Author Topic: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?  (Read 2771 times)

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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2019, 11:27:08 PM »
01375 has the early style, deep light box and the fiberglass taillight panel that does not have the metal "L" to hold the panel tight to the body. The taillight panel is supposed to be held in by the 4 studs and the clamping effect of the assembly. Sure, you betcha.

I'm doing an assembly of the car for the painter to check gaps, adjust, ad naseum and from DGSOH's picture it looks like the pop rivets on the boxes are installed from the inside of the trunk with the "bulge" of the pop rivet to the outside. I seem to recall that's how mine were installed, but I took this thing apart many years ago.

Is this direction correct?
I also seem to recall the rivets were aluminum color, not black. Correct?

I know this assembly will get put in after paint, but I might have to get clever with the top ridge of the 'glass taillight panel to get it to fit prior to my painter doing gaps.


Yes on both points to my experience...
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2019, 01:11:50 AM »
Thank you both!
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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2019, 01:06:01 PM »
Anyone have any external pics of the taillight panels before the bumper was attached?
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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2019, 03:36:48 PM »
Anyone have any external pics of the taillight panels before the bumper was attached?
Do you mean one showing the pan head screws ?
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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2019, 05:16:38 PM »
Here is an image of an early car (early November 1966 Shelby completion date), still needed the screws in the lower "tabs" that are hidden by the bumper... is this what you're looking for?
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2019, 07:53:27 PM »
Anyone have any external pics of the taillight panels before the bumper was attached?
Do you mean one showing the pan head screws ?

Ha, ha. That's partly true. But, I do try not to double dip between here and concoursmustang.com.
But what I was really looking for was the "look" of the whole back end like JD shows. How the taillight panel fits with respect to the panels around it.
And, how the panel fits around the end caps where the bumper hides that detail.

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Re: 67 GT 350 (Early 10/66) Taillight Assembly Install - Right/Wrong Way?
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2019, 08:03:36 AM »
Outstanding tips & knowledge for Concour,, which I will use on my early 67
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