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  1. Wow! The dash looks great. I'm looking to do mine next year also, as the Mrs. is a little pissed on how much I spent this year.
  2. I've been following this stang for about 6 months and was considering it until I found another one that I bought. Maybe someone could explain to to why the price increase. First listed in Jan as $18,950, then about April dropped to $17,350 and today up to $21,950. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/mustang/1572168.html
  3. Strange, but Hagerty is about $70-$100 higher for the year than the other classic car insurers.
  4. Does anyone here insure their stang as a classic car? If so, who are you using?
  5. I'm not really worried about leaks as the car won't be out in the rain, but the seals are dry rotted and have shrunk. So there is some air space and more than there should wind noise. Sort of like when Costanza went into the pool.
  6. +1 and what persuaded you to buy new rather than rechrome? I bought reproductions. Actually didn't even think about getting them re-chromed. I have to talk to my body shop guy as I noticed tonight the new one's aren't sitting as tight on the body as the originals. Hope they can be adjusted. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOLD!
  7. Mine was done by the upholstery shop that did my top and the convertible well material at the same time. I think the total labor was $600.00 including the labor for the rubber pieces. I was hoping this was a DIY'er kind of job.
  8. Looking to sell the Vert boot moldings from my 73 that I just replaced. These are used, 40 years old and have some scratches and pit marks on them. But brand new they go for $275. So maybe someone here can use them. $70 including shipping to the 48 states.
  9. Even though I've been here since March and have posted comments and pics, I really wanted to wait until the 73 Mach I Tribute was complete on the outside. Over the last few months the car has gone through a number of mechanic upgrades and repairs plus adding the front/rear spoiler and painting the center of the NASA hood satin black. Here's a pic when I first got her and today. All in all very happy the way she looks, but alas, she's not finished. Now I need to do some dash/center console work and the number of the window/vert seals need to be replaced. Told my body shop guy I should have called her Moneypit.
  10. My 73 has been in the shop for 3 weeks (Cosmetic and mechanical) and getting it back next week and I can't wait. I don't know how some of you do it without driving your stangs for months or longer.
  11. True, but once you took the tires off you unbalanced the set up. Interesting. Can you elaborate on that? I thought once a tire was balanced with the weights then it was good to go. I didn't know pulling a tire unbalanced anything to include rotating tires. I'm not tracking what you are saying, can you explain? The rims were balanced with the tires on. There's really no way to put the tires back on the rims in the exact location of where they were before. Therefore the balance is going to be off. I know shops that when they plug a tire due to a flat will rebalance them because the plug changes the balance of the set up. Once a tire is pulled from the rim it needs to be balanced again.
  12. If you're up for Red and a 302, before I bought mine I was very interested in this one and it's been on Hemmings for 6 months. Prior price was $18,950 so I'm sure $17,350 is still negotiable. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/ford/mustang/1572168.html
  13. Prob better off buying aftermarket, unless you're a purist and then going to pay top dollar if you can find someone.
  14. Thanks to all for the positive comments. The trim rings definitely hide a good bit as well. There was definitely a tad bit of minor rust prior to painting, but with the amount of rust I got off and the amount of time I spent getting it off of all 4 tires I was about done. Looking back I should have used POR-15 Marine Clean and Prep and Ready to convert the rust to black metal. I think with 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Argent (silver lacquer) and 4-5 coats of the glass black they should last for awhile. The set on my 72 appear to have been painted the same way (I bought them that way) and have held up for going on 5 yrs now. I didn't remove the wheel weights because the tires were already balanced and I didn't want to have to get them redone. True, but once you took the tires off you unbalanced the set up.
  15. Here you go and practically in your backyard. BTW..This stang has been on ebay a few times. So pricing might be to your advantage. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1972-Ford-Mustang-Convertible-351-Automatic-AC-/271213024423?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3f258e54a7
  16. You can look for them on ebay, audabuy.com and hemmings.com Took me about 6 months before I found mine on ebay. Good luck.
  17. I cringed when I saw the first pic and said wow they look great on the last.
  18. I've been informed that these are electric seat back releases for a 73. They came with the car so not aware if they are working or not. Not sure of what wiring is required, so I'm including the wires that were in the same box. So make a fair offer and we can talk.
  19. They're B F Goodrich Radial T/A's. 215-60-14's on the front and 225-70-14's on the rear. The wheels are 14x6. Now to list the Magnums for sale... Thanks for all the compliments everyone!! The car looks great. Funny that you're selling the magnums. I did the opposite. Went from the slotted rims to the magnums.
  20. That's what I was also told today. While I'm not a purist even though the seats are getting new cushions, I'm not putting them back in. Wonder if anyone here would like to buy them. I'll put them up in the classified section.
  21. HMMM??? The 73 does have power windows, but not power seats.
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