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Honeycomb taillight panel - 1971 flip-down vs. 1972 screw cap
#1
I had an opportunity to photograph one of each, side-by-side today.

Top is the original 1971 design with a large center opening for flip-down gas caps. To my knowledge, this piece is not reproduced.

The bottom is the smaller 1972 design made to hide the painted sheet metal under the now-smaller screw-on cap, and is presently reproduced:

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Part number on the '71 piece - D1ZB-63423A42-AB:

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Part number on the '72 piece - D2ZB-63423A42-AA:

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-Kurt

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#2
I am planning on going with a flip down cap on my newly purchased and installed honeycomb tail light panel, I guess it will be cutting wheel time soon?

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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Mikes73;191600 Wrote:I am planning on going with a flip down cap on my newly purchased and installed honeycomb tail light panel, I guess it will be cutting wheel time soon?

Honestly, I don't know. The flip-down cap might fit just fine over the smaller hole.

-Kurt

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#4
Thanks Kurt, that would help a bunch on the install.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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cudak888;191602 Wrote:
Mikes73;191600 Wrote:I am planning on going with a flip down cap on my newly purchased and installed honeycomb tail light panel, I guess it will be cutting wheel time soon?

Honestly, I don't know. The flip-down cap might fit just fine over the smaller hole.

-Kurt

I got this kit from OMS and it fits my repop flip-open cap perfectly.

http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2219

The flip-open cap fits the smaller hole, and flares out from there to become 'full size.' It's pretty much and optical delusion at that point. Wink Big Grin

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Mister 4x4;191607 Wrote:I got this kit from OMS and it fits my repop flip-open cap perfectly.

That panel is from the '72 tooling.

If your flip-open fits over it just fine, then the '72 panels can be use with the '71 flip-open caps without modification.

-Kurt

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#7
It also does not require any paint around the gas cap area for, "you know... just in case," purposes. Wink Big Grin

Eric

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#8
Good info, I have a car where the honeycomb was left off. I am going to get a flip down cap as well. It looks right on a classic car.

Bright lime 72 Mach 1 with 351C 4V, with summit 600 carb(have a Holley too), Edelbrock dual-plane manifold, Hooker headers, 3 inch exhaust with flowmasters, 17 inch Eleanor wheels, FMX tranny, A/C, P/S, front disks and 350 rear gear. Drive it to work every day.
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#9
Sounds like a plan folks, I will let everyone know how it turns out, waiting on a CJ's 20 percent of sale to get things goingSmile

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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#10
Since we are talking about pop open caps. I have been told by a couple people that put the repo on, and it was Drake, not to waste my money. It would not stay closed.
Are there any repos that work like the original or just the cap with cover? Will they clear the metal panels like on verts?
Thanks,
David
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