Part revision from 71 to 72

7173Mustangs.com

Help Support 7173Mustangs.com:

Joined
Nov 23, 2010
Messages
7,163
Reaction score
254
Location
Escondido, Ca.
My Car
71 Mustang Mach 1
72 Mustang Mach 1 (parts car)
Today I pulled out my original 71 shock tower covers and a set pulled of a 72 Grande.  While inspecting them to see which set I will restore I notice the 72 covers have been updated. First look the 72 covers have more dense square bump stops. The 72 driver side cover is complete new part with 4 ribs in the cover over the 71s 3 ribs. It also has flat stock added to the shock tower mounting surface. Both 72 covers have a updated reinforcement on the backside for the bump stops. The 72 passenger side cover seems to be the same part with the updated bump stop reinforcement. Looking at my original 71 driver side cover I can see why Ford had to revise the cover. It was bent from bottoming out.  So my guess with the extra weight on the drivers side caused the car to bottom out hard.

IMG_2112.JPG

IMG_2111.JPG

IMG_2108.JPG

IMG_2106.JPG

IMG_2103.JPG

IMG_2101.JPG

IMG_2100.JPG

IMG_2099.JPG

 
Top