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  1. I am 17 years old and I have been restoring a 72' Gold Glow coupe for three years now. Started my freshman year of high school taking on the project. Hope to finish it my senior year. It was completely original. Could have nearly saved the paint if I wanted to, but I was looking for a rotisserie restoration. A little about the paint - Ford introduced two "glow" colors in 1972 - ivy glow and gold glow. Both were an extra $34 dollar option back then. They aren't as common as the many reds and etc you may see, so it is pretty cool to have one. The paint is known for its glimmer and extra magic they apparently included in the mix that can be seen in the flake. If possible, I would highly recommend painting it back to its original. It's a beautiful color.
  2. I haven't posted in forever, but me and my dad have really gotten down to business. If anyone doesn't know the story, check my older threads. Completely original coupe I found with all of the paper work and I have several, original 1972 magazine advertisements picturing these mustangs that I have included in the paraphernalia. Car was in absolutely beautiful shape. Drove it home two years ago November 27th and it is truly a time capsule. Full restoration and getting ready to put it back together after the car gets painted and off the rotisserie.
  3. I completely understand you. I didn't mean to come off as rude if I did so. Thank you sir!
  4. There is no head gasket in this picture. What gives you the indication that it is on backwards? Thank you
  5. Thanks to everyone for the tips and tricks. My area has recieved quite a bit of snow in the past few days and we have been in the garage for quite awhile. Here are some pictures if they will finally upload. Also, here is the new 2015 mustang that I am very excited about. I will be driving it to school on nice days.
  6. Thanks everyone. Sorry for the lack of photos.. I am having trouble uploading them from my iPad. Just came home today... My dad called Ford Friday and car is not ready to be picked up so we will not be heading to Detroit this weekend. Yesterday me and my dad got the motor all the way down to the block. Although my dad went to school for engineering and is constantly designing robots and creating ideas within ford motor company as his job, we are still beginners as it comes to red building engines. Yesterday we removed valve spring block (not sure the proper term) and got down to the cylinders (the main engine block). In the past hour we have removed the valve springs and bagged and labeled everything. Intake is off and carb and everything. We need tips... ANYTHING you all can tell us. We are doing well so far but anything helps. Here are some pictures for you all to enjoy as the disection of the 302 begins.
  7. First post of the new year... I'm so sorry I have been super busy with school and such. To start things off... On Christmas day I recieved a full set of 15x8 magnum 500 rims... They are now in their boxes tucked away for later. I am super excited. A few days ago I just turned 16 and I got my permit. I came home to a huge suprise... Another mustang will be in the driveway this week. (Car is in Detroit right now.) me and my dad are now taking apart the 72s engine down and cleaning it up. Started on the torque converter and it now looks brand new. Degreased it with some purple power and it looks amazing! We removed the intake and carb and cannot wait to take on such a project. Last and final thing.... All of the body panels have been painted in the shop after being gone for 6 months or so. They look amazing. The actual car will be sent off soon! For this weekend, hopefully we can get to Detroit and pick up the 2015 mustang and add it to the garage as well as work on the engine. I will post pictures! (The painted photos are without clearcoat.)
  8. Hey guys, my dad got to talk to his friend that owns the body shop who is painting our car. He has all of the body panels as I mentioned, and he would like to have the actual car over at his shop over the holidays. Right now I'm talking to my dad about wheels and whether or not we should get a marti report. Would 15x8s all around give a nice muscle car stance? Maybe some larger tires in the back... Want an aggresive look but nothing that stands far out from the wheel wells. What are your alls suggestions? We are going with magnum 500s and are not sure on which tire or size. Would love to see some pictures of your alls rides and what their wheel set up looks like. Now the marti report... Is it worth it? It seems to be a pretty standard car but has a few weird options I think. Long console and power disc brakes and power steering, but maybe those were standard. I know the console is not but there is other things such as no ac and the paint and vinyl top option. Gold glow with white vinyl top. I'm not sure there are more things that are not coming to mind. Is it a good idea to get one? Any rare options that may stand out? (I will post the dealership invoice) Here is the vin number maybe you all could tell me some things.. Vin: 2F01F217133 Here is the dealership invoice up close Sorry if this rotated the photo not sure why it is doing so.
