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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like Charlie Hampton's old car- he was an MCA pres. It shouldn't be too had to verify if it was a real GT, if it truly was Charlies. With a 66 GT, it has less provable GT parts than a 65. The only real test is the spacers inside the rear frame rails and possibly the buck tag, if it's still there. It also has an after-market radiator. It would need an in-person inspection and some research.
Regarding '66 factory GT verification, what about the square edge snubber plate? Is that still a reliable indicator?
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Bump. Anybody want to comment on the square edge snubber plate? Thanks
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Bump. Anybody want to comment on the square edge snubber plate? Thanks
The pinion snubber plate differed only on the K code. And since it's now reproduced, you have to be very careful.

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The pinion snubber plate differed only on the K code.
Dont quote that as fact, since I have seen many verified original GTs with that snubber plate.



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Single exhaust cars and dual exhaust cars received a different shaped snubber attachment plate,welded to the sheet metal, above the rear pinion. This is one of the clues in determining a real GT, because all factory GTs came with dual exhaust.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the correct dual exhaust GT snubber plate...(along with the exhaust hangers)
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That is the correct dual exhaust snubber plate, but that exhaust hanger does not look correct
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The only real test is the spacers inside the rear frame rails...
That would make a helluva good argument if they are there with no indication of the rear rails ever being modified or replaced. A big tell.

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That is the correct dual exhaust snubber plate, but that exhaust hanger does not look correct
I believe the hanger part attached to the rear seat floor pan is correct. The part hanging off of it has obviously been modified.
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