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  1. My first car, bought for $1,200 in 1982 was a 1971 Mustang convertible. 2V 351C, deluxe interior, decor group, power windows, full instrumentation, it had everything. It had been rear ended (damage limited to bumper and rear trunk panel), needed a top end rebuild (too many nights at the NHRA Friday night races didn't help). I joined the Navy and purchased another car. The condo association was pestering my parents about using three spaces and wanted it gone. I was waiting to see if I would get my promotion to E-4 and would use the raise entirely for storage and to slowly get it all fixed.
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  2. Before and after i was very happy with the results. the texture came out well. not exactly like original texture but good enough for who it's for. The new finish is also harder than i expected after sanding the old dirty, chalky crap off and using my primer to bond the surface and the SEM texture coating then the dye paint over that.. At least i can't scratch it off with my fingernails like before. the bucket seat back panels turned out the same way. So now i need to get started with the new upholstery. Wayne
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  3. Welcome from another convertible guy. One consideration for upgrading to the deluxe interior, is that there are a couple of pieces of bracketing to attach the door pull that aren't included with the door card, and I'm not sure if they will come with an aftermarket door pull either. As far as mods go, take your time and really consider what you like and don't like. Lots of choices out there, and everyones tastes are different. Good luck with the journey. Keep us posted (with pictures)! Scott
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  4. This car needs more work then is being advertised, sorry Mr David. As someone that has done this, it is all the hidden issues plus the costs associated with restoring, locating all the missing pieces. It will add up big time in the end... Not saying anything about your price, I know I overpaid for mine when I bought my J Code vert, but I also underestimated the additional costs to actually restore the car back to a near #1 level. $10's of 1000's under estimated... Good luck with the sale.
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  5. Welcome from Eastern PA. I still have my first car and it was a huge struggle to keep it as I moved around. My 72 Conv sat in my current garage for over 25 years. I just started the process last year to get it running and stopping. Just put a new front suspension this month. It makes me very happy to have it back. CV 72 Mustang.
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  6. Very nice car! Both my cars are options loaded with deluxe interior. I don't think there is any technical installation problems going from base to deluxe/options. The problems are more on the color side of things and some 71 only parts. Like the 71 button bezel on a deluxe door for power windows (if you have located the power windows mechanism+harness first). The defrost option might also be challenging. For seats and some plastics, if you go black or white (as you have now), you can still can find some (pricy) re-pops like the deluxe door panels. If you go for ginger, blue or green interior
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  7. Welcome from Ohio. Good luck on getting you car. Looks like it is a nice one.
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  8. Welcome from another convertible guy!
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  9. Welcome to the forum. I had looked at that car previously seems to have some great options and looks to be a solid car. You asked about going to the deluxe interior. The biggest difference is the arm rest and the inside door handle and mechanism. I think you have to replace some of that. Also the deluxe steering wheel has different center or a three spoke rim blow. In 72 & 73 you got the deluxe interior in all convertibles I think. The other barrier you will have is getting the comfort weave seat covers. They do not make them just fake printed comfort weave. Last time I checked wi
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  10. Welcome from Central New York. Mike
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  11. Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Good luck with your new ride!
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  12. Welcome from Iowa. Good luck with the purchase.
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  13. Yeah, I think most of us wish we still had some of our early cars, and a lot of us had to give up them up when entering the military. I'm glad you're able to realize your dream. Welcome to the forum, from Oregon.
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  14. The electrical systems on cars suck, lol. It is so difficult to get to them is big issue. If you have lots of issues it is probably best to remove the entire dash as an assembly. Sounds bad but not actually. Only like 8 bolts that hold it in. Just getting to a few of them is tough. One is hidden under the steering column which has to be dropped to get dash out. You remove instrument cluster after dropping column. I would remove the front seats before you start and console also. Once the instruments out remove the upper dash and pad. Then you can get to the bolts on the top. 73 models hav
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  15. If the engine runs and the tachometer doesn't work, either the tachometer is bad or has been bypassed. If the resistor wire is bad the engine won't run, unless it has been bypassed. By the way, please go to the introduction section of the forum and introduce yourself and your car. A few pictures of your car would be nice, too.
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