  9. Thank you sir. Car is going off to the body shop now... All body panels except for the nasa hood are at the shop. We will load it onto a trailer and send it soon... That will make room for the other mustang in the garage and a place to take the engine apart.
  10. I had the original thread for me and my fathers build going but I realized I had it posted in the introductions and not under the individual project builds. To summarize it, I will just tell you about the car and options here. 302 2v Power disc brakes Power steering FMX automatic transmission Standard Vinyl interior - Medium Ginger AM Radio Sport mirrors Protection package (I think that's what it's called) includes full side trimming on doors and fenders, rocker panel trim, front and rear bumper guards, and etc. Poverty caps Paint Code - 6F (Gold glow) White vinyl top. (Not a grande with the grande badge) just a vinyl top with mustang badge. I will post a picture of my two build sheets and dealership invoice if I missed anything. Car is completely original... Bought it November 27th, 2013. Thanksgiving day of 2014 marked the one year anniversary and the day after (yesterday) we pulled the engine... Car was owned by an elderly couple in Elkhart Indiana and was only driven on sunny, warm days and never brought out in the rain. Garaged all of its life. They later sold it to a couple in sellersburg Indiana in either 2004 or 2005 for $8000 I believe. Car was then sold to their daughter whom we bought it from who has owned it since 2005. She lived in Louisville (where we live) closer to downtown. She left it under a tree in her front driveway and as we know... Trees and vinyl tops do not mix well... We bought the car for $4300 after knocking it down from the original price of $4800... Car was on craigslist many times over the period of 2 years. Very few offers were Made which to me... Is great but crazy at the same time... We have found a treasure - a time capsule from the 70s. After spending the past year dissassembling the car for restoration, we have seen just how rust free this car is even though it spent the majority of its life living next to one of the Great Lakes and simply living on the east coast portion of the United states. The car was ziebarted in 1972 - for those who don't know, it was the state of the art rust proof coating back then. The dealership left this as an available option and once payed for, they would use wands and spray the car from the inside and under with the coating. It really was worth the money. Of the minimal rust we have found, they were in the left and right fenders in a little area with a hidden cave were water could wash up and had no place to escape. Very small holes and took very little effort to fix. A small place in the tailight panel that just needs to be cut out and rewelded, the front fender apron - worst rust spot on the car... We bought the piece to fix. Ziebart coating could not reach to the place where the bolts hold the fender on the car... We will simply cut this strip out and reweld it in. This may sound like a quite a bit of work, but I can assure you that this car is in great shape. The floor pans, trunk, engine bay, and all other areas of the car are immaculate and look as if they just came from the factory new. No surface rust! We are blessed. I know this is long and to sum it up I will include many pictures and the ephemera that came with the car. When purchased, the owner gave me the original dealership invoice, a 1972 Ford Mustang facts book from 1972, the warranty facts booklet and the wonders manual into the "welcome to your owners manual" cover slip and 2 build sheets that I found when gutting the interior from the summer. All of these documents are in great shape. Is this stuff rare to have with a car? Thank you. I had the original thread for me and my fathers build going but I realized I had it posted in the introductions and not under the individual project builds. To summarize it, I will just tell you about the car and options here. 302 2v Power disc brakes Power steering FMX automatic transmission Standard Vinyl interior - Medium Ginger AM Radio Sport mirrors Protection package (I think that's what it's called) includes full side trimming on doors and fenders, rocker panel trim, front and rear bumper guards, and etc. Poverty caps Paint Code - 6F (Gold glow) White vinyl top. (Not a grande with the grande badge) just a vinyl top with mustang badge. I will post a picture of my two build sheets and dealership invoice if I missed anything. Car is completely original... Bought it November 27th, 2013. Thanksgiving day of 2014 marked the one year anniversary and the day after (yesterday) we pulled the engine... Car was owned by an elderly couple in Elkhart Indiana and was only driven on sunny, warm days and never brought out in the rain. Garaged all of its life. They later sold it to a couple in sellersburg Indiana in either 2004 or 2005 for $8000 I believe. Car was then sold to their daughter whom we bought it from who has owned it since 2005. She