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    Posted: 11-March-2019 at 4:04AM
There's been discussion of 72 vs 73 hoods before.  Well, I now have a 72 Montego hood in my possession, so I figured I'd show some pics of the differences in the latch area.  Check out the below pics.  '72 hood is on the left (brown).  '73 hood is on the right (gold).






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote albo74 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-March-2019 at 8:28AM
so that was for the inside hood release , that was a big deal back then . lock up your camel and all .
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jeff are the center point of the nose a little longer like the torinos are when compared 72 vs 73?
what about the front width of the body lines 72 vs 73???
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On the gold hood, is that the hood pop spring?
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yes it is
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

jeff are the center point of the nose a little longer like the torinos are when compared 72 vs 73?
what about the front width of the body lines 72 vs 73???

No, they are identical when it comes to fitment, dimensions, etc.
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good to know!
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wow, mine doesnt have the hood pop up spring attached.....which explains having to resort using a screwdriver after i pulled cable....does anyone have one for sale? pm please. thanks
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i do i'll email you here in a bit...
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Great info Jeff, thanks very much for taking the time to post this!

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That does answer a lot of questions. Thanks!
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