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Offline mhubert89

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Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« on: July 15, 2015, 11:03:26 PM »
Refinishing the driveshaft off my 68 C code 4-spd Mustang (April 16th build date Dearborn). what look like 5 stripes on it ? Color ? place ? Someone have the same application can post a picture please !? Yoke color ?

thanks for your times !!
Mustang Fastback 1968
289, 4 speed
Built in Dearborn on April 16th

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 11:24:32 PM »
Refinishing the driveshaft off my 68 C code 4-spd Mustang (April 16th build date Dearborn). what look like 5 stripes on it ? Color ? place ? Someone have the same application can post a picture please !? Yoke color ?

You have 5 stripes on your driveline?  Or did you get the number 5 from the other posting :)

Will look it up - for some reason I was thinking this one of your cars was a J code :(
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 11:58:39 PM by J_Speegle »
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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 02:18:50 AM »
Looked through what I've got and the best I could find was a group of C code Mustangs with 4 speeds built in early June - hopefully there was not a change between April and June.   Its not unusual for these colors to change 2-4 times during a production year.

From front to back as listed on the buildsheets

Lavender - Dark Green & Light Green

The following is an example of location and look of the factory applied stripes (by the supplier) Much messier that what you'll see on some "restored" cars :(

This first one will give you an idea of what the lavender and light green (picture #2 for light green also)  looked like

Dark green is more of a Hunter Green











For the yoke discussion is your driveline a solid or tube in tube?
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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 10:48:36 AM »


lol yes from the others post !!! :)

thanks for the picture , that help a lot !
Mustang Fastback 1968
289, 4 speed
Built in Dearborn on April 16th

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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 10:54:25 AM »
For the yoke discussion is your driveline a solid or tube in tube?

how i can see the difference ? i will try to take somes pictures of its this week end and post it !
« Last Edit: July 16, 2015, 10:57:11 AM by mhubert89 »
Mustang Fastback 1968
289, 4 speed
Built in Dearborn on April 16th

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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 07:30:20 PM »
how i can see the difference ?

Tube in tube - one yoke attached to a smaller tube inside a larger tube that is attached to the yoke at the other end





Single tube - one piece of pipe with a yoke attached at both ends

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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 09:35:24 PM »
Tube in tube - one yoke attached to a smaller tube inside a larger tube that is attached to the yoke at the other end





Single tube - one piece of pipe with a yoke attached at both ends



second picture ! solide one is same as mine !!
Mustang Fastback 1968
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Built in Dearborn on April 16th

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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 11:03:19 AM »


Dark green is more of a Hunter Green





OK, I know I'm working on a 67 with a C4 trans but it looks as though we could match up to this one. I'm using this one picture Jeff posted earlier that looks to be pretty much the same color stripes as used on my 67 with a C4. MPC has both the 68 NON-GT 289/302, 4 speed or c4 auto as using the same replacement number C7ZZ-4602-G, same as the majority of the 67 small blocks and in seeing the stripes in this image, more or less using the same markings (see my attached images below also)

It looks as though I've found a pretty good match on the green color (there are two green dots, one w/more blue...NOT that one ;) ) but I'm off a little on the lavender or pink (see dots on driveshaft) I found these paints at a "free to good home" at church. Crafts paint comes in SO MANY pre-mixed colors but with "soap & water" clean-up, I suppose care would need to be taken on preservation.

Hope this helps others


Time to dip the shaft in EvapoRust (Rust 911) and see how the colors look again.

*updated
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 06:53:46 AM by 67gtasanjose »
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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 01:01:43 PM »
The acrylic hobby paints won't hold up, have tried them.
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Re: Driveshaft marking - 68 C code Mustang April 16th Dearborn
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 02:52:22 PM »
The acrylic hobby paints won't hold up, have tried them.

+1  Easy clean up for kids and home projects = not going to last nor have any gloss. You'll end up with pasty looking flat marks that will not last from my experiences also
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