lived in Louisville (where we live) closer to downtown. She left it under a tree in her front driveway and as we know... Trees and vinyl tops do not mix well... We bought the car for $4300 after knocking it down from the original price of $4800... Car was on craigslist many times over the period of 2 years. Very few offers were Made which to me... Is great but crazy at the same time... We have found a treasure - a time capsule from the 70s. After spending the past year dissassembling the car for restoration, we have seen just how rust free this car is even though it spent the majority of its life living next to one of the Great Lakes and simply living on the east coast portion of the United states. The car was ziebarted in 1972 - for those who don't know, it was the state of the art rust proof coating back then. The dealership left this as an available option and once payed for, they would use wands and spray the car from the inside and under with the coating. It really was worth the money. Of the minimal rust we have found, they were in the left and right fenders in a little area with a hidden cave were water could wash up and had no place to escape. Very small holes and took very little effort to fix. A small place in the tailight panel that just needs to be cut out and rewelded, the front fender apron - worst rust spot on the car... We bought the piece to fix. Ziebart coating could not reach to the place where the bolts hold the fender on the car... We will simply cut this strip out and reweld it in. This may sound like a quite a bit of work, but I can assure you that this car is in great shape. The floor pans, trunk, engine bay, and all other areas of the car are immaculate and look as if they just came from the factory new. No surface rust! We are blessed. I know this is long and to sum it up I will include many pictures and the ephemera that came with the car. When purchased, the owner gave me the original dealership invoice, a 1972 Ford Mustang facts book from 1972, the warranty facts booklet and the wonders manual into the "welcome to your owners manual" cover slip and 2 build sheets that I found when gutting the interior from the summer. All of these documents are in great shape. Is this stuff rare to have with a car? Thank you. The first picture of the car is at the lady's house... First time I had ever seen the car before because my dad went to check it out and test drive if before buying it. It was going to be a suprise. This is the interior... She must have installed an aftermarket radio and sound system... That will be removed and not put back in the car. My dads 2014 Ford Mustang convertible and the 1972 on the day we brought it home. The rear valance is destroyed because she backed into something. Sorry if I'm posting all of these wrong, been on this forum for about 6 months and still have trouble. Here are the floor pans... Solid. This was from over the summer after I stripped the interior for 2 days.
  11. Me and my dad finally found the time to hook up the engine harness and pull the engine. With the help of a neighbor, it took us about 1 hour considering the past few weeks we have been disconnecting hoses, motor mounts and etc that must be done to pull the engine. It's just a little 302 2v that we will be cleaning up and dropping back in but we plan to install a new timing chain, paint the engine, degrease it and out new grease on. Engine is very clean... Only 86,000 original miles. I'm only 15 years old and me and my dad are taking on this project as we love mustangs (owned three) and are huge FMC fans ourselves. We are taking this project slowly and are both learning in the process. First time my neighbor, my dad, and I have ever pulled an engine and it went all too well. At first the transmission was catching onto something and we finally cleared the issue. It came out very smoothly. I will post some pictures of the motor itself and engine bay. Sorry this may be one huge run on nonsense paragraph I am just thinking of what to include as it comes to mind. I would love any recommendations on what we should/shouldn't do as regards to the engine. We plan to leave the car completely original as that is how we bought it. We just need to make the necessary changes and improvements to make it road worthy. Only engine modifications may be Tri-Y headers and a totally new exhaust system (dual exhaust/flowmasters). Anything anyone recommends? Motor Is sitting nicely on the cross members of the motor stand. Hint the box of the new nasa hood we ordered.
  12. Thank you! It does very much! And yes that picture with the cragars I found on the Internet and actually talked to the owner a bit. I should tell him about this website. I really like your setup concerning the wheels. That looks really nice I might have to look into that. Original color code is (6F) which is gold glow. Know anything about this color? I heard it was an extra $34 option. Not too sure but we will be painting it this color. We bought the paint last year for it at Gipes auto color.
