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Title: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: hertzz350 on February 22, 2021, 07:20:37 AM
My car #6s689 has the rubber battery post protector attached with staples. I have noticed that some were attached with plastic pins. When was the change over? Did they start with the staples then switch to plastic pins, or the other way around?
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: greekz on February 22, 2021, 10:38:27 AM
6S1134 has 3 staples holding the pad.  The pad does have holes for pins.  An early February 1966 build at San Jose(a guess).

Greek
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: 6R07mi on February 22, 2021, 01:01:19 PM
Nov 1965 SJ build, staples over push pin holes

jim p
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: jk66gt350 on February 22, 2021, 02:16:00 PM
6S1575 has the plastic pins only.  2nd or 3rd week of March 66 Ford production from what I have been able to determine.
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: J_Speegle on February 22, 2021, 03:47:40 PM
At San Jose they started with staples then moved to the plastic "rivets" or plugs. Based on research the change over took place between 6R164xxx and 6R172xxx. Change over appears to be approx during Feb 1966. The use of the prepunched shields does not coincide exactly with the change over to the prepunched inner fender panels around the time of change over

This where using Mustang examples really increases the number of unrestored and unrepaired examples to better focus changes shared by them as well as Shelbys

Thread on the CMF related to the running change

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30 (http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30)

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on February 22, 2021, 06:56:54 PM
1431 had plastic  pins only
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Doug C on February 22, 2021, 07:54:23 PM
988 has the staples, however, majority of the rubber is gone.  Just the staples are there with little pieces of rubber.  Any idea if this piece is being reproduced?  Thanks
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: jk66gt350 on February 22, 2021, 08:59:33 PM
I noticed a repo version last time I was on the Virginia Classic Mustang site.  https://www.virginiaclassicmustang.com/66-BATTERY-POST-TO-FENDER-RUBBER-SHIELD-P1181.aspx  I assume other Mustang parts vendors may carry these as well. 
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: J_Speegle on February 22, 2021, 09:16:58 PM
I noticed a repo version last time I was on the Virginia Classic Mustang site.  https://www.virginiaclassicmustang.com/66-BATTERY-POST-TO-FENDER-RUBBER-SHIELD-P1181.aspx  I assume other Mustang parts vendors may carry these as well.

He may be looking for the early version without the holes. Looks like an easy piece to make if that is the one needed for the specific application
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Britton on February 22, 2021, 11:23:21 PM
At San Jose they started with staples then moved to the plastic "rivets" or plugs. Based on research the change over took place between 6R164xxx and 6R172xxx. Change over appears to be approx during Feb 1966. The use of the prepunched shields does not coincide exactly with the change over to the prepunched inner fender panels around the time of change over

This where using Mustang examples really increases the number of unrestored and unrepaired examples to better focus changes shared by them as well as Shelbys

Thread on the CMF related to the running change

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30 (http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30)

Hope this helps

If itís helpful, the 66 San Jose fastback I owned had the riveted rubber pad. VIN was 6R09K168XXX which falls right in the transition period.
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Bob Gaines on February 22, 2021, 11:28:33 PM
At San Jose they started with staples then moved to the plastic "rivets" or plugs. Based on research the change over took place between 6R164xxx and 6R172xxx. Change over appears to be approx during Feb 1966. The use of the prepunched shields does not coincide exactly with the change over to the prepunched inner fender panels around the time of change over

This where using Mustang examples really increases the number of unrestored and unrepaired examples to better focus changes shared by them as well as Shelbys

Thread on the CMF related to the running change

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30 (http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30)

Hope this helps

If itís helpful, the 66 San Jose fastback I owned had the riveted rubber pad. VIN was 6R09K168XXX which falls right in the transition period.
Most likely meant stapled and not riveted right?
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Britton on February 23, 2021, 01:16:44 AM
At San Jose they started with staples then moved to the plastic "rivets" or plugs. Based on research the change over took place between 6R164xxx and 6R172xxx. Change over appears to be approx during Feb 1966. The use of the prepunched shields does not coincide exactly with the change over to the prepunched inner fender panels around the time of change over

This where using Mustang examples really increases the number of unrestored and unrepaired examples to better focus changes shared by them as well as Shelbys

Thread on the CMF related to the running change

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30 (http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30)

Hope this helps

If itís helpful, the 66 San Jose fastback I owned had the riveted rubber pad. VIN was 6R09K168XXX which falls right in the transition period.
Most likely meant stapled and not riveted right?

It had the plastic rivets not staples.
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: J_Speegle on February 23, 2021, 05:00:13 AM
If itís helpful, the 66 San Jose fastback I owned had the riveted rubber pad. VIN was 6R09K168XXX which falls right in the transition period.

Thanks - very helpful since it is one that I didn't have and its the Ford VIN. Have two examples with higher sequential number than yours with staples  Had a fair number of the ones already posted in the study.

Just wish we had real build dates for the 65-66. Sure would make these surveys more exact like we can do for 67- up cars
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Bob Gaines on February 23, 2021, 11:30:24 AM
At San Jose they started with staples then moved to the plastic "rivets" or plugs. Based on research the change over took place between 6R164xxx and 6R172xxx. Change over appears to be approx during Feb 1966. The use of the prepunched shields does not coincide exactly with the change over to the prepunched inner fender panels around the time of change over

This where using Mustang examples really increases the number of unrestored and unrepaired examples to better focus changes shared by them as well as Shelbys

Thread on the CMF related to the running change

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30 (http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=14988.30)

Hope this helps

If itís helpful, the 66 San Jose fastback I owned had the riveted rubber pad. VIN was 6R09K168XXX which falls right in the transition period.
Most likely meant stapled and not riveted right?

It had the plastic rivets not staples.
Sorry ,I am used to hearing them referred to as plastic pins . When you said riveted that didn't correlate. Just different terminology .The added word "plastic" confirmed in my mind what you were talking about.  No worries.
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: gt350hr on February 23, 2021, 11:54:27 AM
 477 does not have a pad or holes there. Yes , original apron.
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: Rocket on February 23, 2021, 01:44:43 PM
550 has staples. Ron
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: SFM66H on February 23, 2021, 06:56:25 PM
Here is 6S1615's original San Jose assembly line battery post shield and plastic push pins.
It was shipped to Hi-Performance Motors on 3/31/66:

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/52-230221185025.jpeg)
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: 6S280 on February 24, 2021, 08:38:40 PM
6S280 does not have a rubber pad or any signs of staple holes or holes for the plastic pins.  Original apron dated either 9 22.
Title: Re: Battery post rubber piece
Post by: JD on March 07, 2021, 01:37:07 PM
6S2069 (SJ) Late April build...pad with plastic rivets