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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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What is this guy talking about. Maybe my computer is too small, but I don't see a hood ornament, and I've never heard of one on a Stang. Am I nutz or is this a joke I don't get?


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I don't know if they made a hood ornament or not, but on the cover of the Hollonder's Part Exchange book, the cover has a picture of '67 vert. with a hood ornament. It looks like a running mustang.

The pictures of the car for sale on ebay are to choppy to see if there is a hood ornament on it.

Good question, was this maybe a dealer installed option?

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I do not see it in the pic either, but there was an over the counter hood running pony ornament offered by Ford. Personally think it was hideous.

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It's there but it looks like a smudge in the picture. He should have taken a closer picture. There is a picture of the hood ornament in the "Mustang Does It" book. It was a running horse, almost positive. IMHO, it's not a very good option, especially when you have to drill two holes in your hood to mount it.




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What ever it is...it's a super secret factory option...RARE RARE RARE!
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 04:34 PM
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Is it kind of like those horseshoe over the counter dealer things for the rear bumper?

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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 04:45 PM
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I'm nuts right along with you... call me crazy, but I have never seen or heard of a hood ornament on a 65 mustang... I think someone stuck it on and told this guy it was a real rare find... doofus!

You should email that guy and ask him what he's talking about, just to see what he says.

PS: if you really squint you can almost make out a blurry thing on the hood..... odd, very odd
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Yes... 65-66 mustangs had a hood ornament option. It was a dealer option. It is a long running horse the goes on the cneter of the hood in the front. Rare yes, tackey yes, who wants one? ME.. i have been searching for one of these ornaments forever. No one seems to have an unused one. I did see one on ebay a few months back. But it was a riduculous price. But to answer all your Q's yes, there was a 65-66 hood ornament.

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Well... you learn something new everyday, I never knew.
Ok... it's rare then, but freaking tacky... lol
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There are more than one style too. There's the running horse like on the grill and one raring on it's hind legs. I think there's another one but I can't remember what it looked like. The running horse could be the only style originally offered by the dealer and the others offered aftermarket, I'm not 100% sure. I too have seen them on ebay but I haven't seen one in a while.

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Does anybody have a picture of one?
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That one also has the light up pony and corral.

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I've got one that came off my 64.5 Coupe. I decided not to reinstall it after the resto. I dont know what im gonna do with it. But it is neat

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Since I'm and old fart I actually drove a 55 Buick Special as my first car. That sucker had a gunsight on the hood. It was about four concentric circles of chrome with a big "V" inside them. Great for lining up pedestrians. Now THATS a hood ornament!

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