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Let's see those Rotunda accessories ! ! !

I have been working on my '66 since I was 16 and over the last 27 years have installed a lot of genuine Ford and Rotunda parts to option it up, make it more fun and unique.
1966 had the longest option list ever at Ford and the Mustang was "the car designed to be designed by you" and I've tried to keep it tasteful without going too cheesey... so here's my car and what I've done so far.

•1966 Mustang hardtop •Tahoe Turquoise metallic •Turquoise / Aqua standard interior •289 V8 •4100-4V •C4 auto •HD cooling with 7-blade clutch fan and shroud •Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes •Dealer style dual exhaust •Five 14-inch Styled Steel Wheels •Tinted Carlite glass and banded windshield •Low profile Rally Pac •2-speed wipers and washer •Accessory glass washer fluid bottle •Day / Nite rearview mirror •Remote driver mirror and passenger companion mirror •Dual sunvisor unframed vanity mirrors •Full console •Locking glove box and key •Deluxe seat belts with front retractors and warning lamp •Rear seat belt roller retractors •Parking brake warning lamp •Headlamps on warning buzzer • Throttle control •AM/FM radio •Studiosonic reverb with rear center speaker •Rear window defogger •Ash tray lamp •12 volt dash map light •Jr tissue dispenser •Compass •Litter basket •Rear arm rests with ash trays •Remote trunk release •Underhood and trunk lid lamps •Retractable trouble lamp •Original owner's manual, jack and lug wrench •Safe Driver packet •1966 Accessory Guide •Some dealer promo stuff including a key chain pen knife and a book of matches with the "Eye the '66 Fords" logo. I have a clothes rod that supposedly came from a Ford dealer, but it isn't exactly like the Rotunda ones I've seen on the web, probably a substitute.

I haven't yet acquired all the correct parts to install Fog Lamps, I have not bolted on my Ford Power Steering because I have enjoyed the clean simplicity of manual steering and the feel of the road, and I don't really want the expense and complexity of correct Factory AC and to lose my Aqua console that I definitely won't cut. I didn't want to add Deluxe Interior because it isn't on the build sheet, door or buck tags, that was something not likely to be done by an early owner and I didn't want to cut my doors for courtesy lamps. I like the camera case black. I use reproduction rubber floor mats with the Mustang logo to keep my carpet clean and dry, and keep it as "Ford" as possible. I'm always looking for good original or NOS parts for my car or for the one I've bought as a project for my son, so feel free to PM me with your Ford and Rotunda goodies, they might be in my budget, haha ! !
Let's see what you guys have collected and done ! !
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'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car


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Cool thread.
I didn’t even know all that stuff was available.



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Pretty cool! definitely some stuff I've never seen before.
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I'm not a smoker but sounds like about all your missing is a pack of these
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AM FM radio is crazy rare

You need the TV to top it off
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Not exactly Rotunda but still a vintage accessory. I have one of these laying around and have debated using it
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Pretty cool! definitely some stuff I've never seen before.
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Cool thread.
I didn’t even know all that stuff was available.
There is a good bit more stuff that was available from the Ford catalog of Rotunda accessories !
Most of the additional ones are so rare and expensive I will only see them in pictures, in a collection like Daniel Carpenter's, maybe on a collector's original car at a museum or show.

'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car


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That is a really cool collection, and thanks for sharing it. I was pretty fortunate that my ‘66 came pretty loaded from the factory, but I didn’t know several of those items ever even existed (like the factory available rear seat belt roller retractors).
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I'm not a smoker but sounds like about all your missing is a pack of these
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AM FM radio is crazy rare

You need the TV to top it off
I've never smoked, and I don't watch much TV. If I put those in my car, my kids will scold me for one and try to play video games on the other !
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'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car


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Not exactly Rotunda but still a vintage accessory. I have one of these laying around and have debated using it
Cool ! It definitely would be different, and useful ! I have seen that before, made by Jubilee I think, along with a running horse hood ornaments and the "whinny" horn. They might have made the rubber front and rear horseshoe bumperettes, and lighted grille pony and corral, among other things that were available over the counter at Ford and some other places.

'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car


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... I didn’t know several of those items ever even existed (like the factory available rear seat belt roller retractors).
Those were made as "Rol-a-belt" self-installed spring loaded rollers and popular with lots of car owners to keep their seat belts rolled up neatly. I happened across a pair with the Ford logo in very nice chrome years ago. I imagine they were a dealer-only item.
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Here's one of a few articles I have seen on the topic, with some cool pictures of some of the options !

http://www.mustangandfords.com/parts...d-accessories/

I think this is a very informative site, too:

http://www.early-mustang.com/index.p...-knowledgebase

I plan to photograph and share my options as installed when I have the time.

Several years ago there was a fellow named David or Dave Hammar, I believe, that had an awesome web page with a ton of accessories on a 66.

Also remember seeing another 66 on a web page from an electronics company out west that had a "company car" with a web page featuring all the things on it.
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Holy horse hockey ! !
I just found this ! !

http://web.archive.org/web/201112130...mma/index.html

Click on the accessories tabs. Heck, click 'em all.

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Here's a nice old list from Dave Hammar's defunct old Hawaiian Mustang Website....

Dave's 1966 Mustang Accessories Page


and of course, His famous old website...errr....what's left of it in the internet archive...


Classic Mustang Tech Site


Enjoy...

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You desperately need the Rotunda 12 volt vacuum. I had one but sold it years ago to a person who's life wasn't complete without it! LOL

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