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Any parts from a 76 that would be an upgrade to a 73?


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I may have a chance to grab some parts off a 76 for my recently purchased 73. Are there any particular parts on a 76 that would represent an upgrade over stock parts on my 73?

Thanks.

the taillights are more visible:)

MJ

75 2002

76 2002

71 F250 camper special

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Thanks. the taillights are more visible:)

Sarcasim, nice! good one.

76's had intermitant wipers. You need the stock and relay. a little thing but nice if you are ever in the rain. The steering wheel is better than the bus wheel, but 320's are even better. Seatbelts maybe, that might be all unless you are just missing things or like the different looking stuff from the newer version. Most changes are not ungrades really. 320's have improved stuff used for "upgrades" like brakes, 5-speeds, and rearends if LSD.

Someone else can fill in what I missed.

But what do I know

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I may have a chance to grab some parts off a 76 for my recently purchased 73. Are there any particular parts on a 76 that would represent an upgrade over stock parts on my 73? Thanks.

Anything with less wear, although age is hardly a guarantee of better condition. Newer steering box? Finned rear differential cover? suspension components especially the rear springs? Driveshaft (especially if it is fitted with the flat rather than fat giubo? Larger gas tank? Nicer pedal box? Decent shape control arms? Brake parts including rotors and calipers?

All I can think of at the moment. But frankly, my answer would be the same if you found a 1971 parts car too!

Rather than repeat this drill, why don't you list the parts you finally take and why.

Good luck.

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• intermittent wiper/relay/wires (good to have spares, your '73 should have intermittent)

• 3.9 diff (with finned rear cover), quicker excelleration, higher revs on the highway though

• instrument cluster, matches the diff

• seats are a little more comfortable

• seatbelts for sure

• windsheild wiper reservoir bracket (use as an oil catch can mount)

• radiator fan shroud (and fan if larger/more blades)

• underdash panels if in better shape, anything else that might be in better shape than you currently have.

Good luck.

'71 colorado 2002

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