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1971 & 1972 Mach 1's running incorrect front bumpers
#21
When I bought my car, I noticed that it had Every Year Decal.

71 rear Mach 1 stripes on the back, 73 side stripes, and 72 Sprint style hood stripes.

Well its still like that, but I do plan on doing something about it at some point. It doesn't look terrible, just confusing.

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(02-06-2019, 09:04 AM)jowens1126 Wrote: When I bought my car, I noticed that it had Every Year Decal.

71 rear Mach 1 stripes on the back, 73 side stripes, and 72 Sprint style hood stripes.

Well its still like that, but I do plan on doing something about it at some point.  It doesn't look terrible, just confusing.


Sounds as if you'd like it to be more original.  Respect that.  Take it one step at a time.

It is interesting how the originality guys like to explain how they have returned their car to more original and then the modded car guys like to describe what they have changed away from stock.  Both can be impressive. 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#23
(12-23-2018, 10:37 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Ray's just pointing out that virtual;y every M1 owner feels the need to festoon their car with stripes, spoilers and tu-tone hoods, regardless of originality.

The chrome bumper doesn't bother me, given just how difficult it can be to find a good condition urethane unit.

I understand your observation. However, 71-73 Mustangs are just ONE of a number of old automobiles that this happens to. Thousands of old 65-66 fastbacks are GT-350 clones today. Lots of guys have taken perfectly good 67-68 fastbacks and turned them into those "Elenore" clones. I used to have a Model A Ford coupe, and was in a club for the same. Very few that I can remember in the club, were restored to how they most likely came off the assembly line. Given that the Ford A was one of the least expensive cars you could buy, most were fairly plain, painted black, with black rims and tires, as originally manufactured. Most of the Model As in the club were accessorized to the owner's liking.  As you could well imagine, in the Chevrolet ranks, there are more "Z-28s ", RS, SS , and Factory performance models on the road today than Chevrolet EVER really built. How many 55-57 Chevys that originally came with a six cylinder are v-8 powered today. The majority, is my guess.  Maybe slightly less so for Mopar special car clones, due to big blocks taking special "K" members to do the switch.
     I guess it comes down to whether you are a "collector-restorer", or more a "car enthusiast" type. I think there's room for both. I personally lean more towards a restorer, mostly wanting things as they were, but I was in a car club just out of High School, had a chopped '34 Ford 3 window with an early Hemi for power, and that part of me really digs hot and modified touches.
    The bottom line, so far as value goes, was told to me many years ago, by a man who owned a few original old Fords. He used to growl at hopped-up Fords, and I confronted him once asking, " you really don't like hot rods, do you?" His reply was classic....." Actually, I don't really dis-like hot rods...….because every one that some squirrel hacks up, just makes my original worth more ." I see his point....I see your point.....and, I can see the point of the guys who modify their cars...we're all just car guys.
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#24
Has anyone ever tried fabbing a faux urethane bumper by modifying a steel one? I would give it a shot if I had a template to work off of. Since you are painting it, makes no difference if some filler material is used to get the contour right.
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#25
So that’s what you’re doing when you walked around my car. You were judging all the non original things I’ve done. Lol

For me I made changes purely based on my taste. In fact, I’m still making those changes. Wouldn’t mind having a poly bumper, but handy found one....


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(04-17-2019, 05:04 AM)jeremycfr Wrote: So that’s what you’re doing when you walked around my car. You were judging all the non original things I’ve done. Lol

For me I made changes purely based on my taste. In fact, I’m still making those changes. Wouldn’t mind having a poly bumper, but handy found one....


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Actually, I always look at any car to see how it was when new.  But when you explained how you got this car from your father but you wanted to build it as you wanted,  I understood.  And I appreciate all the effort you have put into your car.  I look forward to having my car able to show right next to yours here in OKC.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#27
Yeah I’m ready for a few shows. Had to give you a hard time.


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(04-17-2019, 05:04 AM)jeremycfr Wrote: So that’s what you’re doing when you walked around my car. You were judging all the non original things I’ve done. Lol

For me I made changes purely based on my taste. In fact, I’m still making those changes. Wouldn’t mind having a poly bumper, but handy found one....


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Jeremy,

Check your PM, I sent you another message re that bumper!
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#29
I can tell you from personal experience, that the factory urethane front bumper on my '71 Mach is only effective to ward off shopping carts, but hardly worth calling a bumper. I've often wonderer if it wouldn't be feasible for some enterprising guy to offer a fiberglass front "bumper", possibly over a steel frame of some kind, which could be painted to match, like the original, look like the original, maybe even have the 'glass outer covering replaceable when damaged too. Just a thought.
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Here’s what happens to one when you “ tap” (lol) a utility pole.
Luckily, Don from OMS hooked me up with a great used one he had.

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