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Old 10/31/2017, 09:41 AM   #1
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Confirmation of California Special Trunk Lid

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I have a project car in which I need a trunk lid, recently I purchased this one which I "believe" is correct / original ford trunk. Looking for members input and confirmation. It is fiberglass top and bottom. It has numbers in the fiberglass under the trunk latch striker: C7Zb_65 ?? I will try to post some pictures
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Old 10/31/2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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Picture of the bottom side
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Old 10/31/2017, 09:45 AM   #3
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I will try this again to add picture of bottom side.
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Old 10/31/2017, 09:46 AM   #4
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Old 10/31/2017, 04:16 PM   #5
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Looks correct to me.

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Old 10/31/2017, 05:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply
Can anyone verify that they have numbers stamped below the striker in the tailgate as shown in the picture. I think that is what is throwing off the person I am working with that is very knowledgeable on these trunk lids.

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Old 10/31/2017, 06:53 PM   #7
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Never seen one like that before - raised corners, bare chopper gun fiberglass..... Number of features different from the production deck lids I have and have pictures of

Wonder who made it and when since its a coupe/convertible rather than fastbacks that were reproduced first as aftermarket pieces

None of the originals I have show a number or set of numbers in that location. Interesting that who ever made the mold looks like that made it using an Aug inner section from a steel trunk lid since it shows Cleveland as the stamping plant. Don't know that I've ever seen fiberglass parts from that stamping plant. Anyone else?

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Old 10/31/2017, 08:36 PM   #8
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I'll try to get some picture of a old original I have at the shop. I should have look closer, the picture of the bottom shows how sloppy the holes were cut around the structure. Jeff nice catch on the stamping.

Have you mounted in on the car? If so how does it fit?

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Old 10/31/2017, 08:38 PM   #9
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I don't see the light hole.
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Old 10/31/2017, 10:05 PM   #10
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I don't believe it's original for a couple of reasons. The fiberglass trunk lids weren't made by Ford, so there would be no reason to have a Ford number. I've had two lids in my possession at one time, and neither had numbers in them. While it's been a while, I don't remember mine having the center reinforcement brace that runs front to back in the center. Also, the fiberglass doesn't look like the correct texture.

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Old 11/01/2017, 06:51 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone - since this is not an original, this guy is in the market to buy one. I will put a post in the classified section
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Old 11/01/2017, 01:52 PM   #12
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Here's a photo of an original.
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Old 11/01/2017, 08:21 PM   #13
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Here are a few more pictures of a original in my stach. Truly there are many differences as mentioned above Including the hinge mounting points. I am sorry for my earlier hasty judgement. I am curious where this lid came from. Whom ever made it was pretty good.
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