Location Of Spare Tire Hold Down Bracket On 67

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    I had my local Mustang body guy weld on a new spare hold down bracket after the old triangular one was lost in an earlier botched restoration. He used a different type, but I can live with that. The problem is that the bracket is now several inches fore of where I would think it should be such that the threaded shaft comes through the plane of the wheel at about a 30 degree angle (i.e. considerably skew from plumb). I don't think that is correct and have not been able to adequately secure the spare with this positioning.

    The guy insists he's right on the placement. I'd be very grateful if someone could tell me either in measurements or a rule of thumb where this bracket should be.
     
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    the bracket is 15 inches to the center of the eyelet from the lower part of the tail panel where the bumper bolts passes through. this one has never been replaced IMG_3175.JPG IMG_3176.JPG
     
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    Thank you kindly, horse sence.
     
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    And, yes, it turns out my bracket is 2+ inches fore of that spot.
     
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