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  '69 to '73 -- The Musclecar Mustang
  Size difference between years

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wifes65
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posted 11-19-2006 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wifes65        Reply w/Quote
What was the size and weight difference between 69 and 73 years, and between a 65 and 73 model year as I think the 73 was the largest?

mustangboy
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posted 11-19-2006 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy        Reply w/Quote
The body styles go like this.65-66,67-68,69-70 and then 71-73...It seems they got a little bigger with each body change.It's difficult to compare wieghts unless the cars are equipped exactly the same but the average V-8 mustang is probably about 3100lbs.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-19-2006 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
The BIG 71-73 came with a factory installed anchor.

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68 Coop
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posted 11-19-2006 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Found this the other night, kinda vauge on some cars, but has some info none the less.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang

capri man
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posted 11-19-2006 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
"Size difference between years"

boy, i can see this one going to the gutter real quick!! just wait until ked and kk see it!!

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cobravenom71
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posted 11-19-2006 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71        Reply w/Quote
I'm certain my 1971 factory-anchor-equipped Mach 1would have no problem keeping up with any other year Mustang...factory-installed anchor or not!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2006 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, the early years saved weight on things like torque boxes and paint in the cowl area...

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Fastymz
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posted 11-20-2006 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Yeah, the early years saved weight on things like torque boxes and paint in the cowl area...


Who needs all that extra weight?

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Fastymz
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posted 11-20-2006 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobravenom71:
I'm certain my 1971 factory-anchor-equipped Mach 1would have no problem keeping up with any other year Mustang...factory-installed anchor or not!

OK?

I didn't mean to offend any one. I was just joking about the BOAT size Mustangs,sure some are fast,but then again so are some boats.


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wifes65
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posted 11-21-2006 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wifes65        Reply w/Quote
So the wheelbase of a 73 mustang is 109 in and the 65-70 is 108 so as far as wheelbase goes the mustang grew 1 in, between 71 and 73, but total length was about 8 inches over 65-70 year mustangs. Anyone know the width and height changes?

mach1mike
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posted 11-21-2006 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach1mike        Reply w/Quote
the 71-73's were wider yet lower @ 74.1 iches wide & 50.1 inches high.

64-66 were 68.2 wide & 51 high

67-68 were 70.9 wide & 51.8 high

69-70 were 71.8 wide & 50.3 high

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