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71 Mach 1 Trunk Bumper
#1
I do not recall ever seeing trunk rubber bumpers on the body. Every car that I have looked at since I have noticed this does not have the rubber bumpers on the body.

My car was born on September 25, 1970. Does anyone know when or why this changed. Are your bumpers on the trunk lid? Mine also seem to be adjustable sort of like most bumpers on the hoods of most cars.

Just curious about this difference.

   
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#2
Hmm definitely don't have these on my 73. Not even a place for them


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#3
November 1970 here. Not a sign of them.

-Kurt

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#4
Mine was built 10/70. No bumpers.

Rick Bombard
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#5
10/70 not on mine.

Jim

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#6
I think the rubber bumpers were never installed at the factory, especially not on the trunk rear lower shroud. The bumpers were planned to be used on the trunk lid but never made it into production. The dimples down there were the contact surfaces for the rubber bumpers on the lid when slammed.

They were found unnecessary and the dimples were deleted from production around spring 1971.

My Mach 1 is early September 70 and has the dimples in the metal and the holes for the rubber bumpers in the trunk lid, but no bumpers installed.
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Spechti;170523 Wrote:I think the rubber bumpers were never installed at the factory, especially not on the trunk rear lower shroud. The bumpers were planned to be used on the trunk lid but never made it into production. The dimples down there were the contact surfaces for the rubber bumpers on the lid when slammed.

They were found unnecessary and the dimples were deleted from production around spring 1971.

My Mach 1 is early September 70 and has the dimples in the metal and the holes for the rubber bumpers in the trunk lid, but no bumpers installed.

I can't imagine that this was owner installed. I was told my car has all the original sheet metal at time of restoration. I don't think they would have been added at that time either. I guess there is no way to know if they were factory installed. This could make my trunk one of one! Has to be worth more now..Ha
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Mike429cj;170544 Wrote:
Spechti;170523 Wrote:I think the rubber bumpers were never installed at the factory, especially not on the trunk rear lower shroud. The bumpers were planned to be used on the trunk lid but never made it into production. The dimples down there were the contact surfaces for the rubber bumpers on the lid when slammed.

They were found unnecessary and the dimples were deleted from production around spring 1971.

My Mach 1 is early September 70 and has the dimples in the metal and the holes for the rubber bumpers in the trunk lid, but no bumpers installed.

I can't imagine that this was owner installed. I was told my car has all the original sheet metal at time of restoration. I don't think they would have been added at that time either. I guess there is no way to know if they were factory installed. This could make my trunk one of one! Has to be worth more now..Ha

They were added - not factory
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#9
Remove them and see if your trunk sits correctly when closed. If not, you know why someone put them in.

-Kurt

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cudak888;170547 Wrote:Remove them and see if your trunk sits correctly when closed. If not, you know why someone put them in.

-Kurt

Good point Kurt. Might just be the reason they are there!
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