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I've seen lots of '65 GTs with '66 GT gas caps on them. Did some late production '65s actually get these caps or are folks just using them because they like them better?

What's everyones opinion on doing this?
 

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I am not sure if any 65's actually got 66 caps from the factory, but if you like it, why not do it. I have one on my 66 coupe and it is not a GT or a GT clone. I like it, I had it, so I run it.

If you can deal with knit pickers telling you that you have the wrong gas cap, go for it. 99% of people will not know. (the 1% will be at the car shows /forums/images/icons/smile.gif)
 

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Yeap, you can use it if you like the look, by the way I don't like the knit pickers a lot
 

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My 65 GT has a build date of 20V (August 20th). IIRC, August 21st was the first day for 66 cars. My car did not have a GT gas cap.
 
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We recently ordered a 67 hubcap, and got a 65 repro! Maybe the ones you saw weren't as informed as you are!
Seriously, I am not a nit-picker, but ours (both coupes, 67 and 66 with nothing special under the hoods) are already nearly all original, and we would like to keep them as authentic as possible, even though neither is likely to make the car-show circuit.
 

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For it to be original, go with the 65 cap.

...but if you want to be a cowboy...!
 

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Yeah, I like the looks of the '66 cap...but, it would drive me nuts if one was on my '65. I prefer the stealth resto mod approach! I was just wondering what other thought.
 
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