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Old 04/02/2015, 10:36 AM   #1
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Ebay: 1968 Mustang GT/CS Original/Used Early Fiberglass Trunk Lid

Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania
Price: $648 (starting bid)

I saw this on ebay being sold by Branda Performance. It states it is an 'early' fiberglass trunk lid for a GT/CS since it has the hand laid fiberglass and no trunk lid light. I had never heard of 'early hand laid fiberglass' on the '68 Shelby or GT/CSs, but could this be one of the '67 or early '68 convertible Shelby prototype trunklids?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Mustang...16.m2518.l4276

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Old 04/03/2015, 08:29 AM   #2
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I checked my Feb 5 built GT/CS, and it also has the rough texture in the triangles on the bottom. I learned something new today.

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Old 04/03/2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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Does it have the hole for the light?
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Old 04/03/2015, 12:30 PM   #4
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Does it have the hole for the light?
Yes, it does.

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Old 04/04/2015, 10:31 AM   #5
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I sanded on mine. It is rough and I thought they all were this way? Do we have a pick of a smoother one?

Mine also has the hole for the light.

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Old 04/04/2015, 01:39 PM   #6
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Mine, well Don's (vetteslick) that is currently in my possession, has the rough texture and the rectangular hole for the trunk light, but of course, no trunk light.

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Old 04/04/2015, 04:36 PM   #7
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Rob,
here is what the correct texture for the back side of the trunk.

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Old 09/11/2018, 07:47 AM   #8
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Does it have the hole for the light?
Do all the originals have that? I'm looking at another car and the deck lid texture looks right but it doesn't have a circular hole on the passenger side for the trunk light.

I've been searching through the site but can't really find an answer. I see some decklids shown as original that don't have those holes.
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Old 09/11/2018, 08:26 AM   #9
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Itís a rectangular hole that faces the front of the car. As far as I know all deck lids should have the hole, but as with anything Mustang-related I can't swear to it. Ford did some goofy stuff back then.
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Old 09/11/2018, 09:01 AM   #10
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Thanks Arlie. Now I understand. I see that rectangular cutout on the driver side near the trunk latch.

I was thinking about this circular hole referenced in the book. Most of the decklids I've been looking at that I think are original, don't seem to have this circular hole.

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Old 09/11/2018, 11:29 AM   #11
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I just looked at mine. Where the hole is where the wiring is shown, my car has a smaller hole, like the lower one in your picture, 68gulfstream. I believe the larger hole and wiring would be on a Shelby.

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Old 09/11/2018, 02:42 PM   #12
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Mine has an indent in the area where the hole should be.
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Old 09/11/2018, 06:02 PM   #13
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The hole should be on the other side.

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Do all the originals have that? I'm looking at another car and the deck lid texture looks right but it doesn't have a circular hole on the passenger side for the trunk light.

I've been searching through the site but can't really find an answer. I see some decklids shown as original that don't have those holes.
I have a July car and don't have any holes for anything. But it does have the texture.
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I saw this on ebay being sold by Branda Performance. It states it is an 'early' fiberglass trunk lid for a GT/CS since it has the hand laid fiberglass and no trunk lid light. I had never heard of 'early hand laid fiberglass' on the '68 Shelby or GT/CSs, but could this be one of the '67 or early '68 convertible Shelby prototype trunklids?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Mustang...16.m2518.l4276

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Tony Branda sells things that he claims are for Shelby's and CS or HC and states they are correct when they are not. Case in point I asked him a question on E-bay about some fog light covers he was selling, we got into a heated debate because he claimed they were correct and clearly they were not. I guess he got insulted because I called him out and asked me to stop emailing him and I asked him to stop lying. So do your due diligence with that guy.
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