68 G valance

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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68 G valance

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Post by 68 hertz » 06 Jul 2019, 21:12

Any body have pictures of fog light pockets,I’m wondering if you have two holes in the top of the pocket or one,
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Post by fordnutz » 07 Jul 2019, 01:11

There's one to mount the light through and another that a rubber grommet sits in with the wiring for the fog light, and two drain holes near the bottom.
Resize of repro buckets in valance2.jpg
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Post by 68 hertz » 07 Jul 2019, 06:27

Thanks,that’s what I’ve seen before,mine doesn’t have the raised mounting area and only one hole.it appears it will take only the marchal light, the Lucas would require modification to the valance [CCCGallery][/CCCGallery]
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Post by Royce » 07 Jul 2019, 08:33

All of them should be identical. Scott's photo shows a reproduction I think. I thought Bill had the drawing but I don't see that one posted here:
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Post by fordnutz » 07 Jul 2019, 14:19

I have never seen a G front valance like the picture of the one you posted, Randy. But maybe there was a difference between those getting Marchal and Lucas lights.
The picture in my post is of the original reproduction fog light buckets that I had reproduced. The original version was pretty much an exact reproduction of the buckets out of a G front valance with Lucas lights. The later repro versions were modified with the wiring cut-outs on both sides to help the laser cutting production (the metal pieces were mirror images right to left, but the wiring holes were on the right side of the buckets when put together in the originals, later repros had holes in both sides).
I have been looking through my pictures as I'm sure I must have pictures of one of the valances out of the car, without fog lights installed. If I find something I will post it.
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Post by hipo65 » 07 Jul 2019, 15:01

The one that is pictured is the first version that would be on a Hertz or early G with just one hole. The second style has a plate welded in the center that gives the light about a 1/4" more room and has a hole with grommet for the wiring.

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Post by fordnutz » 07 Jul 2019, 15:48

Here is the schematic of the G front valance from the Mercury Master Parts Catalog.
G valance schematic.jpg
And a picture of a Lucas fog light installed in a Hertz G.
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Post by 68 hertz » 07 Jul 2019, 19:37

It’s definitely original to the car, it is an early hertz car it’s the only one I’ve seen like it,only the marchal light will fit , the schematic sent appears to be what I have a single hole with wire through the hallow bolt ,I’ll have to get some marchal lights , others were long gone.[CCCGallery]800|1067|2019|5328
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Post by fordnutz » 07 Jul 2019, 20:06

Good luck finding the Marchals. I've never looked into them, so I have no idea how hard they are to come by.
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Post by 68 hertz » 07 Jul 2019, 20:17

I see wccc has one
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