At a local body shop today, talking to the owner, who is in his late 70s, as he sat behind the counter about a clapped out 1969 Fairlane fastback he had in a side lot along with a bunch of other old junkers.
ME: You mind if I go look at your Fairlanes and Torinos? I'm looking for a battery tray bracket.
HIM: I ain't gonna have it! That's the first thing that rusts out on 'em.
ME: I don't need the tray, just the bracket.
HIM: Well, I can save ya a lot of steps, cuz I ain't got it.
ME: But you don't mind if I wander down there and look?
HIM: Nah, I don't care, if you wanna walk all that way then go look.
Ya gotta love these crusty old curmudgeons...
These brackets were only used on big-block cars and they are getting real hard to find.