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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69eliminator View Post
    Just noticed single exhaust pipe, so likely not an Eliminator.
    Except that it is on the wrong side for a factory single exhaust. May be, may not be an Eliminator. I hope Ian finds it.
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    Cool car and I like the name. I just bet it gets found. Someone has got to remember that paint job!
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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    I think the rear mount power antenna is aftermarket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Whitaker View Post
    I wonder if the rear mounted antenna is original and how many 69's had it. That could make it easier to track down.
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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    what suburb was it in that might help if it was at Dukes Frosted Mug or somewhere else the usual old car hop hangouts on the southside.
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    It was at the Tri-Chevy Show at the Will County Fair Grounds in Peotone, IL.

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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    Often the dealer installed the antenna - anywhere the customer wanted it. The shop manual even mentions it.

    My 69 XR7 has the antenna installed on the rear passenger side. The front fendor is clean and never had holes for the antenna.

    I'll admit you don't see them on the back very often but they are out there. I get a kick out of how few people notice at a car show.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty357 View Post
    Often the dealer installed the antenna - anywhere the customer wanted it. The shop manual even mentions it.

    My 69 XR7 has the antenna installed on the rear passenger side. The front fendor is clean and never had holes for the antenna.

    I'll admit you don't see them on the back very often but they are out there. I get a kick out of how few people notice at a car show.....
    I've seen a few. Needing a longer cable, would it have a different part number?

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    I dont mean to hijack a thread but Merc RS you sure do have a nice list of very nice Ford products! Dont suppose you might share a few pics with us lowly single or two car owners would you?
    Like as in pretty please and where have you been hiding all this blue oval gold? LOL
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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    Quote Originally Posted by ian1320 View Post
    I had always wanted to track it down but didn't have anything to go on until my dad pulled this pictures out. A paint job aint much but its something. Wish i had the VIN, this would be so much easier.
    I know that you said in an earlier post that your grandfather has passed. What about other family members? Who took care of the estate? Is your grandmother still with us? One place to look for a VIN would be in his papers. Old registration or insurance papers. If all his papers were trashed perhaps someone could tell you who his insurance agent was, that agent might possibly still have records showing the VIN. A longer shot would be to send a request to the CCOA National Database and the CCOA Eliminator Registry and ask if there is any record of a 69 in orange with custom paint. I cannot say that the car was an original Eliminator, but it is a possibility.

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    My family's history since the passing of my grandfather is.... lets say... challenged. Grandmom is still alive but they separated a long time ago and she lives in Florida where she has been since the 80s. My parents were in charge of the sale of the 4 cars left (the "Stray Cat" being 1 of them) but they have no paper trail. I have asked a few times for anything with a VIN but i don't think they have anything.

    I'm pretty much on my own with this project, sorry to say.

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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    If you could find out what insurance they had on the car and who their agent was you might be able to find the VIN that way.

    Good luck and as Local Hero said those vintage/original late '70s custom paint jobs are making a come back.

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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    Is there some way either through dmv or the insurance company that it was insured by to find out the vin with your grandpas's name possibly?
    Hope you can find it I love stories like that
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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    Yes - this car was for sale on eBay a while back ('07 or '08) from a place in Iowa; Duffy's Collectible Cars.

    PM me an e-mail address and I can send you the images from that auction. The paint scheme was intact, but the front spoiler was black, it was sporting dual exhaust, and it appeared as though the rear antenna was gone.
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    Re: Have you seen this car?

    There you go! I bet Duffys still has the vin on record. Let us know what you turn up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntgregory View Post
    Yes - this car was for sale on eBay a while back ('07 or '08) from a place in Iowa; Duffy's Collectible Cars.

    PM me an e-mail address and I can send you the images from that auction. The paint scheme was intact, but the front spoiler was black, it was sporting dual exhaust, and it appeared as though the rear antenna was gone.

    PM sent. Super excited to have a new lead. Ill keep you guys updated. Thanks!

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