I think your title if this post is off by a little bit. Either that or someone swapped a '73 front clip onto your ' '71.' The front grille, bumper, marker lights, marker bezels and center hood mldg all scream '73 to me.
I have had a bunch of 71-73s and can tell the difference quite easily betweena 71-2 and a 73!!
You are right, this is not the currant project car. I am so sorry for the mistake. My pics need better file names. This is in fact a 73 if I remember right. But wait till ya see the 71.....Sorry.......Roger