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Does anyone know the difference of the radiator support for a 1973 Coupe vs. convertible? It is said the the reproduction support will not fit the convertible. Now I have got one of these which I want to use it for my convertible and I don't see any difference. So will it work? Anyone has an idea?


Thanks Markus

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Call Don at Ohio Mustang Supply, he is a member on this forum and can tell you anything about aftermarket parts for our cars.


Might be a pretty pricey call from Switzerland. :)


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mine was rotted out so i bought a replacement from cj pony and had no problems welding it in my convertible.





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I have three rad supports hanging on the wall. They set on the same rails, perfectly stacked and aligned for comparsion. One is a NOS piece. One is a 71 convertible original that is 80% there, 20% has rusted away&gone, and a 71 coupe piece (a perfect original unit). I can't find any difference in them. Like you, I saw that note in the parts books several years age when doing the restoration on my vert. I saw no diff then, looked again today, still see no diff. All the holes/openings line up. All the contours are the same. There is a two digit number "65" which normally means "coupe" stamped on all three. It's adjacent to the rad opening.

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Thanks everyone for all your information and hints. May it be, that the material thikness is different due to the fact, that the conv needs more stability? I measure slightly less thikness on the one i have got from NPD compared to the OEM.

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