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rear hood corner protectors
#1
Does anyone still have the black plastic protectors on the rear corners of the hood? I think the y stopped using the sometime in January 1972 but, I'm trying to narrow it down/confirm the dates. Small holes on the rear corners of the hood may indicate that the hood came with the protectors. I know it seems trivial but, this is the concours tab. All information appreciated. Chuck
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Picture?


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#3
runninpony 
I am unaware of any plastic pieces on the back of the hood unless you're talking about the plastic pieces that go under and around the back (top) edges of the fenders, those pieces are really hard to find since a 71 thing only. I have a pair (one of them is missing a small piece) that can snap a pic of but I have to dig them up.
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Chuck, are you referring to the upper rear of the front fender? If so, Ford called those "Front Fender Fillers. We discussed those in mach1000's post. https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-plas...nformation  There were also some fender and hood rear moldings Ford used for a very short time in early 71 production. The hood rear molding (D1ZZ-16B918-A) was a push on type with no attaching parts required. All Mustangs and  Cougar XR-7 (65F and 76F) had these moldings installed up to 2/1/71. The upper rear edge of  the fenders also had a push on molding but were different between the Mustang and Cougar. The Mustang (left: D1ZZ-16C133-A right: D1ZZ-16C132-A) and Cougar XR-7 (left: D1WY-16C133-A  right: D1WY-16C132-A) were not used after 2/1/71 and can be difficult to find and in good shape.
I have a early build 71 Mach1 (9-21-70) that I acquired in 1981. Most of  the hood rear molding was already missing (probably done by PO when the hood was removed for an engine swap) and what was left of the fender rear crumbled when touched. Time was not kind to these moldings.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#5
Thanks Steve! That was what I was referring to. I asked because an MCA judge told me they were used through 01/72. I didn't sound right to me so, I asked.

Thanks Again,
Chuck
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#6
I also agree they were a 71 specific application, but not sure when they cycled out of production. Maybe shoot Perkins a note. I can if you would like.

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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#7
Brian,
   That would be great if you would do that for me. Chuck
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#8
Here's a follow up question. Since the Boss 351 was intended to be a stripped down car for racing, would an early build have received these moldings as well?

To clarify my question, the B1 used a metal front bumper to save weight, no honeycomb on the back, no dual exhaust rear valance, etc, so with these external styling items purposely not included, would the cars built in this time frame have had the trim on the rear of the hood or would that have been left off?
My "stripped down" comment was a reference to the base model being designed as the successor to the earlier Bosses for racing (only a 4 speed, no air conditioning available, only a 3.91 rear end, special engine, etc), not saying that the cars couldn't be ordered with additional options.

Steve
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#9
email sent. Keep you posted on any response.

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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#10
Thank you! Chuck
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