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Ken&Shell
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posted 10-16-2002 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys. Just picked up a 68 mustang.

Anyone care to decode her for he tag was very hard to read. But this is what I think it says. 8T010197010

It's all faded out and that's what it looks like is stamped there. It had GT350 on side but I think someone might have stuck it there. who knows..

Thanks.

Shell

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Fastback68
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posted 10-16-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it's definitely a '68! And it was made in Metuchen, NJ. And it's a hard top. The mystery digit is the fifth one, the one you think is "0". That's your engine code. Could it be a C? That would make it a 289 2V. The rest of the number is the order number from the factory, including Falcons and Fairlanes.

[This message has been edited by Fastback68 (edited 10-16-2002).]

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posted 10-16-2002 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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capri man
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posted 10-16-2002 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey shell, how are your puppies??
sorry guys, inside joke!!!

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA 1968 Fastback & 1995 Vert MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 10-16-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well this guy & gal has CLASS!
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capri man
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posted 10-16-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yup!!

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GypsyR
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posted 10-17-2002 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypsyR   Click Here to Email GypsyR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm. Look through the windshield
at the PASSENGER side of the dashboard and see if the VIN there is more readable.
Don't ask why Ford put it there. It's a 68-only thing.

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Fastymz
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posted 10-17-2002 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 68 J/K.
Congrats on the new car.

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mustangs68
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posted 10-17-2002 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't ask why Ford put it there. It's a 68-only thing.

Its because we'er so dang Special..shoot anyone can have the VIN on the wrong side...

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Ken&Shell
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posted 10-17-2002 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's where I found that one.. That was the only one I could find. I will look and see if it was a C and not an 0. It is in fairly good condition, all original body panels.. Definately needs some interior work. But she runs.. Needs a carb rebuild kit but that's to be expected. I will try to snag the Digital and take a pic.

And Mike, those puppies are just fine, thank you.. Good luck this weekend..

Shell

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Ken&Shell
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posted 10-20-2002 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for help guys.. It is a C.. Found the tag under the hood and it was more readible there. It appears she still has the 289 in it from factory. All in all, I think I got a sweet little car here..


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Moneymaker
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posted 10-20-2002 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now you can be another 68 owning 65 wannabee Shell.

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Ken&Shell
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posted 10-21-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah you are right Alex. But the price was right!!

Oh and it was factory lime green.. Yuck!

Shell

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Ken&Shell
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posted 10-21-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know I replied to this earlier.. But Where did it go???

Oh well,, Yes Alex, you are right!! But you have to start somewhere...

The Original color on the car was Lime Green.. YUCK... who's idea was that?

Shell

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