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I know a guy locally that made a good buy on a 68 XR7 GT. The problem is , the door and the dash tag don't match. I don't know if it is a late 67 crossover, or just an early example of the 68. The door tag reads.
7F93S579295
65B Z 6U 290 51 1 U

The VIN in the dash reads:
8R93J500095
It does have the 390 in it, and the whole XR7 interior.
What do you think?
 

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Does it have the 67 Inner Fender Head Light Vacuum Solenoid, or the 68 Under Dash Switch?
Window Cranks, Colored Knobs or All chrome?
Date Codes on the 390 motor?
67 or 68 Steering Column? Look for rippled black tube at lower.
Side Marker Lights?

Dash VIN is harder to replace. Doors got replaced all the time. Both VINs are XR7. Might be a very early 68 J-Code XR7.
 

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1967 door put onto a 1968 Cougar.

My guess is that someone had a 1967 S code and a better 1968 J code (body wise) and swapped the drive train including at least the one door.

Casting dates on the 390 engine, 7Bxx?

1967's do not have dash tags.
VIN numbers from two different factorys, 5 months apart.
 

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Pull the left fender and see what is stamped on the apron.
 

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You may not have to completly remove the fender jsut unbolt it from thr inner fender and hopefully after separating it you can see the vin number stamp.
 

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And if you´re real lucky, you might spot the VIN from underneath, just turn the wheel and look up, might need some light to see tho
 

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The '67 was reported by one Pete Miles, Boise, Id on 4/1/1988; the '68 was reported for sale as a parts car from Caldwell, ID anonymously on 11/1/2008.
 

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Jim, that is very interesting! The car does not have the 67 headlight solenoid, it has the vin stamped on the passenger side fender apron. The interior is mostly out of the car, I didn't get a good look at the door handles or other specifics.
 
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