73 satellite shield?

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    Does anyone know what or where this shield goes on a 73 Plymouth Satellite? I bought this car in boxes, totally dismantled and don't know if it even goes on the car. It looks bent some but usable if I need it. Trying to get the rest of the parts cleaned up and painted. 20200629_211026.jpg 20200629_211020.jpg 20200629_210954.jpg 20200629_210946.jpg
     
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    I have the same on my 73 Charger too but don’t know what it’s for either!
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    Those are splash shields that go on the rear position of the K-frame around the bushings. The 4 holes should line up with 4 holes in the k-frame, where two are on the angled up section and two at the rear of the k-frame. I believe they were used to prevent water up into the rear of the engine compartment and or transmission. Honestly that's the first set I have seen in about 30 years. Most cars are missing them.
     
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      correct.

      they are there to protect the starter and is mounted at the k member rear, drivers side bushing.

      rare on many restored cars.
       
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          Thanks guys, I will go ahead and clean it up and get it ready to put on. I apprecaite your time, replies, and pictures. All was very helpful and nice, Thanks again!
           
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          I have seen couple of them being sold lately. My car didn’t get it from factory ( well my Charger wasn’t assembled in USA ) and I could probably ad it, someday in the future but I have priorities right now.
           
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          Another question. I think that the brackets with the two slotted bolt holes go at the back of the front fenders, but do I have two of the same side or are they the same left and right. And where does the other brackets go and are they supposed to be the same or different also? 20200630_084229.jpg
           
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          they should be left and right. You have both sets of same side.
           
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          ok thanks, thats what I was afraid of.
           
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          I've never seen that starter shield before so I checked and my 74 has it. I'll check my 73.
           
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          Great info thanks all!
           
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          I have two sets of those brackets. I'd be willing to sell you the side you're missing.
           
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          Me neither and I've had four 73 B Bodies in my life.
           
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          Those shields normally are rotted off here in the areas that use salt. Mine was hanging when I bought my car back in the late 80's held in by one screw...IMO those shields actually helped the Bushing area rot out also like mine was...
           
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