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8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« on: November 24, 2021, 11:07:32 AM »
I'm looking at this car on Bring a Trailer and the seats appear to be comfortweave to me but not the original style shown on thecoralsnake. Is this the repo confortweave(I know comfortweave isn't correct for a vert)? Thanks. Gary

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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 02:50:03 PM »
Nice looking car, not sure about your question, I had that same car (I mean identical). Wonder why with the mention of a big recon, why the yellow lettering?
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 03:09:31 PM »
Nice looking car, not sure about your question, I had that same car (I mean identical). Wonder why with the mention of a big recon, why the yellow lettering?
The seat fabric. It looks incorrect as not only it is comfortweave but also repo comfortweave. Just asking for clarification on this. Convertibles never got comfortweave on the seats like the FBs did in black.
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 03:33:50 PM »
Nice looking car, not sure about your question, I had that same car (I mean identical). Wonder why with the mention of a big recon, why the yellow lettering?
The seat fabric. It looks incorrect as not only it is comfortweave but also repo comfortweave. Just asking for clarification on this. Convertibles never got comfortweave on the seats like the FBs did in black.

I think that you answered your own question. You are correct.

Since when did the sill plates face the interior of the car?

It's a nice clean car with some silly little things wrong with it. I don't understand how the roll bar rake can be wrong? Does it have the right side covers? Huh?
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 08:26:11 PM »
Convertibles should have the regular inserts, not comfortweave.

The car would have benefited from someone that knows '68's to fix all the little easy issues. 
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 07:26:37 AM »
Wow, Love the color combo!! 

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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 08:58:58 AM »
Missing weather seal on drivers door
crumple at base of drivers side of rollbar
incorrectly installed sill plates
Seat fabric

What else does everyone notice?

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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 09:03:10 AM »
Missing weather seal on drivers door
crumple at base of drivers side of rollbar
incorrectly installed sill plates
Seat fabric

What else does everyone notice?

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What's with the Shelby unit number in yellow ink on the firewall?
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 10:27:48 AM »
Pillar pads on a late built car?

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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 02:53:16 PM »
What's with the Shelby unit number in yellow ink on the firewall?

Possibly borrowed from another car someone saw on the internet or magazine. Unfortunately a common practice for many and likely someone will see it in this ad and reproduce it on their car or others. Easy to remove or cover if there is no documentation like some other markings
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 11:24:05 PM »
Missing weather seal on drivers door
crumple at base of drivers side of rollbar
incorrectly installed sill plates
Seat fabric

What else does everyone notice?

Bill
Well another forum member  and I noticed a "few" things. For one the roll bar isn't mounted correctly. I believe the verts are welded in like the FBs but until I shoot by my friends house to see his or someone else comments here I would think it is a big issue. Window cranks. Console gauges, sits  high in the rear, I "like" the license plate screws  :), arm rest plugs missing. wrong a pillar interior light switch, door hinge bolts, seat fabric, dash emblem, tach not calibrated, wrong shifter handle, ignition switch not clocked correctly, hole in A pillar, no screens for speakers. wrong seat belt decals on some, wrong console ash tray, window crank knob is blue, wrong interior fasteners in some areas, wrong wheel and tire size in trunk, trunk light mounted wrong and other things going on with trunk lid, engine bay fasteners, wrong upper and lower control arms, blue overspray is horrible on the underside. I'm know there is more I missed but my main issue is with the roll bar as of now. 
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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2021, 08:04:43 AM »
This schizophrenic forum should come to a consensus once and for all if its okay to dissect a car. Especially one that is currently for sale and the current owner did not ask for input on?


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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2021, 08:53:19 AM »
Think it will crack $200K ? My guess is $210K

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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2021, 02:42:48 PM »
This schizophrenic forum should come to a consensus once and for all if its okay to dissect a car. Especially one that is currently for sale and the current owner did not ask for input on?

This subforum is for vehicles (Ford powered) found up for sale on the web. It's description in the forum drop down reads as follows:
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The place to list things that are online for Auction or Sale. (eBay, Craig's, private, etc.) They may be your items or just interesting things you have seen. Discussion IS permitted in this Forum.


Does that description leave anything out that needs to be addressed further, if so, I'm not seeing it.


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Re: 8T03S187655 68 GT500 vert on BaT /sold $200K + 5K fee
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2021, 05:57:20 PM »
$205K  ;)