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What differenciates the 1971-73 Mustangs vs the earlier models?
#1
This question is aimed at those who have owned and driven the 1970 and earlier models; Is there anything besides the ride quality which I have read a lot in the forum that these 1971-73 Mustangs have that earlier ones simply lack?
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#2
Leg room.

Eric

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#3
They are Big and Fast.

mike

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#4
Head room.


Oh, complete aftermarket support! Smile

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#5
Legroom and headroom, handling, ride, performance, real disc brakes and real power steering. Overall just a much more modern car.

The best looking convertibles of any year.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#6
Safer than the earlier ones where the top of the gas tank was the bottom of the trunk.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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droptop73;59582 Wrote:Legroom and headroom, handling, ride, performance, real disc brakes and real power steering. Overall just a much more modern car.

The best looking convertibles of any year.
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#8
owning a 67 convertible.... I think its a great looking car... but I do like me a 71 convertible too. A 71 351 Ram Air car got my attention years ago.... still like them.


67 Diamond Blue Vert

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#9
The fastbacks are far more impractical than their predecessors - and thus much cooler!

Also cool on our cars is the hidden wipers and the sleeker angled windscreen.

One thing I do miss about my old '70 Mach 1, and that was seeing the gorgeous quarter-panel "hips" when looking in the side rear-view mirrors.

Brett
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#10
I feel in general they(70 and older) feel cheaper made. Not as quiet and they feel loose. I guess this all still refers to quality.

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