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greenketch:
ok guys I am trying to find a replacement front end for my 71 mach 1. I have a guy that has a 73 that is a complete front end but I am confused all the parts I have seen so far go from 71 to 72 then jump to 73 and by front end I mean frame rails, crossmember,radiator support, inner and outer fenders, shock towers, EVERYTHING 8( will the 73 front end fit? your knowledge will be very helpful

thnx Tim

Thierry:
There is no reason why a 73 front end clip won't fit your 71 if you get everything but most people would do the opposite. The look of the 71/72 Mustang is more desirable than the one of the 73.
1973 Mustangs had a new grille, headlight trim and urethane bumper in place of the metal one. Other than that, they used the same parts.

1972 Mustang:


1973 Mustang:

greenketch:
that's what I was hoping to hear. It would be mostly the frame  and stuff I will keep the 71 grill and lights  etc...   hopefully it will be road worthy by the end of the summer

thanks Tim

Thierry:
I am not sure what all the different parts are but you may have some problems fitting a 1971 grill and headlights if all the other parts are from a 73.
If there is any difference it shouldn't be impossible to adapt them but it might need some modifications.

mustanger:
He is right the 71 to 73 will work just different grill on the 73 and the lights on grill set different as i have a 72 mach 1
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Thierry wrote:
I am not sure what all the different parts are but you may have some problems fitting a 1971 grill and headlights if all the other parts are from a 73.
If there is any difference it shouldn't be impossible to adapt them but it might need some modifications.
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