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1 hour ago, Big Red Mach 1 said:

To my understanding, if your front windows were power, the back ones could roll down manual. If the front ones were manual, the back ones were fixed. Not sure what the logic was behind that. 

 

All 4 windows in my car are power and I've seen other Mustangs with power having the same, all 4 roll down powered.

I've never seen the configuration you speak of and I've been in this hobby 39 years.

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21 minutes ago, RacerX said:

All 4 windows in my car are power and I've seen other Mustangs with power having the same, all 4 roll down powered.

I've never seen the configuration you speak of and I've been in this hobby 39 years.

You are probably right. I know I've seen what I mentioned, but it was probably someone that added power windows to the front on their own. It may or may not be true, but I've also heard that all coupes, grande's and verts got roll down 1/4 windows in some form. It was just the Machs that got left out. True?

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Power windows was on all four windows, no manual cranks involved.

The 71-73 sportsroof quarter windows were fixed unless optioned with power windows. coupes and convertibles had four retractable windows. 

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1 hour ago, mjlan said:

What's the build date? I'd be interested in some pieces if its an early build.

I do not know the build date since the door was replaced. I did take a picture of the dash VIN. Someone on here should eb able to narrow down the build date. Looks like this one was 110222 sequentially. My other cars are 164804 on 1/22/71 and 181027 on 3/4/71. Extrapolating those numbers it sure seems like it was an early build (if I understand it correctly this would have been the 10222nd unit built). I can't get pics of any date stamps with it on the lift. Let me know what you might be interested in. I was hoping to lower lift this wkend but supposed to be single digits this wkend. 2 of my cars will need to be outside and reluctant to do that when cold and won't do it when rain/snow forecast.20210203_094130.thumb.jpg.c6d742a7186bd3d2693731776c079e72.jpg

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That sequence number is pretty close, mine's 1098xx so three hundred or so cars earlier. Early cars had left & right supports which is what I'm after, not sure when they changed to the single support.

I'm on the hunt for nice hood supports- mine are broken pretzels. The ears where they attach to the core support and where the front valance bolts are usually bent and damaged. If those parts are straight I'm interested!

Thanks!

-Matt

Edit: Found a picture, the parts I've pointed to with blue arrows are what I'm looking for but I'd take whatever parts are there in good shape!

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If you have a later 71 and you have just a single radiator to grille support bracket instead of the two that Matt showed in the post above I would be interested in it if he is not.

Thanks,

Lance

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On 2/11/2021 at 9:07 PM, Lancelot72 said:

If you have a later 71 and you have just a single radiator to grille support bracket instead of the two that Matt showed in the post above I would be interested in it if he is not.

Thanks,

Lance

Sorry for the delay.  i have been holding onto the parts in the picture since I took everything off my 72 Sprint that i could before junking it around 1992.  I think the part you are asking about is in the pic below.  It is the part from the vertical support to the grille, correct? At the top of the picture.

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On 2/4/2021 at 2:49 PM, mjlan said:

That sequence number is pretty close, mine's 1098xx so three hundred or so cars earlier. Early cars had left & right supports which is what I'm after, not sure when they changed to the single support.

I'm on the hunt for nice hood supports- mine are broken pretzels. The ears where they attach to the core support and where the front valance bolts are usually bent and damaged. If those parts are straight I'm interested!

Thanks!

-Matt

Edit: Found a picture, the parts I've pointed to with blue arrows are what I'm looking for but I'd take whatever parts are there in good shape!

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Those parts are on the vert i am parting out.  I think they are in decent shape but car is on a lift until the weather warms up and i can move some cars out.  It looks like that is at the end of next week maybe.  I tried reaching the parts from a ladder but not not feasible (or too risky).

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

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On 2/17/2021 at 10:00 PM, cwalker509 said:

Sorry for the delay.  i have been holding onto the parts in the picture since I took everything off my 72 Sprint that i could before junking it around 1992.  I think the part you are asking about is in the pic below.  It is the part from the vertical support to the grille, correct? At the top of the picture.

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I have one on order from Ebay.  Thanks,

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How's the rear bumper? It looks good in the pic. Would it be at all reasonable to ship that to New Mexico? I also need a bottom trim piece for the grille.

Thanks,

Jake

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Someone else had some interest in the bumper. I will try to get some close up pics of it today (using a step ladder).  The grille looks to be intact. If it is I would like to sell that as an assembly. The weather is breaking here. If it doesn't rain all day every day this week I hope to be able to lower the lift to start tearing it down.

13 hours ago, jakosaur said:

How's the rear bumper? It looks good in the pic. Would it be at all reasonable to ship that to New Mexico? I also need a bottom trim piece for the grille.

Thanks,

Jake

 

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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BTW just for reference the VIN# is not how they went down the line. The VIN# is assigned early on and might take weeks to get all the right parts in to build. They wrote with grease pencil the build sequence for the day usually on the LF of the radiator support down low.,  Sometimes also in the license plate area. The VIN# did not go down the line in sequence. I have a 73 that sat for long time here is the Marti look at the dates. Do not know why it took so long to get the right pieces.image.thumb.png.31d31971701ec59801b333450fa7036e.png

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On 2/20/2021 at 6:28 PM, jakosaur said:

How's the rear bumper? It looks good in the pic. Would it be at all reasonable to ship that to New Mexico? I also need a bottom trim piece for the grille.

Thanks,

Jake

Pics enclosed. Bumper is straight but by no means is the chrome perfect

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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The weather has improved dramatically. I plan to lower the lift today (unless my real job intervenes and then it should be tomorrow) and start pulling parts. I plan to pull and bag and tag as needed taking pi s as I go. There are a few parts spoken for and I will reach out to those folks with pics and prices if I have not already done so.

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Everyone. Now that ihave started dismantling the car I realized a few things. One....I have gotten old.  Stuff does not go as quickly despite the benefit of wisdom. .....and the increase in my knowledge tells me I was VERY spoiled by buying cars with no or very little rust. This thing sat in a field for years and despite using aerokroil a lot of things simply are not coming loose. I will continue to plug away at it. I also am facing some challenges with my real job interfering with time and also needing to organize my garage. 

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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I'm going to wager a guess it's toast because most are usually rusted out, but... How's the metal trim piece on the inside over the windshield that goes the full width?

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On 2/11/2021 at 9:07 PM, Lancelot72 said:

If you have a later 71 and you have just a single radiator to grille support bracket instead of the two that Matt showed in the post above I would be interested in it if he is not.

Thanks,

Lance

Are you still needing the grille support (single piece item). There is a pic of the one I have earlier in this posting.

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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2 hours ago, Animal Lawyer said:

Do you have power windows? If so I need the window switch socket (the part wired into door) & the switch cover/bezel

'71 power window switches were different than '73.  This part won't work for you.

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12 hours ago, Animal Lawyer said:

Do you have power windows? If so I need the window switch socket (the part wired into door) & the switch cover/bezel

No power windows (wish I did but then I would be using them).

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Nothing better than a parts car!

I need the rear seat belts if they are black and in not to bad of shape.

We somehow managed to misplace the rear buckles and the car is almost completely back together.

Thanks so much!

- Paul

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