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I've seen pictures of what my 1973 Mach 1 originally might have looked like, but, why would my rear valance be black?

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#2
Previous owner may have replaced it with a 71-72 part???? Chuck
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#3
Ehmmm... could it be that your car used to have the blacked out lower body?... I´ve never seen an original option in which the valance is in black and the rest of the car isn´t...

The other posibility is that your rear valance is from another car, but still NOS... Smile
c9zx;45256 Wrote:Previous owner may have replaced it with a 71-72 part???? Chuck

Ohh... 73 did not came with the black lower body option? Im soooo dumb! Tongue



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#4
Correct - the 73 didn't have the black or argent lower body panels.

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#5
The 73 non-Mach 1's that had the exterior Decor Group did come with a black (or argent) lower body panel. Yours could have come off of one of those.
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#6
Thanks.

Since my grille looks to be off a standard 73 I'm leaning toward the rear valance also being off that same car.

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#7
That is not the original valance
73 did not have dual exhaust cut outs, all 73's had turn down exhaust.

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OMS;46194 Wrote:That is not the original valance
73 did not have dual exhaust cut outs, all 73's had turn down exhaust.
That may have been the reason a previous owner replaced the valance...for tail pipes exit. I am planning on doing that on FIRE (my '73 Mach 1) after I get the 545 installedSmile.

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cobra3073;46218 Wrote:
OMS;46194 Wrote:That is not the original valance
73 did not have dual exhaust cut outs, all 73's had turn down exhaust.
That may have been the reason a previous owner replaced the valance...for tail pipes exit. I am planning on doing that on FIRE (my '73 Mach 1) after I get the 545 installedSmile.

BT
While I appreciate correct, I'd do it. The valance and tips just look so good. Chuck

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Detector;45253 Wrote:I've seen pictures of what my 1973 Mach 1 originally might have looked like, but, why would my rear valance be black?

[Image: 73machfrnt6.jpg]

Terry, do you also need the trim that goes around the back window?

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
73 F-code Convertible, Planned: color TBD/Black top/White Int., 351C, 5-spd, 3L50.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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