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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thanks Todd for the updated pictures and a good solid lead. I intend to call them tomorrow and see if i can get a VIN.

For now though enjoy the pics... She looks good in the sun!

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Ok talked with Jamie from Duffy's. He said its going to be tough to track a car by a paint job but he would try. Any chance on getting the date narrowed down a bit? Does the picture file have the date in it maybe?

I sent him an email with all the info i have... keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks again for the help!
 

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DANG! - I missed that one somehow! Duffy's moved from thier location last year and I don't drive by it at thier new local......awesome lead on it!!

I need to make a habit of driving by it now and them I guess
 

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In those pictures you can see a lot more. Wear and few dings, dual exhaust. I'll bet its been painted. Good luck.
 

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Maybe try posting want ads with those pics in the Craigslist sites in ILL and Indiana? The car is so distinctive someone is bound to remember it and point you to it.
 

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The car is still at large. Duffy's wasn't much help and the Craigslist ads haven't turned anything up. Kinda bleak at this point but i thought you guys deserved an update.

Thanks for the help
 

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Keep pluggin away - it'll turn up eventually.
 

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There are no less than 50 relevant places you can post on the net. I would post on the WCCC facebook site, all four Cougar forums, CL in different places often, you get the idea... What about that site that tracks all ebay car sales over a number of years? You will find it... Cool story! BTW, bet money he is in our database. Write a compelling, interesting story and we may be able to help spread the word to our 15,000 customers.
 
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