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I bought a project car, a 71 convertible. The base grill is busted out. I am replacing it with a Mach1 grill, which will be installed later when the body work is being fit.  It’s a new car and grill to me.

the question is, do I need headlight rings?

so far I have the grill, the center pony, the horizontal yellow lights. And mounting kits.

what other parts are required?

thanks!

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What kind of grille was in the car originally?  The wiring harness is different between the standard grille and the Mach 1 grille - the standard harness doesn't have sockets for the turn signals.

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32 minutes ago, MikeGriese said:

What kind of grille was in the car originally?  The wiring harness is different between the standard grille and the Mach 1 grille - the standard harness doesn't have sockets for the turn signals.

Apparently it was a standard pony grill, but the car was burned and a 73 harness installed, the current harness can’t power the headlights, side markers and under bumper lights, much less the Mach 1 lights in grill.  I plan on a complete wiring harness replacement, do that will hopefully resolve any missing electrical connectors. It’s currently a mess.

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You will need headlight doors, they cover the chrome rings that hold in the headlight. They are a dark grey and made of the same pot metal as the body parts. (zinc whatever pot metal). Mine are painted black to match the grille. I did have a bent one and had to find a different used one. They are held in with a small tang on the bottom and a single phillips screw on top. The middle of the grille is screwed to the hood latch upright bracket via 2 phillips screws as well. Good luck!!

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I have a 71 Mach 1 and I have quite a few pics of the 71 grill set-up. There may be some other parts you'll need depending on what you have left over in the vert that you can use.

If it were me, knowing the old harness was burned and something that is not designed for the 71 car, the 73 harness, I'd go to Midlife, a site supporter as I'm sure you know, and have him make you the correct harness for under the hood. The grill sport lamps have only a two wire bulb socket, one power the other ground. While at it, I'd for sure add LED lights throughout. There has been much written on that subject over the last few days, Read "Headlight Relays" for example. Buy your LED's from Hi-Po Parts Garage. Bill will help you with all you need to do the job right, the first time. There is a link posted in Headlight Relays thread, or google it.

Let me know what pics you need.

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You'll need the D1ZZ-8182-B grill support shown in the image below. I assume by your 12/70 build date that you have the dual vertical support, as opposed to the later single unit. These are tough to find and not reproduced, might try Ohio Mustang or Motorcity Mustang. 

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37 minutes ago, Hemikiller said:

You'll need the D1ZZ-8182-B grill support shown in the image below. I assume by your 12/70 build date that you have the dual vertical support, as opposed to the later single unit. These are tough to find and not reproduced, might try Ohio Mustang or Motorcity Mustang. 

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Looks like I have the double, thanks for the tip.

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Looking at your pic of the center brace, this is what the Mach 1 grill looks like. 

For some reason, I can't find the pics I was looking for since I got a new computer. I can retake anything else if it will help, just let me know

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