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I was flipping through the "johns mustang" catalog and saw this thing they call a "decorative splash guard" that goes behind the gas cap to protect the paint. Was this thing a factory option or at least a dealer add-on? (think it was on pages 83 so you can see a picture of it)
 

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Hi, my list of options for 67 doesn't show it in factory or dealer installed options. John

Opal frost pearl metallic 67 coupe http://www.jps.net/binay/webdocs/febef75b01.JPG
also have a 95 opal frost pearl G/T BOSS edition convertible belongs to swmbo
 

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I've got an original one still in the box! I believe it's aftermarket, as there is no FoMoCo name anywhere, or any company name for that matter. It is an old box and has the following on it:

No. 158 or No.159
MUSTANG
GAS DOOR GUARD
Installation Instructions

(1) Unlock and open the trunk lid. Take off Gas Tank Cap.

(2) Note that the Anti-Theft Gas Tank Cap is secured to the body of the auto by a bolt on a multi-strand wire. This bolt goes thru a hole in the lower right hand corner of the Filler Pipe Flange, and the nut for this bolt is on the inside of the luggage compartment. Unscrew this nut and detatch Gas Tank from the auto.

(3) Remove the four (4) self tapping hex head screws in the Filler Pipe Flange.

(4) Place Gas Door Guard over the filler Pipe Flange so that the section of the outer circle on the Gas Door Guard which is flattened and beveled goes to the top and is parallel to the line of the trunk. Make sure that the embosses in the Gas Door Guard go over the embosses in the Filler Pipe Flange, and that the holes line up.

(5) Replace the four (4) hex head self-tapping screws. Replace the Gas Tank Cap by inserting the bolt which is attached to the multi-strand wire thru the lower right hand hole, and secure with the nut on the inside of the luggage compartment.



I can e-mail a picture of it, if you would like.

Rich
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If its for the 65-66 they seem to have first shown up in aftermarket catalogs in 66. They were not an original option and not often even offered through the dealership. They were made of thin metal and attached to the same screws that held the filler neck to taillight panel. I believe I got a new one out inthe garage.... couldn't bring my self to add it to one of the cars

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