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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-10-2001 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How many 68 fastback owners have the factory rear defogger in their car? I saw one eBay that looks complete and is supposed to work. I thought the price was kind of high when I started thinking that it was only offered in the 68 and that itís probably one of the rarest if not the rarest factory option purchased.

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Fastback68
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posted 01-11-2001 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was the price? I've heard they are not cheap.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-11-2001 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now it is a $350 and that is where this guyís reserve price is.

Here is a link to the page on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI .dll?ViewItem&item=537606823&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=979618128&indexURL=0&rd=1

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-11-2001 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That doesn't sound too bad to me.

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mustangs68
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posted 01-11-2001 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never had my back window fog up..LOL....

interesting...
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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-11-2001 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It doesnít sound bad at all to me either but itís at $350 now and I just purchased another car. I'm sure it will go higher. Iíve been looking for one since 1987 and now my hobby budget is a little tight. Iíll just have to wait for another one to show up later on.

I hope mustangs68 ids kidding about having a clear view, if not tell me what your secret is.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-11-2001 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mustangs68:
I never had my back window fog up..LOL....

No romance in your life, Sam?

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posted 11-09-2001 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, more back seat "romance" space is another advantage of '71-'73 Stangs! Now I guess with the seat folded down and the trap door open ... Anyone ever try this in their youth???

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mustangs68
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posted 11-09-2001 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never had mine fog up...
now those butt prints are another story....

answer your question Steve
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posted 11-10-2001 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam,
You weren't doing something right because you two weren't breather hard enough.

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posted 11-10-2001 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guys....(!)
you gotta roll down a window a little to let all that hot air out

Dang didn't yall lean anything?
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posted 11-10-2001 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mustangs68:
answer your question Steve

Well, I've owned the Sprint since '77, so it's windows have been fogged up many times. What gets me is that I used to be able to lie between the front buckets {Don't ask what I was doing there! } and there's no way I'd fit there now!

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sigtauenus
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posted 11-10-2001 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How did this thread jump from Jan to Nov??

My fastback rear window fogs up all the time, although I think most times its dew on the outside. I'd really like one of those defoggers myself, but $350 is too steep, I just keep a towel in the car to reach back and wipe the window when it fogs up.

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posted 11-10-2001 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by sigtauenus:
How did this thread jump from Jan to Nov??

Simon dug it out of the depths of the M&M basement.

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mustangs68
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posted 11-10-2001 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Old threads never die...they just come back to haunt us..

Keep in mind I rarely drive the Fb in weather where the windows would fog up and I always have the drives window down when driving it...luv that sound

And Steve..I know what your saying...my old butt won't fit either and if it did I could never get up "fast enough" if needed..
Remember those big flashlights Police use to carry...LOL!!
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posted 11-11-2001 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a thought. But Ford used the same rear defogger in most of their cars. One from a 67 will also work and also I believe a Torino and maybe others?

Anyways I bought one about 1 year ago for $50 complete so I could put it on my 65 but it is just sitting here. I also saw one at a swapmeet for $300 so $350 isn't bad.

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posted 07-05-2005 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Simon dug it out of the depths of the M&M basement.


I just did a search on myself, and this is the oldest post listed in this forum from me. Interesting, huh? Particularly how easily we get sidetracked from one discussion to, ahem, another.

So, 4 years later, I still am in need of a rear window defogger, although I don't drive the fastback much anymore.

I still look for them occassionally and think it might have been quite a deal to grab that one 4 years ago for $350.

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sigtauenus
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posted 07-05-2005 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You wanna know what is even scarier? I just found this thread on page 2 of a GOOGLE search for "68 mustang fastback rear window defogger!!"

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mustangs68
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posted 07-05-2005 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I'll bet you will think twice now what you say huh

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posted 07-05-2005 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm older, wiser and foggier of memory now than I was when this thread started but ... I think I gave up on the search for a defogger when I found they could only be fitted on cars without trap doors. Is that right??? If it is, the trap door (useless as it is) is a cooler option than the defogger ... maybe!

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posted 07-05-2005 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, that just means one of the power restomod companies needs to come out with a new gee-whiz aftermarket one that looks crappy, doesn't work at that good, and costs the same as what you could find an original for!

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posted 07-05-2005 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember in the 60-70's you could buy a cheap auto fan with rubber blades at Pep Boys.
Mount that in the back,hard wire it a switch on the dash,ther' you go,,defogger

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posted 07-05-2005 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting idea, now just to find a fiberglass panel to custom cut a hole in it and rig up a fan. Should be easy enough. Although I'll never do it, car will be garaged from now on won't be foggy in the morning coming out of the garage.

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posted 07-05-2005 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ya know what Sam...

You have to get back to work,your thinking to much

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posted 07-07-2005 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a choice, really choice!! 68 GT fastback featured in the latest MMonthly. It has the defogger but it doesn't show. Way back when, there was another one featured in MMonthly. Cool option! $350!!

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posted 07-07-2005 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I remember correctly that auction end somewhere in the $900s

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posted 07-08-2005 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 68 S-code GT:
If I remember correctly that auction end somewhere in the $900s


I'll second that!

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posted 07-11-2005 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red68fastback   Click Here to Email Red68fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!!! My 68 fastback has a factory installed rear window defogger...I didn't know that it was that rare of an option. Come to think of it, I haven't ever seen one in any other 68 fastback besides mine. Oh well, I'm more concerned about how good it runs and looks anyway and not how rare any of the options she's got on her....

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posted 07-12-2005 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Wow!!! My 68 fastback has a factory installed rear window defogger...

Iíve only seen one in person and that was in a car that happened to park next to me a swap meet about 15 years ago. Does yours work? Iím curious as to how strong the airflow is from the unit.

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posted 07-12-2005 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red68fastback   Click Here to Email Red68fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey 68 S-code. Yeah, my rear defogger works great...it won't blow your hat off by no means, but it you can put your hand at the top of the rear window and feel the air flow pretty well.

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posted 07-12-2005 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Red68fastback:
Hey 68 S-code. Yeah, my rear defogger works great...it won't blow your hat off by no means, but it you can put your hand at the top of the rear window and feel the air flow pretty well.

Do you happen to have a folddown seat?

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Hey Sigtauenus.....yeah, my car has a fold down seat in it with the rear defogger, plus it's got the trap door in the back. The defogger in the trunk side looks kind of like a small squirrel cage fan connected to a duct the runs up agains the backside of the upper metal trim piece that is against the back window. This piece from the inside of the car, has three long rounded end openings with wire mesh covering them. The center one is the one that puts the air out. This is all connected to a defogger switch that is mounted under my dash right beside the upper part of the console. The switch has a black knob that says "DEFOG" and has a high and low speed. Hope this helps some of you guys out.....

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posted 07-13-2005 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wow, sounds like a pretty cool set-up. Any chance of getting you to post or email some pics from both sides?

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posted 07-13-2005 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like some photos of that for my website
www.1968mustang.org


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posted 07-15-2005 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You don't know how convenient that post was, Sam. I don't have your site bookmarked (a mistake I will fix momentarily) and I've been googling for it all morning.

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posted 07-15-2005 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my site..LOL just put in 1968 Mustang should be in the #1 listed.

URL may throw you as it a geocities listing.
Easier to get two hits than one when using both URLs


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