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Old 03-14-2004, 22:50   #1 (permalink)
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difference between gt and standard falcon?

hey guys,

I have started to look for an xb coupe chasis, as I want to completely restore it. But I want a xb gt351. Not knowing alot about these cars, other then I love the look, I was wondering was the differnce was between the GT and standard coupe (apart from the obvious engine). Basically what im getting at, is if I buy a plain chasis then later the 351 etc... will it just be a coupe with a 351?? for example, do all the mods you want to a falcon, it will never be an xr8??

I hope this made some sort of sense, its easy to get a plain xb coupe chasis, but if its just going to be a copy, im not interested.

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Old 03-14-2004, 23:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

I dont understand what you are saying, if it's a genuine GT you are after get all the number's and make sure they match and you can also get Ford to verify them, or check with a GT club,as there are lot's of replica's out there, allbeit good one's but not original.
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Old 03-14-2004, 23:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

Hey Steve,

Basically the main chassis difference between an XB GT & a normal XB is that the GTs have radius rods (tramp rods) bolted to the chassis. It seems that Ford stuck them on other coupes as well so its not really a perfect answer.

Everything else that sets them apart (diff, guages, bonnet, gearbox, lights etc) can be purchased.

I'm afraid it will always be a copy though unless it has a JG66 number.

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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

As the guy above said, it must have a compliance plate and chassis number starting JG66.

With GT's and ESPECIALLY GTHO's, the value and rarity of the car is in the chassis/identity. If the price is right, all the mechanicals can be easily replicated. Provinance can't.

http://www.falcongt.com.au/ID.html

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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

thanks for the info guys, so I no what Im up against, how many genuine xb GT351 coupes were made, does anyone know??

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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

there were 949 xb gt hardtops made. every gt item can be put on any xb coupe - inc. chassis radius rods(which help stop axle tramp), however ive seen two different methods of mounting them onto the chassis. Ive got a dec 73' fairmont coupe which now has all the gt gear onboard, it all fits no probs.
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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

A Fairmont Coupe has the JG 67 numbers on them and is only 1 # more!
Nobody can see from the outside what it is .
The Fairmont also has a fair bit more trim on it than a Poverty pack or a 500, Honeycombe, Bottom window S/S etc.
The shape and drivability is what sets them apart and in the end if you put every bit in to make it a GT then you are in a lot of cases better of to get a real/completely sorted out one .
A genuine GT XB is for sale here in Perth with Aussie Muscle cars as it is the car of a friend of mine for $25000 and well worth it.
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Re: difference between gt and standard falcon?

Also , Factory XB 351 body shells had extra reinforcement panel under front crossmember .
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What do you mean by a reinforcement?
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What do you mean by a reinforcement?
It's like an oblong shape , shallow box section panel spotwelded underneath front cross member instead of being flat panel . Hard to explain but easy to identify once you have seen both types.
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