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Adjusting the trunk lid
#1
How do you adjust the trunk lid on a 71 Mach1? The left side seems to be sitting a little higher than the right side.

Also, does everyone's Antenna stick out to the side instead of straight up and down? I think a minor tweak to the base of the antenna rod may be in short order! LOL
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#2
I am not personally aware of any "adjustment" to the deck lid - - sounds like "something" may be uneven, especially if there are no problems with the hinges or the rubber around the trunk. Perhaps someone else will chime in with a suggestionSmile.

As to the antenna, I have seen some where they are sitting to the side but that is not "natural", to say the least. Sounds like an adjustment is in order. It also appears you are getting into "Spice" or is it "Sugar?"

BT
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#3
Is the hinge bent a little.On my sons 72 I had to use some washers to get them even.
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#4
Everything attached to the trunk deck seems straight. I'll have to get a good look today after work.

The Mach1 is Spice...LOL! The Coupe is Sugar. I think Sugar will have more attitude than Spice after it's all said and done! Haha...Big Grin
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#5
Actually, while looking at some other Mach1's, I noticed tat their antennas are on the right front fender. This one is on the left rear?? Is that normal?
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#6
It should be on the right front fender. Someone must have moved it.
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#7
It's on the right front fender on my 73 convertible. Same thing in all the pics I have of 73's.

Doc
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#8
Yeah, I think it was moved but it looks kind of cool! Reminds me of some of the other period muscle cars that had them on the back quarter!
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#9
If you like it .Don't change it .Maybe add a little flag that say's spice on it lolBig Grin
Eric


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#10
I agree with '72...leave it on there if it is working and you like it that way. In fact, when I received my MACH I (Export Only), the antenna was not even installed.

I thought about putting it on the rear passenger side but went with the flow. As I think about it now, I may change it during the pending "repaint."

See what you started BarrySmile!

BT
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