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Old 06/01/2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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Rear Valance

I see some GT/CS cars with the cut outs for exhaust and others without. What determined which cars got this valance?
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Old 06/01/2017, 07:22 PM   #2
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If it had the "GT" option, which included dual exhaust.

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Old 06/01/2017, 07:24 PM   #3
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Only J code 302 4V, S code 390 4V and X code 2V got duel exhaust. May of us have added the duel exhaust to our C code 289 2Vs. These engines were as Steve said eligible for the GT option.
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Old 06/01/2017, 07:38 PM   #4
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So all J code GT/CS cars would have had this valance originally? If a J code car has the standard valance it has probably been replaced, correct?
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Old 06/01/2017, 08:44 PM   #5
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J code 302 WITH GT option IIRC.

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Old 06/09/2017, 11:03 AM   #6
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J code 302 WITH GT option IIRC.

Neil
I agree Neil. Had to have the GT Option added.
Only 302 and higher engines were eligible for the GT option, 6-cylinders and 289's were not.
And something got the GT option standard (428 maybe?).

As Marty stated many of us have the dual exhaust and valance on our 289s. (Guilty as charged )

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Old 06/09/2017, 11:16 AM   #7
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I added duals to my 289 CS, but no rear valance or GT hubcaps.

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Old 06/09/2017, 11:17 AM   #8
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I added duals to my 289 CS, but no rear valance or GT hubcaps.
I have the valance, dual exhaust AND the GT caps. Oh and a prior owner converted the 289 2V to 4V. Shhh... don't tell anyone

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Old 07/06/2017, 07:41 PM   #9
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If you add that to your car , the next guy can deleate it if he wants. I would go for the looks. Any thing you add can always be put back to stock. Nate .
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Old 07/10/2017, 01:09 PM   #10
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Me too, J code with added valance and dual exhaust.

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Old 07/10/2017, 03:28 PM   #11
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Scott,
Are you making progress on your car?
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Old 07/10/2017, 06:45 PM   #12
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Are you making progress on your car?
Nope, no progress for several years. Life got in the way. Got married a year ago, still have to lay out my shop, have the 1968 Cougar XR7 to get on the road first. I want the Cougar to be my daily driver.
Plus that other problem comes up. My 40 hour a week job is working with old cars and parts. One of the last things I want to do when I get home is work with my old cars and the parts. I would rather spend time with my wife and 5 year old grand daughter.

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Old 07/10/2017, 09:39 PM   #13
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Wow, congrats Scott on getting married. Life with a new wife and a grand daughter take precedence over the car. We all know it will get done at some point, but this is precious time with your family.
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Old 07/11/2017, 06:37 AM   #14
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Here's a variation I did on a '68 convertible non GT valance: using '65 GT trim rings cut in half, exhaust tips from Advance Auto.

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Here's a variation I did on a '68 convertible non GT valance: using '65 GT trim rings cut in half, exhaust tips from Advance Auto.

Neil
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