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Front Hood Trim & NACA Duct attachment
#11
I think you also have to consider that some car’s came with the chrome hood trim in ‘71-2, I don’t think these would have been on the hood when it was painted thus, unpainted acorn screws also. I could see the factory painting the trim and acorn nuts on hoods withcolour matching trim to save time and $$$.
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#12
I will do some checking today on some of my cars.
I have the crashed 72 vert that had been painted will look to see if they painted under the hood or not. Also I have the 73 vert that did have at least the top of the hood and fenders painted will also look at it.
My 73 Mach 1 for sure has not been painted so I will check and take some pictures of any proof.
I seem to recall in the Ford Facts book for at least the 73 that the process for painting was two coats of primer, sand then two coats of color and the final third coat of color was applied with the different kind of spray system. Seems like it was called high atomize or something.
I could see them maybe prime then put the trim on and then top coat.
Having been in several of the Ford assembly plants I got permission to go into the paint room at the Ohio Truck plant in Cleveland where Econoline and the Mini van were built.
While walking around the paint area I noticed that for the sliding side door trim that covers the track in the side of the van they place it in the windshield opening for paint. This allowed paint to be applied inside the sliding side door and they painted the trim piece at the same time not attached. I could see them doing something like this for the hood trim and the scoops also.
For sure the fender ends were not on and the chrome would be no way.
Ok this is and edit. I looked at my 73 Mach 1 the nuts are painted build 4/73 so late build. NASA hood.
My 73 vert built 4-73 also is not painted, has flat hood.
The 72 vert I have that was a one owner crashed looks to have overspray on the nuts but not fully painted. This is a flat hood car.
Need more original owner cars so you know the hood has not been replaced and history.
I do have two more hoods in storage I can look at when I am there. There is also the hood off the crashed 72 T-5 at the barn I will also look at and I think I took the scoops out of that one so can look at paint there also.

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#13
(12-04-2018, 10:24 PM)bkdunha Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 04:43 PM)Mac Wrote: Being the original owner of my '71 Mach, I can verify that my car came from the factory with unpainted acorn nuts across the front hood trim.

Mac

Could you provide any pictures and your build date?

Build date 9/70.  See pics below.
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#14
(12-04-2018, 04:01 PM)bkdunha Wrote: Very good feed back and examples to back it up.  Thank you everyone and if some known original 71 & 72's can be identified it would be great to get some validation.  Thank you, keep it going.

Here is my hood being sanded. Not sure on the nuts but you can definitely tell was painted under the scoops and front trim.
my car is an early 71 as well.
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#15
Mine was built in 9/70, and none of the fasteners under the hood were painted.

   

Eric

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#16
(12-05-2018, 04:23 PM)Mac Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 10:24 PM)bkdunha Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 04:43 PM)Mac Wrote: Being the original owner of my '71 Mach, I can verify that my car came from the factory with unpainted acorn nuts across the front hood trim.

Mac

Could you provide any pictures and your build date?

Build date 9/70.  See pics below.
[Image: IMG-1434.jpg]

[Image: IMG-1435.jpg]

[Image: IMG-1433.jpg]

[Image: IMG-1436.jpg]

This car has been repainted?
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#17
(12-06-2018, 04:08 PM)7173Vert Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 04:23 PM)Mac Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 10:24 PM)bkdunha Wrote: Could you provide any pictures and your build date?

Build date 9/70.  See pics below.
[Image: IMG-1434.jpg]

[Image: IMG-1435.jpg]

[Image: IMG-1433.jpg]

[Image: IMG-1436.jpg]

This car has been repainted?
Yes, after 40+ years of waxing it. I broke thru to the primer on the high points.  First had it touched up, but my eyes always went to those areas, so I had a personal friend who is a body man keep it one winter, he disassembled, painted (the original color - grabber lime green) all parts while apart and reassembled.  That was years ago, the paint has held up well.
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#18
Thank you all for your feedback and examples

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

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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