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  1. Yes, it's the sheet metal between the trunk lid and the conv top.
  2. I am in need of the trunk filler panel (area between trunk and back window) for my 72 conv. My top side and under side are eat up. Would anyone happen to have this in good order?
  3. Has anybody seen or hung the new dynacorn doors yet? I thinking of buy both sides, my doors are really bad.
  4. Thanks for help Suggestion work great Quarter panel
  5. Thanks All, I will give it a try and post results.
  6. This will be my first quarter skin replacement, so I may be missing something. The bottom front of the skin that meets the rocker, angles down at an angle instead of up like the rocker. If I bend to match will that cause other problems or is the gap filled with something. I could make a little patch piece to fill the gap. Help in this area. thanks
  7. Thanks everyone. I was leaning toward a rebuild and with info provided that will be my route. Now I just need to figure out what I need to do to make it a great driver that sounds great. A good classic conv that I will not be hot rodding.
  8. My 72 conv. has the original 351C 2v(H) in it. One of the previous owners installed a MSD ignition, Holley 650cfm 4bbl carb, and Edelbrock performer intake. To my knowledge nothing else has been done to the engine and I know it needs a rebuild. I have talked to a few people around here and I keep hearing that rebuilding a 351C is very expensive and I should consider installing a crate engine. I would like to hear options & opinions from this forum. I not worried about making the car original, as some mods have already been made. Thanks
  9. Received a seat platform from a forum member. No longer need one. Thanks
  10. May be looking to buy a driver seat conv platform for my 72. Does anyone have one in good shape and if so at what cost? Thanks
  11. I think being by the coast is where the cancer on mine is from. It spent most of the last 20 years in and around Wilmington until this summer when I purchased it. My son and I just started replacing the floorpans a couple of weekends ago. Good luck on yours.
  12. Welcome from the eastern side of NC. What area of NC are you located? Your vert looks like its in much better shape cancer wise than mine.
  13. I will answer my own question for future convertible restoration newbies. The answer is no on the inner rocker arms. As long as they are not rusted out they can stay but the seats lower reinforcement pans will have to drilled out under the rocker panels where these and the floor pans are spot welded. The biggest thing that was confusing to me was the new replacement floor pans have the outer lip bent up, but on convertibles that lip is not needed and will have to be removed. This is only my assessment so if any pros on here see that I have something wrong please correct.
  14. Well I final decided to take the 72 convertible off the road and started working on it since I have a long weekend. Pulled the interior out and the floor pans are gone. The inner rocker arms look good but with some surface rust the best I can tell so far. I was a little surprised to see that the floor pans seem to go up behind the inner rocker panel, so the question is do I have to remove the inner rocker panel to install the floor pans? The floor pans are rusted thru up to and under the rocker panels. This is my first mustang so it is all new to me. thanks in advance.
  15. Wow, took a look at you pics. I will give it a shot. Thanks
  16. I have a couple of parts car with good ones I will be cutting out You need to drill out the spotwelds to remove / replace it Don Don, PM sent
  17. Ok guys, I am trying to formulate a plan on repairing my driver side b-pillar. Since you can buy replacements my guess is to find one that can be cut out of a donor car. Are there other ideas or suggestions? Also do anyone have pics of the process you went through on replacing yours. Thanks,
  18. Have a lot of work to do on my resent conv purchase, but can't bring myself to take it off the road with all this great top down weather we are having here in eastern NC. If the weather stays like this it may be winter before I take it off the road. For now I will enjoy it with top down, rust and all. :run_horse:
  19. 20 years as a IT network engineer and for the last 7 years owned my own business making tags and labels for electrical contractors.
  20. Wow ,it looks like I have a lot to learn and my work cut out for me.
  21. Retarded the timing a little and that made a big difference. I think the timing needs to be fine tuned to improve it more. Thanks for the help.
  22. I wonder what my options are. I have 351C in my 72 conv that has approx 140000 and never rebuilt to my knowledge. Timing gear & chain has been replace in the past. At idle the engine sound good but when driving down the highway at about 50 mph you start to hear the lifters rattling (i think). Seems to get louder the harder you push it. Don't have a tach. Are there things I should be check or options other than a rebuild of the engine. Thanks for any ideas.
  23. Ok guy, was getting ready to pull the trigger for the 1971 Coupe as my donor car and I was talking to one at work and they were telling me about a 1973 convertible that would make a good donor. My question is there a benefit of one over the other to be used for my 1972 convertible. I think the 73 will cost a little more. I do need a passenger front fender, will either the 71 or the 73 work on my 72. Thanks
  24. Just want to verify that most parts are interchangeable for my 1972 convertible. I have found a 1971 Coupe Donor in very good shape body wise, no rust and also has new interior installed, missing engine. I am needing doors, one fender, hood and a few interior part. This donor is cheaper than buying new parts and used doors. Please let me know if I am wrong in my understand, as in my introduction, I am new to Ford.
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