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  1. Ok guys...I have seen some GREAT photos around the forum lately!  Now is the time to pic your favorite photos and submit them in this thread for consideration in the 2021 www.7173Mustangs.com Calendar!!

    Make sure you submit the best quality/high resolution photos that you can!  If they are too big to upload, email them to me at rocketfoot@7173mustangs.com

    You can send multiple views or even interior/engine photos as well. 

    I am also looking for 71-73 Mustang Girl photos for a separate annual calendar...if you have any high res pics, you can email those to me also!

    The new year will be upon us soon!  Get your photos submitted and lets get this calendar rolling!!

  2. On 10/19/2020 at 2:47 AM, Trevynd said:

    Just submitted my 20$ donation/raffle entry. 
     

    what a cool looking piece! Thanks to the person who gave it to raffle off! 

    It is unique! 

    About 2 more weeks to get your tickets!! 

    1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20!!!  Great odds of winning! 

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  3. 15 hours ago, Stanglover said:

    Thanks, I'll give that a try, but as I see Tony Muscle had the same thought, he may have an idea too. Obviously we don't want to overload the forum, but a notepad or just an empty folder would work.

    Ok guys...I added a member notepad to the profile page!  Your Notepad is private from other members but the staff is able to view them.  Here is a little tutorial I made on how to use the Notepad!  Enjoy!!!

     

     

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  4. Here is a new entry from the 7173 Wiki Blog!  Click the link at the bottom to read the full article !

    So, you think you know what you’re doing eh?
    You think you have it all worked out? …yeah right…

    I had a perfectly good Green 02 body Mustang 1971. It took me 6 months to find(because I was being super picky) and owned it for 2 years.

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    Before buying another, I had to remind myself of what I had to do to sort out the green one. Although the chassis and bodywork were as solid as a 16th century castle, it had a problems/jobs list that would have made “Roadkill” Freiburger and Finnegan proud. Suspension, Diff, Engine, Electrics etc. etc.

    Then sold it because someone liked it so much they twisted my arm off of me to sell it, Which then threw myself on the 7173 Forum scrap pile, having no car.

    Then you go searching agian – all the usual vendors in the States that dont typically take junk.
    Once you have found something that hits all the tick boxes, the 8 year old in you comes out… Except its a dangerous 8 year old with cards and a bank account.

    You speak with the agent – swap photos, grizzle about little details that dont really matter.
    Send people you trust to go look on your behalf.
    You are then hovering over the button to transfer money bigger than the deposit to my house.
    You hit it and now you’re properly on the rollercoaster to hell with no knowledge if sections of the track are missing.

    Look at what you’ve done ! ! !

    1. You have no car,
    2. No title documents,
    3. No shipping date
    4. and NO MONEY…

    “You IDIOT! ” I said to myself. Putting yourself through this again.

    You wait and wait, what feels like an eternity until a title docs do come through. Then the docs you sign for the Port Autorities are done.

    I remembered when I was in this situation for the first time thinking I had been truely ripped off.
    I wondered what the delay was…I rang the Texas DVM myself, only to find they had a 4000 car backlog going out of Houston because of a computer glitch. Geeez, WTF!

    Then when it does start moving,…on “land or water”, you have no idea if it’ll get dents, dings, scrapes, bent into a prezel or found at the bottom of the ocean for James Cameron to make a film documentary of.

    Then they transport your precious to the docks, and into the hands of the people that will drive it into a metal box for you,
    locking it down with straps and rods to the load bearing members under the car.

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    Then it hits the water. …OH Boy…

    At this point I have a meltdown – by the time you reach this point you feel and look like Tom from Tom and Jerry in the “exploding white mouse”
    Your hair has gone white, you’ve become weak, meek and all your self assurance has vanished; your a nobody, a vacuum.

    Then all sorts of ugly, dumb things start going through your head.
    Is it going past the Bermuda Islands? (my green one did that journey) attracting alien abduction is a possiblity. Or is it doing the Titanic route? (the red one) so instead attracting icebergs. Is a Hurricane going to whistle out of nowhere and whisk it off the side of the ship?

    Your investment takes 10 to 15 days of personal agony on the water, depending on final destination port.
    As if my heart can take any more stress…I call the shippers to figure out where cars are loaded on these mammoth container vessels. I wished I hadnt asked; because I was told all cars are loaded on top – not in the belly of the boat… that space is reserved for Refridgeration, medical and anything that requires power, gas and continuous monitoring. Then a friend of mine sends me a Youtube video of a container ship losing containers in a storm. WTF ! ! ! !

