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Can someone get me a pic of the package tray install at the front just above the speaker grille, with the grille removed on a 63-65 please. I got a tray from Lee Sulis but it appears to be a bit short. My original tray was trashed and I dont believe there were any fasteners holding it in this area, but I have seen pics online of it both ways, with two screws and without anything. I have two slots for the speaker to mount.

I can see in the pics how the grille and package tray line up smoothly, but does it secure to that bracket??

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Not sure if this will help but I recovered my '63 original tray and here's a pix of the mounting points near the rear speaker.

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I noticed your picture the other day and it has the two screws, my car doesnt have holes for screws at that location. Which Im wondering what is the correct way?

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Maybe someone with a '65 can chime in. I can tell you that there was no evidence whatsoever that my parcel shelf was ever removed before so I'm pretty sure all the components and assembly are/were original.

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, my car doesnt have holes for screws at that location. Which Im wondering what is the correct way?

Chris, my '65 has the 2 holes, same as Jan's. Sorry but no photos. I could get some though.

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Chris, Had my 63' package tray off today, my speaker grill has 2 tabs on the top that insert through the package tray into slots in the frame. 2 screws on the bottom screw into a bracket. I will send 2 pics. Hope these help.

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I looked at what I think is a virgin package tray in a '63 the other day and saw two holes in the sheet metal bracket, but no holes through the shelf itself. ??????

The body manuals I have for '63 and '64 show two screws that you'd have to put in before you put the speaker grill in. I would imagine that there would be a clip nut of some sort for the screw to bite into, it wouldn't be able to bite into that molded fiber board and hold anything for too long.

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Hi Chris

ive enjoyed watching your build. I bought a package tray from lee for my 64. I ended up using a die grinder to clean up where the speaker grill fits. I also reinforced the rear curve to get the correct arc. There are 3 screws holding it in. None at the speaker grill. Look at Flickr.com\photos\vwsyncro there is a set titled riviera that shows the tray without vinyl.

Cheers

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Here's the rear shelf installation illustration from a '63 Body Manual. Pay particular attention to CC which is an exploded schematic of C.

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I did find two pin holes. They are the same color as the bracket, no shiny metal as if a screw had passed through and in fact I cant find a screw that fits in them. The cover I got from Lee Sulis would no way get near where these two holes are even if I did have hardware. So thinking I got a Friday car and someone failed to put screws in or properly drill here they go. I had to take the front lip off of my cover as well, it fits alot better now. I should be finishing the install on Saturday with the rest of the interior pieces. I got the rear 'door panels' in place. I want to hook up the battery booster and check the window operation before I really get any further. They fit tight around the front of the glass and Im concerned about the movement.

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