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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Question 69 cyclone vin

hi all i just pulled a 69 cyclone out of the weeds and am debating on restoring it.it is in canada so it has some rust but the undercarriage is good and the engine runs good and still drives ok.its a gt with a 390 and a 4 spd but i need some help with the vin to understand exactly what this car is.or if its correct with the gt or drivetrain. 9h16r58 is the first few numbers on the vin. any help would be appreciated . thanks
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Re: 69 cyclone vin

Im no numbers expert, but the first digit...9 means 1969.
The fifth digit....R means 428 Cobra Jet engine with Ram Air!!

So you've got a 69 Cyclone GT with a 428 CJ/4Spd.....yes, its certainly worth restoring!!
Its one of the rarest and most desirable musclecars on the planet....dont let rust scare you away...thats a bad ass car you have there!!
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9 = model year 1969
H=Assembly Plant, Lorain
16=Body Code Cyclone GT
R= Engine code, 428 Cobra Jet
The last 6 digits are the consecutive unit production number for that model year from that Assembly plant.
Check to see if you still have the door data plate codes, located on the latch face of the driver's door, there are more numbers there that will tell you the colors, transmission, rear end and interior.
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kooter is full of crap... It's a Maverick with a frenched on Vega front end
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Someone just hit the lotto!

Thats an investment, restore it to 100% original, do it right, and will pay itself off.

Congrads, show us some photos

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there's nobody here....
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wow i cant belive it i will send some photos.im not full of crap but maybe a lucky sh&t.it has a 390 in it now.or ithink it is . if i can figure out how to add some pictures here.
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You can email the pictures to me and I will post them for you.
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Here is Kelly's '69 Cyclone GT





Did you check for the Door data plate?
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I actually envy you.... Lucky bastard....

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DAMN!

That don't look like it came out of the weeds!

Post up and tell us the story of HOW you found it and when you first saw it Etc...

Nice ride for a bush car!


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P.S. I'm glad you're not just screwing with us
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Here are some more shots.



Not even a crack in the dash pad.



Why no pictures of the left side?
Also the pictures are now downloaded to Free photo, video, audio, forum, and club hosting for enthusiasts | SuperMotors.net if you want to post them somewhere else on the web.
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first of all thanks for all you help! when i seen this car i thought it was kool and i hadnt seen another like it before but i thought it might be something rare or diffrent.i own a 68gt mustang coupe that i restored and i love my fords.and when i seen this with a big block and a four speed with a tach in the dash i had to have it.forgive my ignorance this is the first cyclone i have ever seen.i did pull it out of the weeds,it had been sitting for at least 4-5 years behind a garage in the grass since the last owner had been in a life threating snowmobile accident where it left him with a left leg that he could not clutch the car or hardly walk.and the left side is the same condition is the right i just didnt send a pic i think.according to the mto this car was sold in toronto ontario canada and i am the fourth owner on this car.the first had it since new to 1987.and the last owner had it from 1988 to nov1 2007 when i bought it. i have to find out if its the original engine,anyone know how i can tell? i know the doors have been replaced because they are diffrent colors under the door panels then the rest of the car .any help would be appreciated. thanks fellow ford friend.
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If you are lucky, ( ok, ok, we know you are) On the rear, drivers side of the block. Just below the head is a raised pad. This is where you would find a partial VIN #. Of all the FE motors I have owned, I have only seen one actually stamped, and it is a 69 Cj. Thats the only way to say it is the original motor. If it really is a 428 with 390 valve cover emblems, I love it even more.

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Kooter, what did you pay for this beautiful monster?
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