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Offline 69mustang73mach1

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73 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« on: July 15, 2014, 01:01:01 AM »
Hey All,

I am trying to determine the proper paint codes for my 73 Mach 1 rear leaf springs.  I have the build sheet which is hard to read.

The Mach 1 was Dearborn built, on 31 Oct 72.  It has a 351C 2V, FMX and 9" rear end.

The build sheet shows 1st letter "O", second letter is "O" and the third is blank.

Thanks  Mark
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 06:31:54 PM by J_Speegle »
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1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 390-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1968
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1972
1968 Mercury Park Lane Convertible, 428-4V
St Louis built on Apr 19, 1968

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Re: 1973 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 02:03:15 AM »
This is on line E boxes 31- 32- 33?

IF so I would guess that your car had 2 orange stripes on the long spring leaf just in front of the rear shackle . Paint applied to the bottom surface and not the top (once installed)
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Re: 1973 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 08:52:24 PM »
Thanks Jeff.  It was from Line E, space 31,32,33

Thanks Mark
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1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 390-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1968
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1972
1968 Mercury Park Lane Convertible, 428-4V
St Louis built on Apr 19, 1968

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Re: 1973 Leaf Springs Paint Codes
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 02:33:27 AM »
Need help confirming the paint marks I found on the leaf springs (see pic). The springs are from a 73 convertible H code with a C6 and nine inch rear, No comp suspension. Red is obviously the one color, but the second color could be yellow, (dirty) white or cream. I don't have a legible build sheet to cross reference. Anyone with a similar car that can confirm the color codes would be greatly appreciated.

Rich
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Re: 1973 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 04:44:33 PM »
My Buildsheet Box E 31-36 read as follows:
31- G, 32 - G, 33 - N, 34 - N, 35 - P, 36 (empty)

My car is a 72 Mach 1, 351 2V, Auto with Competition Suspension. I have applied 2-Gold and 1-Pink on my leafs. I could not find any photos on this computer of my springs. Here are a couple other examples to help. Updated post to include the attachment of my 72 Mach 1 Buildsheet and Eminger to document Jeff's items.

First photo is a 72 Q code auto competition suspension bu8ild date 03/72, AC, Auto C6
Second photo is a 71 Boss 351
The remaining photos are a 148 mile untouched 73 Convertable
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67 GT S-Code, San Jose, 06/67
72 Mach 1, Dearborn, 01/72
68 Merc. Cyclone, Lorain, 06/68

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Re: 1973 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 05:06:07 PM »
Rather than muddy the waters with different years, model and options I think I'll change the title of the thread to include 1973 so that we can at least keep the findings (what this has turned into) will relate a little closer to one another. If you guys want we can start individual year threads - but please include build date, engine, trans, suspension package, PS?  AC? and buildsheet codes if they are available,  at least in the posting. Without these one really can't evaluate the mark and the application
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Re: 1973 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 05:40:14 PM »
Fair point Jeff.  I can provide details on mine and the 72 Q code and the 73 convertible. Sorry I do not have details on the 71 Boss from the  Grand National in Mustang, OK a few years back.
67 GT S-Code, San Jose, 06/67
72 Mach 1, Dearborn, 01/72
68 Merc. Cyclone, Lorain, 06/68

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Re: 73 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 02:24:36 AM »
Thanks nham3407,

The leaf spring pictures of the May 73 built H code vert are very helpful. All I have read indicated that the leaf springs should have one orange and two lavender paint marks and I was beginning to wonder if my one red and one dirty white marks were some mistake, but your car supports what I have.

Would you have and be willing to share the build sheet for your vert? Mine is unreadable and I am trying the match up other paint codes such as the drive shaft and front springs. Best I can tell my drive shaft has an Orange/White/Red/Lavender (violet) and my front springs one Light Green and a white or yellow.

I'll post a few pics of both.

Thanks again for your help.
Rich
 

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Re: 73 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 03:59:51 PM »
Thanks nham3407,

The leaf spring pictures of the May 73 built H code vert are very helpful. All I have read indicated that the leaf springs should have one orange and two lavender paint marks and I was beginning to wonder if my one red and one dirty white marks were some mistake, but your car supports what I have.

Consider that body style is one of the factors that came into play when Ford figured out what springs to installed (vehicle weight) Just thought that should be considered.

Will post a few 73 buildsheet sections here now that we've converted the thread from a single question to sort of a collection/display thread
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Re: 73 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 04:09:23 PM »
Thanks nham3407,

The leaf spring pictures of the May 73 built H code vert are very helpful. All I have read indicated that the leaf springs should have one orange and two lavender paint marks and I was beginning to wonder if my one red and one dirty white marks were some mistake, but your car supports what I have.

Would you have and be willing to share the build sheet for your vert? Mine is unreadable and I am trying the match up other paint codes such as the drive shaft and front springs. Best I can tell my drive shaft has an Orange/White/Red/Lavender (violet) and my front springs one Light Green and a white or yellow.

I'll post a few pics of both.

Thanks again for your help.
Rich

Rich sorry if my post may have been misleading.  The only one I have is the green 72 Mach 1 that I included the Build Sheet and Eminger for at the bottom of the pictures.  The 73 vert that was in most of the pictures was a car that I documented a couple of years back prior to being sold to a Canadian.  I do not have the build sheet on the 73 vert as it was never pulled from the vehicle.  I included the Marti to help verify the specifics of the vehicle.  If you would like to PM me with your email address we can discuss how I can get to you the numerous photo's I took of this car.  If they can help you in any way with your project I would be glad to help out.
67 GT S-Code, San Jose, 06/67
72 Mach 1, Dearborn, 01/72
68 Merc. Cyclone, Lorain, 06/68

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Re: 73 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2016, 06:33:20 PM »
From -3F01F1874xx
Projected build date - 12B
Body type - 2 Door Hardtop - 65D
Engine - 302 2V
Trans - C4 auto
PS - Yes
AC - Yes
Suspension (E41) - Blank- Standard



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Re: 73 Leaf Springs Paint Codes from Build Sheet
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2016, 06:36:27 PM »
From -3F05Q228xxx
Projected build date - 01E
Body type - Sportroof/Mach I - 63R
Engine - 351 4V
Trans - C6 auto
PS - Yes
AC - Yes
Suspension (E41) - 4

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