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The GT-E was only available for a few brief months in 1968. Total production would not have kept the assembly line busy for more than a half day. If you know anything about a GT-E, it is important, and this is the place to share it. The GT-E registry is maintained by Jim Pinkerton.
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Post by Al Bundy » 30 Dec 2016, 13:11

As long as we're on the subject, a little touch up on the trip odometer looks to be in order too. I'm really good at making more work for others.
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1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by akfordman » 30 Dec 2016, 14:28

Jeez! From what I can visualize w/o trying to disassemble the odometer, it looks like only the leading Zero needs love. Probably because at 42,959 total miles in 49 years, the last 25 sitting idle in a garage, there probably were few trips that ran into triple digit miles, resulting in the leading Zero to sit patiently staring at the sun.
I shall try my 60 year old fine motor skills to see what I can do about it.

Seriously, Thanks Al. Better now than later. These old parts only have so many do-over's in them.

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Post by akfordman » 01 Jan 2017, 10:36

Better.
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Post by Al Bundy » 02 Jan 2017, 07:52

Nicely done. I hope the wrap holds up well. The $450 quote I got for new chrome wasn't really too exciting to think about.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by catlover » 21 May 2017, 08:14

akfordman
Now that warmer weather is here, just wondering how the chrome vinyl wrap is holding up.
There is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over
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Post by 1967 S Code » 21 May 2017, 20:42

catlover wrote:
12 Dec 2016, 10:29
Now that looks like you got something going on, I know it's harder than it looks, because I have tried something like that, my problem was, the chrome film was too thick, I would like to find a thinner film.
Maybe this will be something more like what you are looking for:
https://www.fellers.com/fellers-shoppin ... ccent-film
It's made for curved accent areas.
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Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


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390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
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Post by preaction » 30 May 2017, 15:08

Al Bundy wrote:
28 Dec 2016, 11:23
You need to paint the orange stripe on the speedo. Are you sure the stripe should be orange I have read else where that the stripe started out red and faded to an orange after 50 years. Does anyone know exactly what the stripe was ment to be used for ?
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Post by preaction » 30 May 2017, 15:09

Also my 67 XR7 speedo doesn't have a red or orange stripe.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 30 May 2017, 16:03

preaction wrote:
30 May 2017, 15:09
Also my 67 XR7 speedo doesn't have a red or orange stripe.
I think the stripe on the speedometer should be orange. Gry has a good looking close up of the instrument cluster restoration on her Hertz XR7G: https://classiccougarcommunity.com/foru ... 9&start=50
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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