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The most egregious "errors" you've seen on a 71-73?
#1
Kind of a weird question but what are the most annoying and oddball "mistakes' you have seen on the big-body cars?

The common ones I see are:

1) Rear spoiler mounted backwards! It is unbelievable to me how many I see that are so obviously mismounted and the owner hasn't a clue! Funny stuff...

2) On repainted 73s, the top of the front bumper fails to get blacked out. The black paint on the top rear section of the front bumper simulated the (now missing for '73) lower black lip on the 71-72 grilles, and also tended to make the new huge bumper a little less massive-looking.

3) Missing black paint (73-style) in tail-light bezels and rear panel strips on 71-72 cars. Many have looked at these lights and trim pieces over the years and never seen the difference...to me it sticks out like a sore thumb if not "correct".

These are all of course, meaningless in the real world, and some people may prefer thier car that way, but...
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#2
The Magnum 500's look out of place on a 73 to me, since I know they were not available in 73. Although they are good looking wheels, not a big deal.



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Tu-tone hood paint not following the lines of the hood at 1-1/2" to 2-inches offset from the raised curve surfaces and also not being centered equidistance on the front edge.

Second is missing the twist locks on Tu-tone hoods.

Still that doesn't make me shun these cars because even with an incorrect Tu-tone hood treatment they still look great.

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#4
yeah, magnums are incorrect on a 73, but they look so great!

Too bad they never offered the 73 aluminum rim in a 15x7 or 15x8 size. That would have really opened up a whole new look.
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#5
When I had my 73 repainted the factory ford blue color they did not black out the top of the front bumper. I made them fix it.

Is it not like this on the 72's?

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Almost everything on mine. Smile

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#7
1) 71-72 Mach 1s restored with hockey stick stripes put on when they only came with lower body blackout with chrome trim.

2) Ram air added on factory 4v cars

3) engine bays painted gloss black or bodycolor

4) reproduction air cleaner decal sets that people put on with the "front" label

5) 71-72 Mach 1s with chrome front bumpers
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#8
Some of these "errors" you point out are evident on my car, however, I consider them "choices".

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#9
And some are out of neccesity. Chrome bumper on a mach 1may be the only bumper available.

I get annoyed at obvious "mix and match" assembly:
1) chrome hood lip, but painted fender lips?
2) deluxe dash cluster panel, but standard passenger side or gauge-cluster panels?
3) mismatched tire brands or sizes
4) or, a single sport mirror on drivers door, no passenger mirror.

And my favorite ghetto-cheat is those that have simply removed the block-off plates from thier ram-air hood and with an open-element air-cleaner along with the ram-air hood paint and decals proceed to show off thier "ram-air" system to everyone.
The hood decal should read:"351 ENGINE DIRTY-IFIER".
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Kit Sullivan;167328 Wrote:And some are out of neccesity.
2) deluxe dash cluster panel, but standard passenger side or gauge-cluster panels?

The standard cluster panel is not reproduced. That's why mine is like that.

71/72 hockey stick stripes on a '73 Mach1 grinds my gears.

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