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Re: Are all of the R-models restored? Any photos in progress form?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2018, 08:41:19 AM »
BIW do exist but are  hard  to track with no vin .  tasca built  their 69 t/a car from a biw  no vin!
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: Are all of the R-models restored? Any photos in progress form?
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2018, 09:08:29 AM »


  The Donahue car, did receive a BIW, being rebuilt, at AER Engineering, in Madison, New Jersey.

  The BIW, arrived on Dollies ( like railroad train wheels ) which remained, for many years, lying
  on the ground, at the rear, of AER's building.

  AER"s owner, stated, the original body shell, was cut up into pieces and thrown in the dumpster.         
 

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Re: Are all of the R-models restored? Any photos in progress form?
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2018, 09:49:05 AM »
I think there are more then a few "R's" that are only original in the VIN tag?

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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2018, 12:24:38 PM »
I believe that the body-in-white was rare, but  a real thing. I know of a 1969 BIW that was built into a 1969 Shelby. It was assigned a state serial number.

In my previous career as a Ford parts manager, we often needed complete body assemblies to repair wrecks. These were ordered as a part thru FoMoCo Parts & Service Div, like pickup cabs & boxes. However they were not unitized serialized bodies like Mustangs so the VIN was not affected. We also sold complete "cab in white" for Ford Louisville semi trucks for a trucking company that hauled new Fords from the assembly plants in Detroit. Ther refurbished the used & rusted trucks with the BIW cabs.

I suspect the Mustang BIW were "managed" orders thru a FoMoCo district manager or direct thru a program ( special vehicle racing ) manager.

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« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2018, 11:15:50 AM »
Pictures of 5R535 found online.  I think these were taken a few years ago.
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« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »
Pictures of 5R535 found online.  I think these were taken a few years ago.

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« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2018, 02:30:05 PM »
A few photos of 5R100 found online, date unknown.











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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2018, 02:34:09 PM »
5R096 pictures found online, date unknown







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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2018, 02:34:46 PM »
5R107 found online, date unknown.

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2018, 02:39:28 PM »
5R533 found online, date unknown







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