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william

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2017, 03:56:17 AM »
'67 & '68 manual trans floor shift pans had a die-punched hole for the shifter. The hole had a rectangular reinforcement spot-welded around the circumference.

'69s ordered with a 4-speed trans were built with the standard floor pan. The hole for the shifter was cut with a torch, probably using a template to properly locate the hole. Looks cobbled and people new to '69s often question it. Perhaps the upgrade to a Hurst shifter mandated the change. A much simpler solution than tooling up for another floor pan stamping by Fisher.

'69s with a 3-speed floor shift [M11 & MC1] continued to use the '67-'68 style floor pan. Both still used the infamous Inland shifter.


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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2017, 11:13:35 AM »
Thanks for confirming. Knew the '69 hole was flame-cut, but thought maybe there was some other visible difference in the floorpan that I hadn't learned yet.... so many quirks to these cars!
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2017, 02:59:58 PM »
Thanks for confirming. Knew the '69 hole was flame-cut, but thought maybe there was some other visible difference in the floorpan that I hadn't learned yet.... so many quirks to these cars!

Actually there is a difference in '67s. The driveshaft tunnel is about 1" shorter in the rear seat area.