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Is the bar above the bumper an original '67 option ?
 

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Wish I could help you, but I don't know. All I can say is... wow. That's ugly.
 

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Never saw one like THAT!
 

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Very interesting and not altogether bad looking. Would surely ease mounting auxiliary lighting. I'm interested in Laurie's, Speegle's and Turner's inputs. I've never seen anything like it. Kinda looks like an engineering school project to add enhanced protection to me. Looking at my books, I don't see that it was standard. But I don't have every book on the subject nor am I a judge.
 

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Looks like it makes fill-ups a PITA.

Somebody went to alot of trouble to make that.
 

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The chrome on the bumperettes seems to be a different color, but other than that, they seem to fit the contour of the bumper correctly, so even if they weren't a Ford part, they definitely were made for a Mustang. The additional bumper/nerf bar attached to it? Blech.
 

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Hopefully someone will answer you question!
 

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First I've ever seen anything like that and, I hope, the last. :p
 

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I bet money it is a JCWhitney or similar after market item.

John Harvey
 

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Looks well made.
Are the ends of the upper tube welded to the original bumper in the back? How about the front.
It just doesn't look 60's to me. I would guess it was made in the 70's, but that is just my opinion, no expert.
 

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I like the painted/unpainted turn signal bezels too!
Thanks, Doc
 

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JSHarvey said:
I bet money it is a JCWhitney or similar after market item.

John Harvey
+1 that.
IIRC, JC Penney, Whitney, even Sears and Canadian Tire/Western Tire sold "kits" akin to the above. Kinda along the lines, but happily rarer than, things like the pony bumperettes, Landau bars for coupes, sunroofs, Mustang hood ornaments, etc. I'm also sure quality varied according to these parts also.

Even today, in the back of a currect Road and Track, Car and Driver, etc., you find lots of "extras" like wood grain dashes for your SUV, lambskin seat covers, etc. for current cars.
I guess since the Mustang were so popular in their day, all sorts of other manufacturers would have been eager to "attach their flag" somehow to the Mustang phenomenon and milk some profits from it -- tacky or otherwise.
 

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mexican plates??? I see an oregon stae sticker on the rear window...
 

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Looking at all the VW's in the picture, I'd bet thats where the idea came from.

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Over-rider bars were a left over idea from the 40's. It does seem like it was manufactured rather than custome made. The bumper gaurds are probably a different color because they look to be aluminum like so many aftermarket bumper gaurds were.
 

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To say the least they are different aren't they. My only other thought is that I hope they don't catch on.
Al
 
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