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Question 68 build tag

I purchased my Mustang as a stripped to the frame project with a large box of parts. Which included the build tag. It had been involved in a minor collision which involved replacaing the radiator support.

The Vin is an 8F02C, so I believe th build tag belongs on the radiator support. I have the tag but don't know where to mount it.

Does anyone have any photos . Thanks


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Laurie's Murphy is a 68 Dearborn concours original winner. I bet she'll have a pic of where it is on the radiator support on Murphy. I had mine off working on my 68 so got the location from her.


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He has a 68 which has the tag mounted on the core support,
this picture is from a 66 with it fastened on the top of the apron.


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Years ago I had a '68 coupe "J" code engine, unrestored. It had the BUCK tag (build tag) attached IIRC tag attached RH side rad support, between grille opening & fender, screwed to rad support. See if anyone else confirms.

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Ok, thanks all. Maybe somebody has a pix.


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Here ya go; 68 Dearborn Coupe:


This is the passenger side apron

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Here ya go; 68 Dearborn Coupe:


This is the passenger side apron
Yup+. If you want confirmation from our Gold Concours/Judge whose original 68 C code automatic Dearborn coupe Gold trophy winner send her a PM. She's the concours administrator. Laurie is very helpful and will probably post a pic from her car Murphy.

As I recall it's located just like this post. By the way the buck(ing) tag normally was attached before bucking the car on the line. The black engine area paint went on over the tag, the underside where it contacted the support would be unpainted.


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That picture is correct for a Dearborn-built car.

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Got it. Thanks much.


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I purchased my Mustang as a stripped to the frame project with a large box of parts. Which included the build tag. It had been involved in a minor collision which involved replacaing the radiator support.

The Vin is an 8F02C, so I believe th build tag belongs on the radiator support. I have the tag but don't know where to mount it.

Does anyone have any photos . Thanks
Here's a couple of shots from my 68 vert.



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Here's a couple of shots from my 68 vert.




Yup but should be black. The black went on after the buck tag.
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Who knew it was so different based on plant?

Here's my Metuchen built 68. Mine doesn't even have the hole in the same part of the tag...


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Yup but should be black. The black went on after the buck tag.

Hmmm. Looks to be original and the numbers match. Is it possible that the paint flaked off and was 'cleaned up' during restoration?

Should I take it off and spray paint it black to make it look original?
The rear end tag is the same: bare metal. No black paint.
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Hmmm. Looks to be original and the numbers match. Is it possible that the paint flaked off and was 'cleaned up' during restoration?

Should I take it off and spray paint it black to make it look original?
The rear end tag is the same: bare metal. No black paint.
Many people including me clean it up so it looks nice. Then I found out from the concours people here that the bare metal stamped tag was screwed on before the last black was applied in the engine area. Therefore the visible side got black (along with the screw) if the tag was hung so part of the back was exposed that portion would have black overspray...not a precision thing!
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