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Old 01-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys new to the site, just started on a 68 mustang coupe. Im 15 this is going to be my first car. My dad and i bought it to just fix up alittle bit but i turned into a full restore/custom car. Got 2 questions, first, i want to get rid of my front chrome bumper and make it just the valance. Is there any valance that will cover up the bumper brackets? or is that impossible to do without custom fabrication? Second question, do they make a cowl vent scoop? i know they do for jeeps but i dont know about mustangs. The reason is because i have bad leaks inside the car and i know its coming from there and we dont really have the money nor the time to replace the lower and upper cowl.
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Hi guys new to the site, just started on a 68 mustang coupe. Im 15 this is going to be my first car. My dad and i bought it to just fix up alittle bit but i turned into a full restore/custom car. Got 2 questions, first, i want to get rid of my front chrome bumper and make it just the valance. Is there any valance that will cover up the bumper brackets? or is that impossible to do without custom fabrication? Second question, do they make a cowl vent scoop? i know they do for jeeps but i dont know about mustangs. The reason is because i have bad leaks inside the car and i know its coming from there and we dont really have the money nor the time to replace the lower and upper cowl.
Welcome aboard! Very cool that you and your dad are working on a car together. I don't know for sure about the front valance but I bet if you check the mustang vendors you may find a fiberglass one. Someone will chime in. For the cowl cover... Yes, this is a pretty common thing for mustangs. Ford never primed or painted anything inside the cowl. Remember, if the car lasted 2-3 years then that was considered a success.

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Nothing could make me happier than if one of my boys would want to restore a Mustang together. Bet your dad is both proud and happy. One consideration, in regards to FG valence is if this is to be your daily driver to highschool. Others in soft bumpered late model cars won't be as cautious as you parking. crunch! How about a body colored bumper during youth and then a switch to Shelby style after HS? Just a thought and welcome aboard!
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Thanks guy, and i never thought about the thought about parking and getting hit and stuff. Thanks for the input.
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if you don't mind not having the cowl vent slots there you can take a piece of metal and weld it in over them... and the air for the A/C and heat will come from the drain holes on the sides so water can't get in there...

But I also recommend replacing the leaky parts of the cowl... and if you're doing that you can also just prime paint and seal.. but if you keep the car into your late 40s or 50s if you seal the slots it will never leak again
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I have a glass valance, I figure that front bumper would just bend and cost money if it got hit, even lightly. Also, I dont count on it really doing much in a real accident over 10mph, so I tossed it. I figure if I hit something lightly and crush my valance I can just glass it back together and repaint it.
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I have a glass valance, I figure that front bumper would just bend and cost money if it got hit, even lightly. Also, I dont count on it really doing much in a real accident over 10mph, so I tossed it. I figure if I hit something lightly and crush my valance I can just glass it back together and repaint it.
Where did you get your glass valance? and is it the shelby or something else?
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It's just the popular gt350r piece...I can't remember from where, but it was one of the smaller vendors.


I don't know who makes them for a 68 tho...

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Check MustangDepot, Mustangs Plus. Fiberglass Aprons/valances
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Make sure to check the floor with the cowl rusted floor prob is to.
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Fstbk: For the most part I agree, but in this day of age and a highschool parking lot in daily use I'm cautious. I don't want to be glassing and painting because others weren't as caring. Though some time ago, I remember a lot of shenanagons going on in the parking lot and "non car" people bumping each other for fun or just bump parking to be lazy. Now, what we (car guys) did do was tried to park together to save our muscle cars a few dents and scratches.

I'm going to run the Cobra Automotive front dam for 67-68 (without E kit) The 68 Shelby's remember had a different hood length. Just make sure to clarify with vendor on what your building. It also depends on time/money ratio. As you get older you'll find this bias moves and sadly time becomes rarer.
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The Cobra automotive bumper looks very nice. Any idea how much it runs? I'm sure it'll be pricey as it incorporates the headlight buckets into one piece.
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...Second question, do they make a cowl vent scoop? i know they do for jeeps but i dont know about mustangs. The reason is because i have bad leaks inside the car and i know its coming from there and we dont really have the money nor the time to replace the lower and upper cowl.
Until you get to repairing your cowl leak, you could use a magnetic cover like this as a temporary measure fix:

1964 1970 Ford Mustang Magnetic Cowl Cover | eBay

Search e-bay with 1968 Mustang cowl cover and you will find several. I bought one for mine for washing the car, but it also works during inclement weather. Not a bad temp fix.
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Luke, good luck trying to straighten your bumper, bumper brackets or frame horns. And I hope you dont have any rust up front because my 67 had a minor bump and it popped the nuts out of the frame (And that was 25 years ago).
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The Cobra automotive bumper looks very nice. Any idea how much it runs? I'm sure it'll be pricey as it incorporates the headlight buckets into one piece.
For anyone wondering I got an email back from the Sales rep.

67-68 R-model apron parts # 100-RMA sells for $593.25
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