Brought to you in part by:

.


Tools and Supplies at Eastwood

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  68 coat hook confusion

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   68 coat hook confusion
Fastback68
Gearhead

Posts: 1272
From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 03-01-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you juggle between Osborn's body manual and interior manual, the coat hooks jump around -- either just behind the seatbelt attachment, or way up front, where they are used to hang the seatbelts out of the way. Then there's a picture (although I'm danged if I can find it now) in which the hooks are behind the seatbelts and up front there are wire retainers. I have these wire retainers on one of my cars, but both of them have the right screw holes. They're both fastbacks. Also, there's some mumbo jumbo in Osborn's about parts being revised.
Does anyone know the story? Where do you have your coat hooks? Do you have the wire retainers? Is this a date thing, or maybe a fastback / coupe thing?
Thanks!
Simon

IP: Logged

68 S-code GT
Gearhead

Posts: 832
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 03-01-2002 10:42 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
I'm not sure what is ment by right screw holes, but all of my cars had the coat hook in the back.

IP: Logged

Fastback68
Gearhead

Posts: 1272
From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 03-01-2002 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By "right screw holes" I mean two holes side by side (very close) up front which hold the wire retainers. They're actually not up front, they're about a foot in front of the seat belt attachment, in the same place where many of the pics in Osborn's show the coat hooks -- which, incidentally, only use one screw.

IP: Logged

68 S-code GT
Gearhead

Posts: 832
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 03-04-2002 02:09 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
That?s where the wire thingy mounts to hold the shoulder harness up and out of the way if equipped with them. I saw some thing somewhere that said that they were mandatory after a certain date, but where was it. I?ll look at mine when I get home to see if the wire things have one or two screws in them.

IP: Logged

bibbs68
Gearhead

Posts: 876
From: Jackson, TN
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 03-04-2002 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My coupe has the wire retainers up front with two screws each and no coat hooks. My car was built in April if that helps you out any.

IP: Logged

mustangs68
Moderator

Posts: 16475
From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 03-04-2002 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I ever get home before dark I'll get a photo of mine.
sam

IP: Logged

Fastback68
Gearhead

Posts: 1272
From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 03-04-2002 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just had a thought ... da dah! It stands to reason that most/all mid-year changes (if this actually happened) in 1968 would be to replace parts that began being used in '67 or earlier.
Any '67 owners reading this? Do you have coat hooks and/or wire retainers? How are they positioned?

IP: Logged

68 S-code GT
Gearhead

Posts: 832
From: Sayreville, NJ, US
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 03-05-2002 07:36 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
Well, I looked at my one car that came with the shoulder belt and the wire hanger was about a foot or more toward the front of the car ahead of the belt attachment point. I don?t know if the two screws are correct as one of the previous owners replaced the headliner, but the car originally came with the deluxe seatbelt option. They are held in by two screws each and the coat hook was mounted to the rear of the attachment point. My FB did not have these belts originally but I installed them. There was a small X imprinted into the sheet metal if I remember correctly. These belts were originally optional but I think they became standard after a certain date. I?m still looking for the literature I had that said something to the matter. Also all of the 67s that I?ve owned had the coat hook in the same spot as the 68s. To the rear of where the attachment point would be.

------------------
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
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[The M&M Gearhead Gear Store]

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronym Guide][Calendar of Events][Chat Room][Classified Ads] [Links]

[Members' Photos] [M&M Mug Shots] [Technical Articles][Ford Parts Number Deciphering

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Advertise on Mustangsandmore.com] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts]