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Actually some factories (it probably is an east coast car) had the stampings in 2 spots, one was exposed. But still had the dash tag (68 on)


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If it is missing, then Kevin Marti can make you a new one, however if you can find the old one it will save you quite a bit of coin.


Not a '68 dash VIN tag, door/warranty tags yes. Pretty sure Marti gave up doing VIN tags quite a few years back after one bozo tired to rebody a car with a new Marti tag.

I used Tags Back East recently, they made a really nice repro (not quite as perfect, missing a makers mark stamp on the underside that Marti replicated) as one I got from Marti about 10 years ago before the stopped,

www.datatags.com/

They are not cheap, I think mine was $300 USD or so to my door. But few make them.

Maybe Marti started making them again, but the last time I asked a couple years ago, no dice...

(and on all my 68s the fender VIN is nowhere near the cutout, gotta move the fender to see them)

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mert wrote
If it is missing, then Kevin Marti can make you a new one, however if you can find the old one it will save you quite a bit of coin.


Not a '68 dash VIN tag, door/warranty tags yes. Pretty sure Marti gave up doing VIN tags quite a few years back after one bozo tired to rebody a car with a new Marti tag.

I used Tags Back East recently, they made a really nice repro (not quite as perfect, missing a makers mark stamp on the underside that Marti replicated) as one I got from Marti about 10 years ago before the stopped,

www.datatags.com/

They are not cheap, I think mine was $300 USD or so to my door. But few make them.

Maybe Marti started making them again, but the last time I asked a couple years ago, no dice...

(and on all my 68s the fender VIN is nowhere near the cutout, gotta move the fender to see them)

HTH


Kevin still does them, they just take a long while to have them done (lots of checks & balances) & he also waits until he has a bunch to do as they take time to set up. He did one for me (actually mikes68 convertible) a while back. Kevin & his family have been friends of ours since just after he started in business.

Some of the early east coast cars had the stamped VIN exposed, I think this car was one of them as I can just make out some scratching in one of the pictures. Nothing in the Mustang world is an absolute, I have seen VIN's with engine codes missing, stamped in the "wrong" spot etc ...... They were producing up to 700 cars a day at some plants (usually 500 +), things go wrong.

An example of "different" cars, I had a 69 San Jose hardtop in my shed a week ago that was a day one produced car. It had a lot of items on that car that were not there later on, including where the VIN was stamped.


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Ok, that is a change. Or a F&F setup, as they flat refused to do one for me a few years ago.

And yes, nothing on these cars is absolute (well, maybe a mustang badge somewhere is!) just noting the cutouts are commonly not aligned to the VIN.


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Have you had a look from the underside of the apron/s?


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mert wrote

(and on all my 68s the fender VIN is nowhere near the cutout, gotta move the fender to see them)
HTH


What a PITA... so every year for rego, you could potentially have to move a fender if they want to eyeball the VIN.

The problem as I see it with the other tags is that they aren't "permanent", and I remember my rego buddy always wanting to see the stamped VIN (particularly for blueslips) rather than the riveted on ones.


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Have you had a look from the underside of the apron/s?


Spot on Nuts, that how we did it today.


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Well I spent 4 hours with the engineer today and in the effort of trying to keep this as brief as I can we have good and bad news. The bad news is that we have more work to do before I get a pass mark. The good news is that it seems it is nothing too major. The other good news is that he allowed me to drive the car back to Jeff's so I did my first 27km's and lets just say while it was a drive full of nervouseness you could not wipe the smile off my face. I was worried that after 6 years, what if I just didn't like driving it. Well that concern is completely gone. I f'n love it. Yeah baby.

So the list below is what is needed to get the necessary paperwork.

Handbrake on the driver's side not engaging enough. Close inspection found a grub screw missing and the cable is sliding. Easy fix
No high beam light. Easy fix
No rear bump stops. Easy fix
105db. Needs to be 96db. A bit of work needed but we all know........fixable.
No windscreen washers (ran the gauntlet on this one and he picked it up). Little bit of work but again easy enough fix
Fuel pump is mounted behind the rear wheel to the inside body. He needs a shield on it so rocks and crap don't flick onto it. Actually I have a better fix, fuck the piece of shit Holley blue off as I fucking hate it and put a new fuel pump in that doesn't sound like a fucking jack hammer and move it to near the full tank. Fixed and thank fuck for that.
Inhibited switch in the shifter is a piece of shite. You can start the car in Reverse. Not good obviously. Piss it off and Jeff has another option. Easy enough fix.
While he says my brakes are excellent, there is too much brake in the rear. Took it for a drive and locked it up and the rear steps out. Not good obviously. Fix...Spoke to Kerry and install a proportional valve to adjust the front/rear bias. Again easy fix but a bit of work needed.

That's about it apart form a few things not worth mentioning.

Oh, washed the car, hope you enjoy the pics




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Bloody fantastic cage, well done mate.

BTW, you still need to send me a text with some info I need, remember? Poke


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Well done guy's, and Cage thats not a list mate.
A year or so ago you had a list, now you just have a couple of things to work on over the weekend.
Really well done mate, congrats to you and all those involved.


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Cage,
Congrats it looks magnificent.
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Do you have the bump stops for the rear (I assume). If no, then I have some & can drop them over next week.


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Beaudy!!


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Cool stuff. List is not bad at all. Some of the items would have been on your list any way.
Put a balance pipe in that will help drop the noise and insert a temporary baffle into the system and she should pass the noise factor. Good work. Most importantly you liked the drive back - so cool and very good news.


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Cage,
Great photo and stance, what number plates are we looking at getting for the work of art?
Cheers,
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