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African Mustang,

 

You gotten this far with, I would replace the entire assembly per your previous post. Rust, it is either media blasted or cut out. Just think, you can rust proof it better than Ford would have ever done.

 

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Based on the area of the lower cowl on the passenger side rear of the air inlet 'hat,' I would replace both the upper and lower. I think you said that you'd ordered those pieces?

 

Plus, as mustang7173 points out, this will allow you to prep and paint the new metal better than Ford did...

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I'd replace. While it could be patched and new "hats" could be built, it would take more time and money at this point than buying the replacement and installing it.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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With the cowl panel sorted it was the rear ends turn today. The corner pieces of the trunk filler panel and tail light panel as well as the filler panel itself are pretty bad. They are not available new so I have put out a couple of inquiries for used parts.

 

Any comments or suggestions?

 

 

African Mustang

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I think there is someone stamping those corners out for Falcon XB's and that the contour is virtually identical

 

here's a thread http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-aussie-trunk-corner-repair-panels

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Too bad you are so far away. I am sure you could get a much better one from the junk yards here. You need to be sure to take measurements of everything to get the body back square. With all the metal you have loose now not much keeping it in place. You are making progress which is good.

We got up to probably at least 6 inches of snow here this morning. We have had snow on the ground for the last couple weeks has halted all work on my garage.

David

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Well I hope the snow passes soon. Its a scorcher here!

 

I was in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago. Check out these cars from a sheiks private collection.

 

Went to a Drag event at the F1 circuit and saw some nice cars there to.

 

 

African Mustang

Looks like he like T-Birds for sure. The 61 roadsters were a really nice car. Money talks.

David

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African Mustang,

 

This vendor has a lot of the 71-73 used mustangs parts that may fit your needs. Good Luck!

 

http://usedmustangparts.net/

 

mustang7173

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The devil is in the detail! Inching forward. I will post some photos of the bodywork shortly.

 

Can anyone tell me if Hooker super competition headers 6115HKR are good for use on the 460 in my car? Will they fit??

 

 

African Mustang

I cannot but I am sure someone here can. Are you sure it is a 460? Did not come in mustang but other big ford cars for sure and trucks. I think they cast the C.I. number in the left front of the block and sometimes they did not change the number and it will say 460 and will be 429. The picture is a 429 marked 460. This happened a lot have 289 engines that say 302 in the casting. This link goes to a site that has the best info for Ford part numbers I have found.

http://mustangtek.com/block/Block.html

Put up a post on your questions on the headers I am sure some member can help.

David

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  • 2 months later...

those headers will work, you may need the correct frame mounts for a 429 460 though, and will likely run into issues for driveshaft length as well, depending on what the 460/C6 came out of

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