1966 Luggage Rack Question and Intro - Vintage Mustang Forums

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 201
Hello- I'm new to the board, but have been eavesdropping for some time. I'm a Grad student in southern california, and I own a 66 A Code coupe that's very original and I'm slowly restoring everything. Anyhow, I've got a luggage rack that is in okay shape. I'm aware that there are repros made out of stainless. The one I have is chrome plated steel. Did Ford make these out of Stainless, or chrome plated steel? Also, I noticed that the repros only have 6 rubber bumpers across the back of the rack, whereas mine has 8. I want to get the one I have re-chromed, but if it's not original, I'll pass. Can anyone confirm what material was originally used on these racks? In advance, thanks, and I look forward to participating on this board.

San Jose built 1966 4V Coupe
Riverside66 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 201
No one has an original luggage rack?

San Jose built 1966 4V Coupe
Riverside66 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 12:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 32
I have an original ford NOS in the box in storage. It is at my parents, and I will look at it as soon as I am up there again. It was purchased in the late 70s, or early 80s, I think. From my memory, it is chromed metal, and not stainless. As for the rest, I will check it out later and let you know.
summers is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 201
Great! I'll be waiting. . .

San Jose built 1966 4V Coupe
Riverside66 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 05:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Southern Ontario Canada
Posts: 562
Greg: I do'nt have a trunk rack, but welcome to the forum. Mark

Mark_Hone is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 09:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 32
I looked at the NOS rack at my parents. It was in the box still, and my dad told me he got it in the 70s. The material is chromed metal, not stainless. Also, there are 8 rubber bumpers along the back, not 6. Yours sounds like an original. Hope this helps.
summers is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 201
You're awesome! Thanks! I suspected it probably is was the original. Fortunately all of the mounting hardware (even the plastic fittings) are there and good. Again, thank you!

San Jose built 1966 4V Coupe
Riverside66 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome