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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 02-21-2002 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
E-bay can be a good photo reference source! I just found these 67 "frame rail tie downs" -- and I also have ONE on my car. It says "Auction for one set of frame rail tie downs used on mustangs and cougars that were transported to their destination via rail car. These pieces were bolted to the rear of the car to chain them down during transport. The dealerships were to remove them upon arrival, but some went untouched. ... Complete your concours restoration with these nice pieces."
Do you think they belong on a concours car? I mean, are they really a PART of the car? I would have thought they belong in the same category as plastic wrapping on seats. Here's the link ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1806414431

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70SportsRoof
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posted 02-21-2002 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it could be either way. My '66 has the original tie downs on it, my '70 doesn't. The way it went was that Ford would give you a credit to return them, it probably wasn't very much which would explain why some dealers left them. It depends on how you want your car. If you are making it like the day it rolled off the line, then they probably should be there, otherwise they could be left off. If you're entering concours resto class then check the rule books and see what they say.

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thedave66
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posted 02-21-2002 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i wondered what those were for, I have both of them on my 66 and they're great for towin broke chevy's around

dave

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-21-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were two sizes of them. Both are for same application. I have a pair of the large and left a small size on a 66 GT cv when I sold it. They were natural metal and not black. Ford wasn't about to paint something like that. They are repo's at 44.95 per pair and a little over 50 for the large. Saw them in one of the catalogs.

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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
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posted 02-22-2002 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thedave66:
i wondered what those were for, I have both of them on my 66 and they're great for towin broke chevy's around

dave


They used them to tie the cars down on shipment to the dealers

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