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  1. Welcome from the Netherlands. That is a very nice looking convertible!
  2. I think it is worth it to have a look. If you are looking for an original car , this could be a very good choice. Personally I think the price is good, but I am from Europe, so prices are generally higher here anyway. Everything seems to be original under the hood, which is quite rare. It also has the instrumentation package, which is a nice option. There is a similar car on ebay and the current bid is already over 28k... so comparing it to this car, I would definitely go for the green one... I wouldnt care if it was 'only' a 302 instead of a 351. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1-only-18k-Miles-1-Owner-Must-See-/333826254240?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  3. Hello from the Netherlands. I have seen this car on ebay for a while now, but it never reached the minimum price, so it got relisted several times now. It is on there at the moment... https://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Ford-Mustang-/164594210709?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  4. Great color and progress! Looking forward to the final result!
  5. Hi, I am looking for a nice top switch bezel. Is this part available? Thx, Jeroen
  6. Hi Hemikiller, I thought that all (1973) convertibles had the black center panel and not the woodgrain. I have the instrument package with the center instruments in my car and it is black with Chrome and no woodgrain. Maybe it was changed by the previous owner , so if you have more info ,that would be great!
  7. Thanks TommyK ! Since I would like to restore the car as close to original as possible , this would be a very good solution!
  8. Hi Don, I have to check the date codes on the hinges . The car is being restored at the moment. The Tu-tone hood was ordered from factory according to my Marti report.Most of the car was original when I bought it. Just the wheels ,exhaust and interior had been changed. My car was produced early April 1973.
  9. Thanks for the advise regarding the weatherstrip and coasters. We will definitely check everything before painting. Would be a real shame to modify stuff afterwards and damage fresh paint...
  10. Thanks for the info Steve! Hopefully a company will start the production of correct hood hinges with phosphate and oil as well. Still looking for a NOS set... all the used ones have a lot of play.
  11. Yes. I have a convertible with an original NACA hood and it has these flat springs.
  12. Thanks for your reply and the table! I will have to compromise here and there. As you mentioned , These cars have large tolerances. I had a look at some convertibles on ebay and none of them are perfect with panel alignments, so I guess I have to be less precise with my project sometimes ;-)
  13. Hi guys, i am in the process of replacing the quarter panels on my 1973 Mustang convertible. These cars are very flexible! My restorer has installed the right panel already. He says that the gap between the door and the top of the quarter panel is about 3 millimeters more than the bottom ( on purpose). The car flexes a lot if you add weight in the middle, bringing the panels closer together. His theory is that if people are sitting in the car the gap could decrease and this way it will not touch the doors. Would the gap change a lot after installing all the other stuff, like engine, gearbox,front bumper etc...? What is the standard gap between panels? Is there a manual available with alignment measurements ?
  14. I've found this one online and took a screenshot. It seems that the driverside corner is higher with most cars.
  15. It is about half inch on my car so it must have been good enough ;-)
  16. Hi guys, I am restoring a 1973 convertible. I noticed a big alignment issue of the backseat panel. It looks like it was welded in like this in the factory. The question is , would you leave it this way or would it be better to correct the panel? I am not sure if you would notice it when everything is installed again, so hopefully some convertible owners can advise...
  17. I took a screenshot of the correct part number a while ago...
  18. JD79


    Very nice collection! Room for 1 more ;-) A nice original Mach 1 maybe?
  19. Thanks! Always nice to read a mustang article:-)
  20. Welcome from the Netherlands. Nice car! I like the color
  21. No when I sent samples of all the bezels to the manufacturer, they decided the ones for the top and rear defrost would be too expensive Thanks for the info Don. Shame it is too expensive to repro those bezels. Most of the Top switch bezels have a lot of pitting. Guess the convertible production numbers of the the 71-73 are too low to justify the production.
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