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9/12/2017 1:38 PM  #1

!971 trunk lid

I know you can adjust the deck lid side to side, What about the height
? The back or top side sits a little high. Car is 71 Mustang fastback.

If its worth doing do it right !

9/12/2017 7:47 PM  #2

Re: !971 trunk lid

loosen the 4 bolts...but not too loose and play with it....a little tap here a little tap there, you'll get it...jj

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9/13/2017 7:15 AM  #3

Re: !971 trunk lid

A shim under the back 2 most bolts will also lower it. (or is it the other way) I forget what I did...butt.. that's what I did.


9/13/2017 7:44 AM  #4

Re: !971 trunk lid

This is a 71 fastback and look as though the arm assembly is held in with one bolt that's all I could find .

If its worth doing do it right !
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9/13/2017 8:05 AM  #5

Re: !971 trunk lid

I was talking about shim under 2 of the 4 bolts where the lid is attached. Shim under back bolts lowers the top edge...the forward 2 will lift. It doesn't take much of a shim to align things on a short fastback lid unless something else is wrong.


9/13/2017 9:27 AM  #6

Re: !971 trunk lid

Decklid height is typically set by adjusting the hinge position where it bolts to the body of the car.  If you are using a Scott Drake gasket, they will make the decklid sit too high to the point where adjustment will not fix the issue.

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9/13/2017 5:55 PM  #7

Re: !971 trunk lid

Thanks everyone for your replies. From what I have found out the arms of hinges are not adjustable not sure of how they are attached but there is only one bolt one each side , The lid is only slightly high . Side to side and back and forth can be adjusted. This project has been very educational . 

If its worth doing do it right !
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