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What parts are unique to the 73's
I have a 1973 Mach 1 parts car. Car was hit years ago. I am interested removing & selling only the unique parts since I prefer the 71/2's.

I know the front bumper with the absorber shocks built into the frame horns, the front fenders and the rear tail lights are all different but what else?
Oh yeah - the rear bumper is different - one of the bumperettes (vertical pieces) are salvageable.

And what is the best way to remove the bumper/absorber assy as to not damage the shocks so that it might be usable for another car?

The car is a Windsor/FMX car. Hit hard in back. Many of the parts are already gone - factory tach & gauges, ram air hood.
I'll try and get some pics posted asap to help show what is left.

Thanks guys!

I know it is early but I hope everyone has a safe Easter weekend!


1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
Pics should definitely help. Hope you have a great Easter as well.



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the grille and park lights are different on the 73's

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Hood latch support is different

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I believe the only year that came with the rear bumper filler/gravel guard. Also believe that today's rear panel repops come with the holes already drilled for this filler panel.
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The fenders at the bumper are different for the use of the urethane setup , the running pony in the Mach1 grille is smaller a tad and will not work on the 71-72 cars. The tailights have bright trim rather than black, the grill lights / parking lights are sitting rather than laying down.
The hockey stick stripe is only correct on the convertible 73 the wider flat black stripes are unique on the 73.
I am sure some emission stuff is different as well that was the oil embargo year..
The shocks for the bumper just bolt to the frame rails with 2 bolts on each side. Use plenty of pb blaster and a long handle breaker bar to remove them. The nut is welded to the inside of the frame so you shouldn't have to worry about holding on to it.

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The front fender / rear quarter end caps are 73 only Items.

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motor mounts and frame perches are different. Captive style motor mounts

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

The car is not stored at my house so it might be next weekend before I can get some pics posted.
From what I remember - the front bumper (and assy) is decent. Most of the motor/underhood parts are available.
After posting - I have learned the error of my ways.
I should have been more prepared for the response.
Word to the wise if posting similar information:
----------take lots of pictures----VERY IMPORTANT.
Try to identify all you see in usable condition that you are willing to sell.
If possible, pull all you want to keep first.

Sorry guys - I just kinda posted it on a whim...

Wow what an amazing group of folks on here! Thanks!

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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