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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 11:42:33 AM »

A code gt  receive an 8" reared? Specific to 66 model year.

No, I'm talking about the plate welded to the chassis.  An A code had an 8" rear, but the same rear unibody dual exhaust build-up was used for K codes and A code GT's

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2017, 01:00:11 PM »

 It may be difficult for some to comprehend , but these cars were not as valuable back then.  You bought the K to get the "good stuff " and modified it from there to what you wanted.  I had a '66 Shelby in the 1700's (vin) that was done in a similar fashion. Straight axle , mile high, etc. You would not know the car today as it looks totally stock. Value justifies the rework/rebuild.   
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2017, 07:59:27 PM »

No, I'm talking about the plate welded to the chassis.  An A code had an 8" rear, but the same rear unibody dual exhaust build-up was used for K codes and A code GT's
you are thinking of the wrong part, the rebound plate directly above the rear end Is 9" unique, only 9" used in a 65/66 was the k code.

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2017, 10:42:24 PM »

For the record, when the original thread URL address no longer produces an Craigslist ad.

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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2017, 05:55:17 AM »

It may be difficult for some to comprehend , but these cars were not as valuable back then.  You bought the K to get the "good stuff " and modified it from there to what you wanted.  I had a '66 Shelby in the 1700's (vin) that was done in a similar fashion. Straight axle , mile high, etc. You would not know the car today as it looks totally stock. Value justifies the rework/rebuild.   
      Randy
Iím with you. I was just thinking by todayís market of the value a K Code and on top of that, a FB, it would be a waste. Looks like it hasnít seen any action in years.

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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2017, 07:45:47 AM »

 My guess is an easy 25-30 to make it look stock on top of 20 to buy it so you could "break even"?  Now the extra 80-100 in the value of a Shebly would justify that or more and still be able to turn a profit (if so inclined). Back in the day , we enjoyed them , never thinking they would be as valuable as they are today. Heck we thought the "muscle car era" would never end. The government fixed that.

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2017, 08:22:15 AM »

 
20 to buy it???
YIKES! are you out of your mind?!?!

(GT350HR--no disrespect intended - Chug a Lug -/s/Steve)

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2017, 10:10:11 AM »

you are thinking of the wrong part, the rebound plate directly above the rear end Is 9" unique, only 9" used in a 65/66 was the k code.

If you're talking about the piece that bolts to the rear diff, then sure, but the plate welded into the chassis above is the same on a K code or A code GT.  There may be minor differences, but it is squared off on both, not rounded like on single exhaust cars.

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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 10:19:46 AM »

If you're talking about the piece that bolts to the rear diff, then sure, but the plate welded into the chassis above is the same on a K code or A code GT.  There may be minor differences, but it is squared off on both, not rounded like on single exhaust cars.
Exhaust has nothing to do with it. A code gt in 66 has an 8 in rear end. The rubber snubber mounts in the rebound plate on the body for an 8 in. The rubber snubber mounts on the 9 inch and the rebound plate on the body is physically different between the 8/9 rear ends. I will look and try to find some pics if I can.

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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2017, 11:59:06 AM »

Exhaust has nothing to do with it. A code gt in 66 has an 8 in rear end. The rubber snubber mounts in the rebound plate on the body for an 8 in. The rubber snubber mounts on the 9 inch and the rebound plate on the body is physically different between the 8/9 rear ends. I will look and try to find some pics if I can.

Guessing you haven't worked on 65-66 GT cars before.

First pic in bare metal is a '66 A code GT fastback

Second pic in original primer is a '66 GT350



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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2017, 01:24:06 PM »

 
20 to buy it???
YIKES! are you out of your mind?!?!

(GT350HR--no disrespect intended - Chug a Lug -/s/Steve)

       None taken!  Honestly if I had the ability to do body work , and it wasn't 3,500 miles away, I would consider it. You get a couple grand back it selling race parts, buy a few things like a dash , some rear wheel openings , a rear valance and a hood with that money . Do the body work , then the interior.  Restore the engine and throw on some styled steel wheels. I could see high thirtys , low fortys. Maybe 5-10 grand profit. I'd call myself a "wheeler dealer"  Hysterical Where's Edd China when you need him?

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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2017, 01:39:13 PM »

Guessing you haven't worked on 65-66 GT cars before.

First pic in bare metal is a '66 A code GT fastback

Second pic in original primer is a '66 GT350
I agree both rebound plates as pictured are for the 9"

of the last 4 a code 5/6 mustangs we have had, have been with 8" build though. don't think I have ever seen a 5/6 a code with a 9" (possible gt vs non gt option?) maybe other members will chime in.

I do believe seeing a 9" with a 67 a code build.


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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2017, 01:45:11 PM »

       None taken!  Honestly if I had the ability to do body work , and it wasn't 3,500 miles away, I would consider it. You get a couple grand back it selling race parts, buy a few things like a dash , some rear wheel openings , a rear valance and a hood with that money . Do the body work , then the interior.  Restore the engine and throw on some styled steel wheels. I could see high thirtys , low fortys. Maybe 5-10 grand profit. I'd call myself a "wheeler dealer"  Hysterical Where's Edd China when you need him?

Shoot, Richard over at Gas Monkey would buy that for $35K, dump in another $50K easy, and take it to Auction selling it for a whopping $25K.

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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2017, 07:01:06 PM »

I agree both rebound plates as pictured are for the 9"

of the last 4 a code 5/6 mustangs we have had, have been with 8" build though. don't think I have ever seen a 5/6 a code with a 9" (possible gt vs non gt option?) maybe other members will chime in.

I do believe seeing a 9" with a 67 a code build.


The plate in the chassis started as a 9" K code thing only, but when A code GT's started being produced (March '65), the same rear structure was used since it had all the dual exhaust reinforcements.  You won't find that style plate on a non-GT A code, since those were all single exhaust.  65-66 A codes came with 8" rear, regardless if they were GT's or not.

So, coming full circle, as I previously stated, the rebound plate does not mandate the car was a K code, it could also have been an A code GT... if the car was manufactured after GT's were first made.



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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2017, 07:09:39 PM »

Interesting, that's the beauty of a forum with respectful members. Tired of reading the crap on FB! PeelOut

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