  13. I have not updated this thread since what feels like mid Summer. Me and my dad have been very busy as he is a plant manager at a Ford plant today. Since my last post on this thread, all of the doors and other body panels have been sent to the body shop. I have completely gutted the interior - it is all original, and we will put it back in as all original except for a few things such as new reupholstered front seats as they have some tears in them mostly the drivers seat (passenger could probably be fixed at a reupholstery shop. Me and my dad have been saving up our money to finish the car so I can drive it on the first day of my junior year. I'm a sophomore now and on November 27, 2013 I bought this car so it will be a year in just a few days. I have really enjoyed working on this car and I have learned quite a bit. I have always loved old cars and cars in general especially mustangs. Me and my dad have owned three total. A 2008 v6 pony package (it was very nice for a 6 banger), and currently a 2014 Ford Mustang convertible v6 that is equipped with every option available. We love it. We also have the 1972, which we are in the middle of restoring now. This may be a long post, but I have quite a bit to update you all on and I would love to hear some responses... After removing the fenders last year, we noticed extensive, but stationary rust in the front right fender apron and just this last Friday we ordered a new front fender apron. The rust is only where the fender is drilled in on the apron. We will simply cut the piece we need out of the apron and reweld it in. It is not an issue. This car is very very clean. It was ziebarted in 1972 and floor pans and everything are solid. This was the only serious amount of rust besides the drivers side front bumper arm that was rusted out and a little patch was cut from the frame and we will reweld it in. I know this may sound like a lot, but you must see the car in person, this car is exceptionally clean. We could not have been luckier. The original owners had it garaged all its life and it never saw rain. It was only taken out on nice days until they sold it to a couple who sold it to their daughter who lives near us and let it sit under a tree outside of her house on the street. Besides sitting there for just a few short years, it the car is still immaculate. Me and my dad at leaving this car completely original mechanically - except for aftermarket exhaust and aftermarker headers. We are adding a nasa hood that I ordered friday and some magnum 500s as well. In the past few weeks of working on the car, I have been just organizing and labeling parts. The doors and other body panels are being painted this week and we will pull the engine soon and sent the full car shell to the shop. I cannot wait. The nasa hood has not been sent yet, as we just got it along with other parts. We are getting the entire engine bay painted as well. I'm so excited. I have worked on the dash cluster this past 2 weeks and I attempted to remove the aftermarket radio this lady installed. Knowing the car was completely original, who would do such a thing? They cut the door panels and behind the rear seats by the window to fit some speakers/subs as well. With this issue, I decided to remove the kenwood radio so if the car sat outside at the body shop for a day or so no one would steal the radio. We will not be using the aftermarket Rockford fosgate audio system and will fix these cut spots. The after market radio will go in the glovebox if we plan to use it. Well I removed the radio and saw how poor of a job they cut the dash piece. It made me sick. I have the original philco radio for the car (it seriously looks like it has never been touched or used) it's perfect. It will go back in the car. I will include a picture of the cutting this woman or someone did. It makes me sick to my stomach knowing that they didn't care. Maybe Im just a 15 year old and I sound stupid, but it really makes me mad that I now have to take my own money and purchase a $70 dash piece for the radio simply because people cannot appreciate the rarity of a car to be so original. Well anyways this is quite long and I thought I would update on the progress. I will include pictures below. A few questions... Anyone know what size rims we should order... Want a staggered stance with larger tires in the back... Want to go for an aggressive look but not too extreme. What are the best classic muscle car tires as well? Exhaust wise... What would you all recommend for a 302 2v car that is all original mechanically? I need an answer concerning the headers to use and mufflers. We prefer dual exhaust and I just want to hear your alls opinions. Thank you guys! Here are some pictures.. And by the way... My dad is surrounded with engines and works on that stuff all the time.., but we do not know what this blue almost looks like a cooking pot is? Anyone know? My iPad will only let me upload these one reply at a time.
  14. If you have been looking at my other posts, you will know that me and my dad are restoring a 1972 Ford Mustang coupe that is in amazing condition. We bought it and drove it home November 27th and I have all the original ephemera with the car and this car looks excellent for its age. It had a white vinyl top but it had to be removed because of early forms of rust and little rust issues here and there. Anyways, me and my dad are restoring this car back to its original conditon mechanically and interior wise. We would like to add a twist to it and build it just like the picture below(credit to whomevers car this is me and my dad love it) we are leaving it all original inside and just painting it gold glow(original color) and the stencils I circled below. Now for the questions, where is the best place to order these stencils from? Experience with yours? And the exact color (matte or glossy) for these stencils on the nasa hood paintjob and the lower front and rear valance and lower door / fender stripes. the front a rear valance along with the door / fender stripes circled below - is that a stencil? How is this done... I cannot find anything on the Internet, how did you apply it if so? Is part of it painted? Thanks.
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