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The beginning / Front bumper
#1
Well,
Got some pictures of my 73.
This doesn't seems to be correct, it looks like it's strange , no ?
Right, or is it a correct assembly ?

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Vincent.
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#2
(03-13-2019, 04:45 PM)Machvince Wrote: Well,
Got some pictures of my 73.
This doesn't seems to be correct, it looks like it's strange , no ?
Right, or is it a correct assembly ?

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Mon Dieu !  I had the same set - up on the '73 I bought.  They have fitted the spoiler underneath the bumper - should be on the metal stone guard.  Search this site for front spoiler fitting instructions, it's brilliant.  I took mine all apart to tidy up the whole front section and re -fitted according to the measurements given on this forum.  Worked out perfect.  The fact that you seem to have all good condition parts is a bonus.  It will be fine when fixed correctly.
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#3
Yes the spoiler looks incorrect for placement.
Also I have included a picture of my original never painted Mach 1 in the area of the side marker light.
On every original 73 that I have seen there was black paint applied to the fender before the stripe was applied and the frame for the light was also flat black.
My paint has peeled but you can still see some it. The showroom brochure shows them both ways. My car was made in April or May I forget.
I also understand that the side stripes are not cut correctly. I did a rub off for a member and some measurements and he said they were different. Note how your stripe goes into the recess for the bumper and my original does not. The stripe mfg. would not change said people were buying what the made and would not do them correctly. Angry
The spoiler on my car actually split while just sitting in the barn. I have a NOS one to replace when it goes to the museum next month. Since none of these were put on at the factory they do vary a lot.

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#4
Thanks !
So , One more task... 
Another small one , will be the antenna.. Looks funny this way..
There are also numerous scratch of paint.


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Vincent.
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#5
That's definitely way off!
I have a 72 and I must admit that I haven't looked at a 73 valance up close yet, so this might not apply for you but ..... well.
Mine isn't completely correct either as I didn't know how to install it when I put it on the car but it might help. Credits go to our user Scott (QcodeMach351) who at the time provided this info.
There are two "creases" on the valance that you need to align it with. You want to install it so that it touches these two points (not sit on top!), so you see that mine would need to be about 25 millimeters further back. 

I hope the 73 valance looks the same underneath. 

   

It still looks ok though.


   

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#6
I do not think there are instructions inside the Ford box. I have a NOS one in the box and will look today will post a scan if anything there. I think these were less than $20.00 when Ford sold them. Should have bought more.


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#7
David, I have seen installation instructions in some of the 69 and 70 spoiler cartons, but  most of the time not. Ford did include the hardware for the 69 model. Between the numerous  spoilers I sold and the many I bought for my own use, there were never any instruction sheets or hardware included with the 71 style front spoiler.
In the mid to late 70's they were in the $20-24 range and by the time they were discontinued in the late 80's they had increased to $63.50!
Yep...while the song  "I wished I Knew Then What I Know Now" is playing in the background, I'll add that I also wished I had bought a few of them and stuck back in my parts stash!     Big Grin

Steve

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(03-15-2019, 01:58 AM)Machvince Wrote: Thanks !
So , One more task... 
Another small one , will be the antenna.. Looks funny this way..
There are also numerous scratch of paint.


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I don't see anything dramatically wrong here other than the bend at the top ?   Easy fix - pull that last section out a bit further, grab it with pliers or vice grips just below the bend and move the bent piece straight with another set of pliers.  It's in the right place so that's a good start. 
Paint scratches ? Different story. 
PKJ
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#9
I think the antenna is a 71 I believe 72 & 73 were the one piece design.


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(03-16-2019, 10:11 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I think the antenna is a 71 I believe 72 & 73 were the one piece design.

1971-72 had the telescoping antenna...there may have been a switch over some time in 72 to the one piece but not exactly sure. The 73 had the fixed antenna. They are reproduced. Pic below.


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Jeff
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