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Factory Tie Downs
How many of you still have factory tie downs on your car? I noticed they are still on the "new Boss" Dad picked up. It started raining here or I would be posting some pics, that is if he let's me. LOL
Mine are still on. I use them to tie the car down on the trailer when I go to the track.

drive it like you stole it
Part of prepping a new car for delivery included removing the tie downs.
don29163;88096 Wrote:Part of prepping a new car for delivery included removing the tie downs.

I know that was supposed to be the case and then Ford would give $.50 per tie down returned. This is the first car Dad has had that still had them.
I still have them.


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Anybody have a picture?

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
Both the 73 and 69 still have the tie down brackets.
don29163;88096 Wrote:Part of prepping a new car for delivery included removing the tie downs.

Yep, volume five of Ford shop manual pre-delivery page 50-02-02;
"Remove shipping tie-down brackets (Mustang)".


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My 67 and 72 both still have them. I think a majority of the dealerships didn't worry about taking them off. I originally thought there were only two styles available. I learned this weekend when taking pictures of a 73' convertible with 173 original miles that there is a 3rd design with a right angle bend to bolt to the bottom of the frame in addition to the sides of the frame. I will post some pictures in a few days.

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
My 71 also still has the factory tie downs.


1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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