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68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« on: August 13, 2022, 11:58:13 AM »
Was wondering if anyone has any first-hand knowledge of the 68 reproduction interior quarter panels that NPD sells as well as the trap door panels. Since I started removing and replacing the windshield and polishing the rear glass, I figured it is a good time to restore or replace some of the interior parts that look a little worn. My quarter vent panels are pitted and was wondering if it would be best to just replace them or replace the whole panels? It appears that to remove the original vents, it would require grinding off the studs that appear to ne peened over? Any insight would be appreciated. In addition, my trap door pannel has eight holes drilled for previous speaker installation. How are the reproduction trap door panels available?

Thanks for any help and insight as the comments are always appreciated.

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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2022, 09:28:06 AM »
Need to confirm the correct color for the interior fiberglass panels, vent panels and trim for a 68 GT 500KR with black deluxe interior. Not sure if it is to be black or the charcoal black metallic, like the metal dash. Is there a color # for the correct finish that anyone can share? All the panels are out and I'm prepping for paint.

In addition, I have orange grease pencil markings on my inner wheelhouse with a 1/4 F designation. Is that a common notation and what does it mean?
 
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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2022, 07:37:09 PM »
The reproduction panels are junk

I am aware of two, one is plastic with a plastic grille

The other is plastic with a metal grille

You can usually scavenge the grille if you are willing to tolerate the fact it will not fit your   fiberglass panel and it will require some rework to mount it
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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2022, 08:57:31 PM »
The replacement grills are plastic which is a giant bummer. They have little
Screws with spacers to affix them in the original panels. From a visual standpoint they look much better than heavily pitted originals

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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2022, 06:06:09 AM »
The quality must have gone down since I bought a set of the plastic ones in 2011. I remember when I installed them and they looked and fit great. They still look great. Maybe I got lucky? I don't remember the brand name though.
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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2022, 08:39:30 AM »
Yup. Should have known to check the Coralsnake for the interior paint colors! Duh!

I'm glad to say that I spent about an hour each on my original vents with fine steel wool and they cleaned up very well. Will paint and detail today. I think I will change the sliders in the vents, as I've heard they are actually very nice with the exception the Ford engineering number is not on the back.

Thanks for the info everyone and any idea what the 1/4 F designation means on my inner wheelhouse?

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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2022, 02:22:05 PM »
charcoal met. is the color. just looked at mine. original

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Re: 68 reproduction interior upper quarter panel
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2022, 10:00:02 AM »
Anyone looking for a nice set of original interior vents for a 67/68, there is a set on Daytona Craig's List. Looks like they are in the New Smyrna Beach area. Looks like they may have been taken apart at some point. Asking price is $400 for the pair.

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