://www.rangerovers.net/threads/3-point-rear-centre-belt.20554

Mystery solv-ed
Cheers!

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Joined: Aug 19 2019
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Well that makes sense. My kids are all grown up, but if/when grandkids come along I'll know where to attach the kiddie seat teathers.