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71-72 chrome front bumper on a 73
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I'm going to execute a 71-72 chrome front bumper conversion on a 73, I realize the fenders are different on a 71-72 and the 73 bumper mounts lower than the 71-72 so Im going to modify the 71-72 brackets to lower the chrome bumper to fit the 73 fenders, I saw a forum on it somewhere else but he doesn't have any good pics of the modified brackets so I will be the guy to provide that once I'm done, if anybody has experience and advice to give I'm all ears, pics of the conversion will be a bonus until I can get some pics provided.
Typically I learned to do this conversion you need to use 71-72 fenders and valance, and grille, to match the chrome bumper, I don't think that has to be necessary giving I modify the brackets. But as I go along here I will add comments on my findings.

here is the link to the other forum of this conversion and I attached pics of the conversion.

http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vintag...umper.html


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1965 FASTBACK GT350 Replica 1989 5.0 Roller EFI ENGINE, PORTED GT40 INTAKE, PORTED GT40P HEADS, E303 ROLLER CAM,
65MM T/B, 24 LB INJECTORS, 350 HP, FLAMING RIVER RACK N PINION,
QA1 FRONT COIL OVER SUSPENSION, 4- LINK COIL OVER REAR SUSPENSION,
ALL WHEEL DISC BRAKES, 1995 MUSTANG SEATS,
REAR SEAT DELETE, 6 gauge POD, T-5 5-SPEED, 4 POINT ROLL CAGE
1973 MACH 1 351C w/T-5 5 SPEED
2007 GT500, SHAKER 1000 AUDIO, EIBACH SUSPENSION,
PYPES LOUD MOUTH EXHAUST

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#2
I like it a lot! Please provide a good write up for this mod. Big Grin

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
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#3
I'm going to keep an eye on this thread because I want to do this on my mustang. Keep us posted.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#4
I know its against the original Restoration rules but Im more of an Restomod guy and I want lose over 90 pounds that the 73 bumper and brackets adds to plus looks and performance, less weight=better performance,

1965 FASTBACK GT350 Replica 1989 5.0 Roller EFI ENGINE, PORTED GT40 INTAKE, PORTED GT40P HEADS, E303 ROLLER CAM,
65MM T/B, 24 LB INJECTORS, 350 HP, FLAMING RIVER RACK N PINION,
QA1 FRONT COIL OVER SUSPENSION, 4- LINK COIL OVER REAR SUSPENSION,
ALL WHEEL DISC BRAKES, 1995 MUSTANG SEATS,
REAR SEAT DELETE, 6 gauge POD, T-5 5-SPEED, 4 POINT ROLL CAGE
1973 MACH 1 351C w/T-5 5 SPEED
2007 GT500, SHAKER 1000 AUDIO, EIBACH SUSPENSION,
PYPES LOUD MOUTH EXHAUST

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#5
My uncle put the 71 urethane bumper on his 73 but he did fenders and the whole deal


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#6
that would be a sweet deal as well, but you cant find a new or Reproduction urethane bumper of any year, am I correct? just used? The chrome bumper is easily available and inexpensive, wish they had Reproduction urethane bumpers

1965 FASTBACK GT350 Replica 1989 5.0 Roller EFI ENGINE, PORTED GT40 INTAKE, PORTED GT40P HEADS, E303 ROLLER CAM,
65MM T/B, 24 LB INJECTORS, 350 HP, FLAMING RIVER RACK N PINION,
QA1 FRONT COIL OVER SUSPENSION, 4- LINK COIL OVER REAR SUSPENSION,
ALL WHEEL DISC BRAKES, 1995 MUSTANG SEATS,
REAR SEAT DELETE, 6 gauge POD, T-5 5-SPEED, 4 POINT ROLL CAGE
1973 MACH 1 351C w/T-5 5 SPEED
2007 GT500, SHAKER 1000 AUDIO, EIBACH SUSPENSION,
PYPES LOUD MOUTH EXHAUST

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#7
update?
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#8
I have thought about doing this many times,,,,
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#9
Front chrome bumper and a couple of boss stickers and the chevy guys will not give you any trouble at the lights.

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Jim
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#10
If I were to put a chrome bumper on my '73, how bad will it look if I don't modify anything? Or are they that different that it will be obvious?
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