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Another Marti report question: Steel Guard Rails?
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Well, ownership of this '71 Grandé really keeps on proving that even after 43 years of various classic Mustangs ownership, I can still learn something new!
The invoice I just got from Marti lists "Steel Guard Rails" as one of the standard items that came with the Grandé model equipment on the car. What the heck is that referring to??? I'm guessing that it's just a fancy name for something fairly mundane, but I'd still like to know! (A Google search gave no explanation, just cars listed for sale with that in their description).
Thanks -

Ham & Eggs: A day's work for a chicken, a life-altering experience for a pig.
'71 Grandé, 351C Ram Air w/ Edelbrock carb and intake, 2 1/2" exhaust w/ DynaMax mufflers, NACA hood, front spoiler, 235/60-15 Radial T/As on 15x8 Vision Legend Five wheels, mostly new interior, several custom touches in and out...

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Mustangfeverrr, that is a safety item that by 1972 was on all Ford manufactured passenger cars across the entire product line. The "Steel Guard Rail" was a reinforcement inside the door that was designed to absorb and deflect side impacts in that area and provide greater occupant protection. Since performance was on the way out, safety was one of the new words for the day back then. I had a 72 Gran Torino to take a hit in that area and can tell you they do work!


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Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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Ah! I see. Thank you - that makes sense. I'd never heard that term before!

Ham & Eggs: A day's work for a chicken, a life-altering experience for a pig.
'71 Grandé, 351C Ram Air w/ Edelbrock carb and intake, 2 1/2" exhaust w/ DynaMax mufflers, NACA hood, front spoiler, 235/60-15 Radial T/As on 15x8 Vision Legend Five wheels, mostly new interior, several custom touches in and out...

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