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TuTone Hood Black or Argent Layout
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Hope this is right place to post this info.
I was looking at jpaz last posts on the repair of his crashed car. With all the miss information on the net about the size and position of the black or argent flat paint on the hood thought I would post a side by side of his car and mine about the same size. For some reason I cannot get it to work. I took both pictures and cropped them to close to same size but cannot reduce the file size for some reason.
System will not let me do a screen print either says too large.
His black looks to be positioned front to back about right but the width is for sure small. The flatness of the paint with today's paint is what you get. I would expect the factory used lacquer in the day to dry fast.
So here is what I have.

[Image: jpaz.jpg]

[Image: Original.jpg]


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#2
David I do see what you mean. This why in a reply post to you, I asked the question (paraphrased) "does anybody know IF there were any changes to the hood black-out size and shape between 1971 and 1973" We all know Ford changed thing almost 'at will'. The side stripes on the 73 are totally different, so I wondered If by chance someone in the design studio decided the hood black-out needed a refresh, hence it's bigger. I guess I'm curious in case I decide to repaint my '71 hood and get it right.
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runninpony 
Seems to be at least another inch wider on each side on David's car!

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#4
I hope the date codes on the other hoods I have with original paint are early hoods so I can compare them. Will be next week before I can get to them.


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(02-23-2019, 12:45 PM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Seems to be at least another inch wider on each side on David's car!

 From an esthetics and proportional view point, the layout on jpaz's car looks better than the wider black-out on David's car. That's just my opinion of course.
 Adding to my above reply, dose anybody have a picture of a 71 and 72 hood with factory black-out?  I'm just getting way to curios now, I need answers!!!
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(02-23-2019, 12:54 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I hope the date codes on the other hoods I have with original paint are early hoods so I can compare them. Will be next week before I can get to them.

Ah, you have other factory hoods! Yes indeed it would be interesting to know of any differences.

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#7
This is a picture from the Ford Sales Brochure for 71 and the black does look to be more narrow for sure.
The 1972 Brochure does not have a pic and the 73 looks smaller than mine. Lots of things changes from the early cars in the brochure for sure.
[Image: b_1973%20Ford%20Mustang-12-13.jpg]
[Image: 1971%20Mustang-14.jpg]


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#8
Interesting! I wonder if it just comes down to whom ever was setting up the blackouts on a particular day, Strange for sure.

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#9
I see what you mean too David. But I did tell my painter to go by the layout from Kit Sullivan’s 71 429 Mach, and I am very happy with how it turned out. Kit was a member on this site, as I’m sure many of you remember. Anyway if I remember correctly he said that if you use the 2” rule for the layout you would be right on. He had a great wright up on it here. So what that means, if you measure 2” from the contours of the hood to the outside edge of the outline, then it would leave it 2” back from the leading edge of the front of the hood. I forgot how much is in between the outline and main part, 1/2” I think. He said that's how his original hood was done from the factory and that’s the hood that Graphics express made their template from. It’s the same one used today.
Here’s a yellow and black hood on the 429 mega site. I think mine looks very similar, definitely close enough for me. So maybe there was a change, which I find hard to believe that Ford would spend more money on paint. But guess they may have or were the templates that they used that different?
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#10
It's really difficult to tell for sure, John's picture is taken from a lower angle and with a shorter lens. If you take a straightedge and line up with the outside (small) stripe the straightedge will line up with the inside of the hood lock in both pictures. Really need the measurements on John's blackout. I know that David measured one of his at about 6-3/16 inches.
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