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Looking for 71-73 trunk lid bumpers
#1
Hi everybody,
for my 71 Mach 1 restoration, I am looking for a supplier of the two rubber lid bumpers. Unfortunately I scrapped the old ones during diassembly of the car because i saw they were included in the rubber kit for the car. Today I realized the ones in the kit are for 68-70 Mustangs and have a smaller mounting pin. So they just fall out of the bigger 71 holes in the lid.

Does anyone have a source for the right bumpers? NPD, MU, VCM, etc. do not list them.

Michael
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#2
Spechti;35009 Wrote:Hi everybody,
for my 71 Mach 1 restoration, I am looking for a supplier of the two rubber lid bumpers. Unfortunately I scrapped the old ones during diassembly of the car because i saw they were included in the rubber kit for the car. Today I realized the ones in the kit are for 68-70 Mustangs and have a smaller mounting pin. So they just fall out of the bigger 71 holes in the lid.

Does anyone have a source for the right bumpers? NPD, MU, VCM, etc. do not list them.

Michael


71- 73's never had trunk lid bumpers
Early 71's had an indent on the trunk to tail panel corners, like they were going to have the bumpers but never did.

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#3
Thanks, Don.
The ones I removed were so soaked in paint and so brittle that it was impossible to say wether they belonged there or not. That was the reason why I trashed them.

You are right, my Mustang was built in September 1970, almost at the beginning of the 71 model year. And yes, it has the dimples in the sheetmetal. There are also factory holes for rubber bumpers in the trunk lid corners.

Does the fact that there are no bumpers mean the correct position of the trunk lid is only held by the trunk lock and the weatherstrip? And this is sufficient to keep the lid from contacting metal when slammed close?
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#4
Spechti;35017 Wrote:Thanks, Don.
The ones I removed were so soaked in paint and so brittle that it was impossible to say wether they belonged there or not. That was the reason why I trashed them.

You are right, my Mustang was built in September 1970, almost at the beginning of the 71 model year. And yes, it has the dimples in the sheetmetal. There are also factory holes for rubber bumpers in the trunk lid corners.

Does the fact that there are no bumpers mean the correct position of the trunk lid is only held by the trunk lock and the weatherstrip? And this is sufficient to keep the lid from contacting metal when slammed close?

Michael,

like yours, my Mach 1 was build in September 1970. It does NOT have any trunk lid bumpers. As you said, the trunk lid is positioned by the trunk lid hinges and the lock. The weather stripping keeps lid and body apart. No need for bumpers.

- Manfred
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#5
Thanks, guys, for your enlightening answers.

This makes clear that the bumpers that came on the car when I got it were installed by one of the previous owners. It is uncertain which car they were from.

I will attach the trunk lid as recommended.

Michael
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