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MidLifCrisis
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posted 12-16-2001 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just seen a heavy gauge stamped steel plate that bolted directly over the top of the gas tank of 65-73 Mustangs. I have seen ads for the one that bolts behind the backseat, but does anyone know where I can find this type? Thanks, Charlie

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-18-2001 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was in one of the recent Mustang magazines. I'll find it in a little bit.

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-18-2001 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the one that goes over the tank. It weighs 27 lbs and comes with the hardware. It is in my 68 cv not installed. Perfect fit. The other one is OK for cpes. Jim Smart at M&Fords installed BOTH in his 67 cpe-probably 'cause he got them both to do the article. I got it at the Antioch Mustang Stable in Mesa, Az. 602-357-1006. It's a little pricey but not when you consider the quality of the piece and cost to make- for an item that is not hi-volume. It wont keep the car from getting totaled in a hard hit, but it's strong enough to deflect it and keep the gas from getting inside of car. I paid 160.

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AKBOSSMAN
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Registered: Oct 2000

posted 12-21-2001 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mellowyellow:
I have the one that goes over the tank. It weighs 27 lbs ......... I paid 160.

Good for traction I guess.

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beachbum
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posted 12-22-2001 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw one [18 gage steel] on ebay with a starting bid of $64.95.

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beachbum
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posted 12-22-2001 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Charlie, I miss read your post. The one on ebay bolts over the gas tank.

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289 Rod
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posted 12-23-2001 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I have bought one of the panels that goes behind the seat. You can weld or bolt it in your car. It is sold by Canadian Mustang. Here is their US toll free number: 1-866-717-7711. I got mine about 2 years ago for about 70 dollars. Easy install

http://www.canadianmustang.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BigRed2000&Category_Code=Rear+seat+divider+panel

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 12-23-2001 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all for your responses. May you all have a great Christmas. Charlie

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CharlieB
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posted 12-26-2001 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CharlieB   Click Here to Email CharlieB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie I put one on my 68 convertble and it took about two hours. Go to this web site and get all the details www.tankarmor.com

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