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Offline 66RavenGTCoupe

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66 Metuchen Battery Ok Decal.
« on: June 30, 2014, 01:26:44 AM »
Wanted to start a thread on the placement of this decal as I could not find one on here . Thought I'd put it in here as it would get more views to start off and then I'm sure Jeff will move it to the Metuchen Assembly Plant section in time  ;)

You see the reason that I am curious to start this thread is because my previously unrestored Dec 07 1965 bucked 66 GT (NJ of course) had the decal placed on the rhs of the solenoid and I am yet to see another placed there. When I restored my bay I placed the decal in the exact same place as I had made a template prior to restoration. Now when I go to shows most guys who know mention it. I'd love to know if there are others out there and also what should be written / stamped on it. (Feel free to chime in here P. Beresford!)

66 Metuchen, NJ  GT Coupe
Raven, Deluxe Black Int
6T07A1612##
BODY  COLOR   TRIM    DATE   DSO   AXLE  TRANS
    65B     A      66           02M     22          1     6
Buck Tag:
C/O  362  (Customer Order, Rotation Number)
5    M7 (Weld Bay 5, Bucked Dec 7)
PIO (Performance Image Option - GT)

Offline outlawincorporated

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Re: 66 Metuchen Battery Ok Decal.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 03:37:00 PM »
any pictures you can provide to support your claim of where this sticker was placed prior to your resto.

my unrestored 66 NJ cars all seem to show shows signs of the decal being on the opposite side to what you are claiming.
(on one of Charles Turners previous restoration 65GT convertible I recall seeing him have the decal on the right side of the solenoid but that was a different assembly plant and year)

with regards to what should be written/stamped on the decal.  I have in previous restorations chose to leave it blank as I haven't seen any credible examples of what should or should be on there.  many cars know a days seem to have writing and a stamp on that decal.... maybe someone else can provide a example of what they have put on there car

Think Mike Murray may be one of the only persons who may have a picture from one of his unrestored 65 examples.  these decals perished very quickly so very few undamaged and legible examples now exist.

hope this helps out in someway.

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Re: 66 Metuchen Battery Ok Decal.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 04:15:14 PM »
............... then I'm sure Jeff will move it to the Metuchen Assembly Plant section in time  ;)

Moved it to the 65-66 section - even more views and it fits just fine here ;)



Its not unusual for the decal placement to be a worker specific practice (where they got comfortable placing it for one reason or the other ) from my observation at any of the plants

Since I'm sitting here waiting for the afternoon game to begin here's some pictures ;)

Unknown 66 NJ vin




6T08T1466xx




6T07T152201



6T07T2301xx




6T09C2435xx




6T07T2617xx




6T07T2705xx




6T07T2853

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Re: 66 Metuchen Battery Ok Decal.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 07:21:05 PM »
 Forgive my ignorance, is this factory or like a first service decal??
1967 Springtime Yellow Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Metuchen built, Nov. 17th 66'
1966 Sahara Beige Coupe, 289 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, July 21st 66'
1964 1/2 Pagoda Green Coupe, 260 2v 3spd, Dearborn built, June 30th 64'
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Re: 66 Metuchen Battery Ok Decal.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 07:53:21 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, is this factory or like a first service decal??

Factory- someone was assigned to take a hydrometer reading then fill out the sticker and apply it to the car. The sticker was paper based with no protective coat so most didn't last that long and Ford really didn't care after it left the factory since the purpose appears to be in plant
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