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    1968 Headrests

    Hey, finally one I can answer! :) On the '69 headrests there is a release clip. You need to remove the seat back to get to it. Then pry up the clip and pull the headrest all the way out. The headrest shaft has 3 grooves in it for 3 levels of height adjustment. But the last groove is deeper...
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    1968 side scoop removal

    @DanTeets - The decals arrived today safe and sound. Again, thank you so much!
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    1968 Prepping for media blasting

    We made more progress today. Separated the C4 transmission from the engine. Then stripped off the engine accessories to get ready for some serious degreasing. One area that was a bit of a shock was the cooling system. Lots of scale and rust in there. And while taking off the 5/8" bypass hose...
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    1968 Front suspension rebuild - current wisdom?

    Looks like they have "no products currently available" on their web site. I'll check back later to see if it's a temp issue. I didn't realize Mustang Plus was bought out. Looks like it happened in March 2021
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    1968 Front suspension rebuild - current wisdom?

    I was considering this. I did it to my '67 Cougar years ago and my recollection is lowering the upper control arm 1" resulted in the whole front end of the car coming down about 1/2". I'm definitely not about the road race ;) but I do agree the stance on our Mustangs looks much better with the...
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    Workin hard

    I don't know. I think that shop floor is way too clean! ;)
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    1968 side scoop removal

    Thanks Marty! I knew that, but had forgotten. (Obviously my memory is going because I wrote basically that in the "how to identify" section of this site) :rolleyes: Was the GT/CS scoop stripe applied at the factory or dealer?
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    1968 side scoop removal

    Actually Dan Teets is already sending me a pair of decals. But thank you so much Marty for the offer! David (@di81977) also offered to send me some. This group is truly amazing! I post photos of my scoops and 3 separate people jump to help me out. Thank you to everyone for your generosity and...
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    1968 Front suspension rebuild - current wisdom?

    So what's the current wisdom on replacing stock front suspension parts? Are there certain brands to look for? Is Moog still making decent parts? How about Drake? For the upper control arms, is there anything wrong with keeping my stock arms and just replacing the control arm shaft and ball...
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    1968 side scoop removal

    A few more photos of my scoops for posterity. The "rain holes" or "drain grooves" or whatever you want to call them, are not identical between my two scoops. They aren't exactly the same size and aren't in the same spot. This tells me they were not in the mold, but drilled or notched after...
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    For Sale 1968 GT/CS side scoops w/inserts NOS

    I can't say for sure, but my unrestored HCS scoops have them. I just took them off for the first time a week or so ago (see my photo above) Also, in Paul Newitt's "Recognition Guide & Owner's Manual" on page 107, there's a photo in the bottom right corner that appears to also show this "drain...
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    For Sale 1968 GT/CS side scoops w/inserts NOS

    I can't quite tell from the photos. Do these scoops have a small "drain gap" (for lack of better term) like the photo below shows?
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    '70 Convertible finished

    Done. No problem! Looks great. Do you have more photos? How long did that take you?
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    1968 Prepping for media blasting

    Well, we pulled the engine and transmission today. It's been 25+ years since I've done this, but it all pretty much came back to me. Took about 5.5 hrs with the help of my son and one of his friends. Not as fast as I hoped, but not terrible. Exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe bolts took a good...
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    1968 Prepping for media blasting

    Here's a photo of a scoop where the witness line is pretty much non-existent. It's either an aftermarket scoop or an original that's been sanded down as Arlie pointed out. And here are some photos of the witness line on one of my original (never repainted) scoops.
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    1968 side scoop removal

    Mine appears drilled, which is also what Paul writes in the Recognition Guide (pg 107)
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    1968 side scoop removal

    Which center hole?
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    1968 side scoop removal

    Yes, it appears to be. Never noticed it until I had the scoops off.
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    For Sale White GTCS J-Code GT Survivor

    Interesting. White exterior with a Saddle interior. Not sure I've seen that combo in person. I wish they had a few more photos posted. Yeah, nice options; factory headrests, 8-track, tilt steering, GT, PS, AC, lower console.
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    1968 side scoop removal

    Success! I drilled a small pilot hole to see how close I was to guessing where the stud was, then drilled the final hole with a 1" hole saw. A 3/4" hole saw probably would have worked just fine as well, but 1" was what I had on hand. The nut on the scoop takes a 7/16" socket. Pics below for...
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