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  1. Has anyone tried the Scott Drake interior quarter panels yet? If so how did you like them?  Scott Drake D1ZZ-6331486/7P Mustang Quarter Panels FB 1971-73 (cjponyparts.com)

    Even though they come in black should I die them in black for a better look or leave them as is?

    Are there other manufacturers/vendors I should look into.  I'd like to replace the ones I have in black.


  2. I did the Tremec 5 speed conversion with the kit from MDL about two years ago.  No holes had to be drilled and I was able use the OEM shifter boot once I found a round shifter from Hurst that looked just like the OEM.  My car was originally a 4 speed car so the conversion was easy.  The only thing I had to send out was getting the driveshaft shortened (I forget how much). The kit is vary complete and includes:  transmission, bell housing, clutch, flywheel, cross member, speedo-cable, clutch lever, slip yoke, shifter handle and knob plus all the hardware and brackets required.  It was the details like the cable for the clutch that replaces the "Z-bar" which made for much smother and less effort clutch engagement that made the kit worth it.  While I had the clutch/brake pedal assembly out I also replaced the bushings. Here are some pictures...





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  3. Hi everyone. Glad to be here. Looking forward to gaining a wealth of knowledge about these cars and sharing what I learn too. I'm picking up mine next week and driving her home to AZ. Some would trailer it, but I didn't buy it not to drive it.  :D


















    Nice looking Car! Welcome from North Carolina.

    Hey, nice looking car!  There are a couple of us who live in the Phoenix area that have 71 - 73s and get together every so often.   I'll send you a PM

  4. Mike,

                 Did you figure out what was causing your squeaking noise in your column?


     What did you do to solve the problem?


    Thanks ,




    Hi Max, looks like your first post so welcome to the forum. Please post an introduction thread!


    I have not fixed the squeak yet. I've been doing trans seal, u-joints, etc. Hopefully I'll get to the squeak soon.

    I had to replace the upper and lower column bearings.  My column was not making noise but felt as if there were flat spots on the bearings. On inspection it looked as if one of the upper ball bearings fatigued or corroded.  The bearings were much smaller than I thought they would be so I could see them having issues after 45+ years.  Once I replaced the bearings the steering was nice and smooth.  I would replace both while you have the steering column out.  It should be noticed that I did not notice this until I rebuilt the steering box with the faster 12:1 ratio gear set. Prior to this the ballpoints and bushing were replaced.  With radial tires on the car it rides better than in the 70s.

  5. oh wow, never even seen that before, how many had that???? I'm gonna guess it was just coupe and vert.


    Actually a Sportsroof (fast back).  


    It was not available on Mach 1 or if you had the Decor Group. My Q 72 vert has it but they welded up all the holes and were removing. It included the lower rocker molding and the wheel opening moldings I believe. The odd part of the option was the locking spare tire. Yes a key lock on the spare tire. I guess that was part of the protection. Picture is of one of the locks I added to my Mach 1. It may have also included the bumper guards I would have to go look at the Ford facts book on that one. Most of the spare tire locks got tossed I do see them on Ebay often.

    It is a pretty common option that had the side bump strips removed from lots of cars. Here are the numbers.


    Coupes, 15,575

    Fastback, 1,915

    Vert, 1,259


    Coupes, 17,380

    Fastback, 1,575

    Vert, 1,645


    Coupes, 15,882

    Fastback, 1,755

    Vert, 2825

    That is from Marti's Mustang by the Numbers book.





    Hey, thanks for the info!

  6. isn't that the décor group trim? 10 pieces separates color from black


    No, I think that is on the lower trim by the rocker panels.  What I'm looing for is the trim with the black plastic insert above the wheel openings.  Below is a photo of the trim on the drivers side front fender.



  7. Wanted to buy:  Side molding trim from the Appearance Protection Package. This is the side trim that runs from the front fender to the leading edge of the rear quarter panel.  Complete or as pieces.  I am also looking for the clips that attach the trim to the body.  Please send me a PM. 



  8. Anyone in the Phoenix area want to do a meet and greet?  Maybe at a resturaunt or a park or perhaps at one of the local weekly car shows like the Pavillions?  The weather is getting nice so we should try to get together?


    There is a resturaunt called Portillo's it has an old school theme to it and parking available.


    Let me know!  I think it would be fun to get a half a dozen of us together AND we will all get additional + points on the 'meeting another member' scale. ;)


    I'll go ,pavilions sounds good or portillo let me know


    Hi and welcome to the board!  Make sure to post up an 'Introduction' post, you will get lots of replies.   There are a lot of great folks on this board and a lot of help available.

    I'm in for meeting at the Pavillions, which Saturday?

  9. I appreciate the inputs on the car. As a Sports Roof it is 1 of 334 with Q code and 4 speed. I know that I am probably in the minority but I was never crazy about the graphics and wings of the Mach 1. I'd rather have the performance goodies but have the car be a sleeper. This car ticked off all the boxes I needed, Q code fast back, AC, nice interior and in great condition. The 4 speed is a bonus for me. The main purpose of this car is to take the grandkids to car shows and car related events. My other toys all have two seats and I can't have either grandkid ride shotgun for several years and I would have to leave one home! How do I choose??? My grandson will end up with this one, (he's 4 years old), I haven't decided on what the granddaughter (she's only 1) will get.

    I fly out to see the car Saturday October 1st in San Jose. If there is anyone in the area who would like to join me to view the car (vintage Mustangs are new to me) send me a PM. What I'm looking for is if there was any major crash damage repair. I'm told the restoration started with a very solid car. Wish me luck! I added a photo to the 1972 Photo Gallery.

  10. Thanks everyone for the info. Yes, I have the Marti Report but it's nice to have the descriptions of what came with the "Convince Group", "Performance Group", "Competition Suspension" are among the options on this car. And yes, the picture by my name is the car I'm going to look at next Saturday in San Jose. It's not a Mach 1, but equipped the way I would have in 72. If this car has been discussed before I'm curious know what the feedback was.


    Kevin Z

  11. Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I'm in the process of purchasing a 1972 Sports Roof, Q code with 4 speed. The car I'm looking appears to be highly optioned and I would like to find all the available options for 1972. A partial list for this car include: A/C, PWR D/B, Competition Suspension, the list goes on..

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