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  There IS a difference between 67's and 68's

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From: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 05-24-2005 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kinger44        Reply w/Quote
A while back I asked about the dash ashtray in my 68 not fitting right. I was informed that the 68 one is about 5.75" tall, and the 67 one is just over 6" tall. Seemed weird but might explain my problem. On ebay everyone lists them as 67/68. I emailed a few vendors and nobody knew most said that they were the same. One had a bunch, measured them and found that there really were 2 sizes. I bought the smaller one from him and installed it today - fits like a glove.

Now if only everything else on my car fit like that!



68 coupe, red on black. 289
flowtech ceramic headers, hedman X pipe, flowmaster 2 chambers
edelbrock 4V and intake
Cragar SS with BFG t/a
Wilwood disks, Hurst pistol grip shifter
and a working 8 track for cruising days!


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From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 05-24-2005 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
You know one of my favorite Mustangs is the 1967 GTA.

I think it would be Kool if Ford had a 2007 GTA


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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 05-24-2005 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
The ashtray one I didn't know about, but I've lost track of the number of times people have told me this or that from a 67 and 68 are the same. The bodies may have stayed the same, but that really was a heyday for tinkerers at the Ford plant.


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From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 05-24-2005 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
My personal pet peeve is when a part is listed for 67/68 Shelby, Mustang, Cougar, etc, such as a 68 mustang console piece. 1), it is different between 67 and 68, 2) 68 Shelby's had a different console altogether, and 3) cougar is similar but not exact.

Just annoys me when I do a search for something and I have to sort through stuff that is not what I'm looking for because sellers are ignorant.

68 S-code GT

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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 05-25-2005 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Many people (vendors included) donít know about the ashtray difference that I learned back in 87. The 1/4s are actually different and I don't mean because it is cut out on a 67 for the vents or because of the marker lights on the 68. Also just learned that the trim piece on a fastback that fits between the weather strip channel and the drip rail is different. The 67 had one that ran the full length of the drip rail and the 68s only ran up the back end off the drip rail to just after the radius. Iím still learning also after 20 years!

Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC Bla-Bla-Bla
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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