1969 Mark III Rear Cowl Vent

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1969 Mark III Rear Cowl Vent

Postby continentalguy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Did the early '69 Mark III's have a chrome cowl vent instead of a body colored cowl vent in the rear? I don't believe I have ever seen one that was chrome installed.

"Not many know, but the very first (we're talking when production was still in the double/low triple digits) Continental Mark III cars off the line had a chrome-plated rear cowl vent between the rear glass and the decklid. Due to some chrome-plating/manufacturing defects, the cowls were quickly changed to "body color" instead." - eBay Ad


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Re: 1969 Mark III Rear Cowl Vent

Postby 2sasilverbullet » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:45 pm

I've never seen one chromed, and I've never seen any documentation saying that Ford ever did that from the factory.
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Re: 1969 Mark III Rear Cowl Vent

Postby jsanford » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:45 pm

I have never seen any documentation to confirm this, and none of the original factory photos show a chrome grille.

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Re: 1969 Mark III Rear Cowl Vent

Postby continentalguy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:47 am

jsanford wrote:I have never seen any documentation to confirm this, and none of the original factory photos show a chrome grille.

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Good to note Jeremy, thanks. I figured this was not correct, plus if it was, how awful would that look?? :dpuke:
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Re: 1969 Mark III Rear Cowl Vent

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:14 am

I think it is a cast part, which has a silvery appearance. Not chrome. It would likely have been painted body color.

I have evidence of this. Anyone can chrome is after the fact.
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