    When it gets to port, especially UK, because YOU KNOW the UK is run by people with the IQ of a shoe lace; they can.. get this ..”Lose the container”. Oh yes. the converstation could go like this – “…how can you lose a container with a car in it …it’s big enough isnt it, if I dropped one on your toe would you notice?”… response “…sir, we have 184,866 containers on the dock at the moment and only 40% are audited”. Huh?

    Then the friend that sent the pervious video sent me another of Cranes dropping containers at the docks and the cranes fully collapsing… (the output from my mouth was not only unprintable, unbroadcastable … but my dentist complained of the damage my foul language had done to my teeth.
    5 days later after Customs and Excise had fleeced me out of the VAT …the poor thing tired from its long voyage finally arrived outside my property.

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    It’s now home, in its garage, with its own carpeting, Ford adverts from the 1970’s, pictures of the Carol Shelby race team, the old Dearborn Factory on the wall, and the 7173 calendar. It has its own heater set at 28°C, a pillow and a blanket. Safe now.

    Another supposed friend said, “stop sniffing glue; and go down to the local Hyundai Dealership moron, and go buy a car!”

    View the full article

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  5. You may or may not notice a little different look to the forums today!  We upgraded to a custom theme set that includes light and dark versions and several different 71-73 header images!  The new theme also includes some fine tuning that you guys can specify!  Over all, the themes are very close to the default theme we were using, except for a few new controls at the top right! 

    The moon/light bulb icons change from light to dark mode on the fly.  The setting slide icon brings up the user controlled theme settings where the fun stuff is!

    If you were using Dark Road theme, you may not be seeing the new theme right now, you will have to go to the bottom left of any page to the THEME selector link and choose "7173 Light" or "7173 After Dark" to check out the new themes!

    This theme set also improves the look and feel of the mobile version so you can stay up to date with your favorite forum on the go!

    So give it a try and let me know what you think!  The old themes are still available in the THEME selector if you prefer to go back to original...but I think you guys will enjoy the new themes!!

  6. Well, looks like there is a problem!  Youtube no longer allows the public to upload videos to a different channel than their own.  So it looks like I will have to add members that want to upload to the new channel!  Just PM me your name and email address and I'll send an invite to you!

  7. I just created a new Youtube Channel for the forums!  You should be able to upload videos directly to the new channel to make it easier to post videos on the forums!  A lot of people don't have their own Youtube channel so this community channel will allow you to upload without having to create your own channel! 

    So go ahead and test it out for me!  Upload your walk around videos, burn out videos and any other 71-73 related content you would like and lets see if we can build a cool Youtube Video Channel!  Once you upload, just grab the link from Youtube and you can paste it in the forum posts!

    https://youtube.com/channel/UCmGqXtmeSkUKuRBVre7E0tA

    There is also a Youtube link in the top header icons!!

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  8. You have probably noticed the staff's custom user images and wondered where you can get one?  Well wonder no more!  You can actually purchase one to display on your post profile and member profile page!  The cost is just $30!  I will custom make it with your 7173 user name or with any other text you might want! 

    The funds collected from the license plate images will help to support the forum operating costs!  So you get a really cool graphic to display as well as help support your favorite forum!! 

    I can do most plates as close to 1971-1973 vintage as possible!  After it is completed, I will install it permanently into your account so it will show on every post and also in your profile page! 

    You can buy your plate from the Donation Page at the link below...just select the $30 - Custom License Plate Image choice from the drop down and follow through with Paypal payment!  I'll have your plate ready by the next business day!

    https://7173mustangs.com/forums/donate/make-donation/

    It's a fun and colorful way to show your support and help the forums at the same time!   For examples, take a look at mine to the left of this post or visit any staff members posts or profile page to see some more examples!

    https://7173mustangs.com/forums/staff/

    Thanks for your interest and support!!

    (Note: the item being sold is a digital graphic...not an actual license plate!)

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  9. 11 minutes ago, mjseakan said:

    @RocketFootI don't see the option to purchase tickets in the drop-down.

    Mike

    Go to the Donations page and the Raffle Tickets are at the bottom of the page.  Or you can get them from the main index page (sidebar box on the right side)

    Let me know if you have any issues!

  10. 58 minutes ago, Manu Mach1 said:

     

    Perhaps it was not appropriate to talk here about my private problems, sorry if I acted wrongly.

    Thank you Droptop73 :)

    I just want to add something. For me, nothing can or will replace this famous site that is 7173mustangs.com, certainly not FB or any other social medium. The relationship we have here has nothing to do with the rest, here it's more between friends, or even family. I will continue to support this site that I have now known for about 8 years, where I have learned a lot, and will continue to learn more.   

     

    Sorry for your loss!  2020 has been a bad year for lots in many ways!  No need to apologize, you are fine.

    We are happy that you enjoy the forums and continue to help support! 

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