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Rare Boss 351 Mecum Florida Auction
#11
There was a lot to be left for granted on this car.  Remember these things were rolling down the assembly line all day long and you had 40 - 60 seconds to do your job before the next one arrived.  Here are a few more pictures of the car.  First at Perkins then at Indy

At Perkins Shop

   
   
   


At Indy after restoration

   
   
   

You can see some of the chin spoiler in this picture of the trunk

   
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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#12
(11-12-2017, 08:55 AM)bkdunha Wrote: Spoiler was in the trunk and never installed at the dealer.

Confusing ---- is the "in" meant to be ON (on the trunk)? 1971-1973 cars were either with or without spoilers RIGHT? Trunk bars had different rates for the weight - so adjustment was at the factory. WE DON'T have spoilers "all over the place" -as you would with the variables of drilling at dealers all over the world. Never saw a deck template (let alone lots of them left over) like with antenna templates (from radio kits) .

Mark
P.S. Just tried to put a spoiler into a 71 trunk opening. (only way is with a fold down and it straight into the back seat)
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#13
The interior looks exactly like mine. I even have the same steering wheel and mirrors. Nice to see this and compare what a well cared for example looks like versus mine. I think Mine has held up the years very well.


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#14
This is a really good reference picture of the heavy duty hood springs. It really shows how the springs are flattened instead of round like the light duty hood springs. And Damn look at that windshield wiper motor.

I cant wait till January so I can see it in person. Smile


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#15
I believe what bkdunha was referring to is the front spoiler, which was standard and only available on the 71 Boss, being temporarily placed in the trunk. It was flexible and  placed in the trunk much like the front spoilers and air dams on the 74-78 Mustang II Cobra, King Cobra's and 79-82 Pace Car, Cobra and GT's. Between the train ride from the assembly plant and the transportation by the Motor Convoy carrier, anything that sat that low had a zero chance of arriving at the dealer undamaged.
The rear spoiler was not standard but was available on any sportsroof for a whopping $32.00 (as of 1/71) and was production installed. I don't remember seeing a template with the over the counter rear spoiler. We made a template from a employees 72 Mach 1 that had a production rear spoiler for shop use. Saw a lot of ruined deck lids with holes drilled crooked and too high!
Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#16
(11-13-2017, 07:36 PM)jowens1126 Wrote: This is a really good reference picture of the heavy duty hood springs.  It really shows how the springs are flattened instead of round like the light duty hood springs.  And Damn look at that windshield wiper motor.

I cant wait till January so I can see it in person.  Smile

When you do go to see it look at all of the runs in the cowl.  I added that picture to show just one of them, there were a lot more.  They also left a build sheet attached to the right side front marker light under the fender. Sorta cheesy in my opinion, but oh well.

One think I do not understand for this being an original paint car. The trunk spatter paint is applied after the interior trap door is installed in a fold down car.  Their should be overspray of the trunk paint on the trap door.  I still need to do this with mine and saved some of the spatter paint specifically for this purpose.

   
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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#17
Stunning looking car. Kind of prefered it before the engine resto though, bit of surface rust here and there and originality. Looks to new and shiny under there.
Mark
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