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Did You Dodge a Bullitt ?
Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, November 23, 2018 2:08 PM

Oh My ;

   Marcus , Pretty car . Now would you mind a constructive comment on the build ?

 What I have is simple .

     One; No Gills next to the headlights . My real one has them .

     Two; The vents at the rear quarters are more prominent on mine .

     Three , the fender line drops over the false vent on the side . It shouldn't .

  Pros , One , love the color , it's dead on .

           Two , your treatise on building the  wheels was awesome !

           Three , the comments on the distributer were great . Nice photo on how to do this .

            All in all , a winner in my  book !!

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:42 PM

oldcarguy

     One; No Gills next to the headlights . My real one has them.

 

This really bothered me to the point that I had to ask.  Just what year is your Mustang?  If it does have gills next to the headlights, then it is not a '68 Mustang.  The gills were on the '64 1/2 through '66 Mustangs.  The Mustangs were redesigned for '67 on a slightly larger chassis and the gills were eliminated and the side scoops were redesigned. 

I must agree with you on Marcos Cruz's Bullitt Mustang...it's a winner!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:16 PM

My old gal;

 Now that you mention it , is a 68 . Where the Gills came from I couldn't say , but they were on the car when I bought it New . The front end has never been damaged or repaired to my knowledge . Now the back end .Two episodes . stopped at a red .The ones behind didn't stop in time .

   What I am aware of is this .In some regions certain features either were added or deleted . Maybe it was supposed to be some regional Stang' and never went to that region ?

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 30, 2018 5:02 PM

First, I am not a "gal".  I'm a guy!  I may be old, but I am a guy!!!

Second, I have never seen, locally or in picture form, a '68 Mustang with gills on the sides of the grille.  I am not saying they don't exist, just that I have never seen one.  Is it a regional feature?  That's a good question as there have been a few regional Mustangs and other Fords that I have seen, but I have never seen one with gills on the grille.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 7:13 AM

mrmike

I have never seen, locally or in picture form, a '68 Mustang with gills on the sides of the grille. I am not saying they don't exist, just that I have never seen one.

I'm curious about this as well. After reading this thread I did some looking around and haven't been able to find a photo of any post-'66 first gen with headlight gills.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, December 02, 2018 7:24 AM

mrmike

First, I am not a "gal".  I'm a guy!  I may be old, but I am a guy!!!

Second, I have never seen, locally or in picture form, a '68 Mustang with gills on the sides of the grille.  I am not saying they don't exist, just that I have never seen one.  Is it a regional feature?  That's a good question as there have been a few regional Mustangs and other Fords that I have seen, but I have never seen one with gills on the grille.

 

Me thinks he was calling his car "old gal" not you sir.

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Posted by streetrod on Sunday, December 02, 2018 9:34 PM

The only Mustang of that similar shape with "gills" next to the headlights is the 1970 model.

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Posted by Bluesman Mark on Monday, December 03, 2018 6:00 PM

The reason nobody has seen a post 1966 Mustang with headlight gills, even as a regional variant, is because there are none. Regional dealer special Mustangs, (such as the California Special), used parts from the Mustang parts bin designed to fit that particular year/bodystyle, such as side scoops, tail lights & the like.

If it wasn't in the parts bin for something like a Shelby Mustang, especially once A.O. Smith took over Shelby production in 68, when it was transferred from California to Detroit at Ford's behest, or wasn't some custom tape/decal/stripe that the dealer could come up with, then it didn't make it on the car. The original topic starter is simply mistaken, nothing more or less.

Remember, "good enough" can always be better. Refusal to improve is just an acceptance of your own mediocrity.

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Posted by mark taylor on Monday, December 03, 2018 9:26 PM

Yeah, Otis....Life must be so hard for you when truth and facts turn up.

Former MCA judge here. Your quibbles don't apply and you did not, I REPEAT, did not buy a 1968 Mustang with trim in the headlight doors. 

PLEASE  go shoot some pictures to prove me wrong.

Poor Otis dead and gone. Left me here to sing his song. Pretty little girl with a red dress on, Poor Otis dead and gone...

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Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 3:49 PM

Perhaps a shot of our family '67, bought new by Mom in November 1966, might be of some use to this discussion?

Those headlight nacelles were unchanged for '68. What you see here is representative of just about any non-Shelby '67-'68 Mustang as stock from the factory.

Here's a picture of some '68 or other from the interwebs (out of hundreds to appear instantaneously in a quick, rude search), to drive home the point. 

If you'll pardon the expression.

* Over 500,000 Rivets *

Yeah. That one.

http://tiredoldmodelingcliches.blogspot.com

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