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7173Vert

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  1. A little confusion keeps us on our toes... Not that confusing really? Leave site, come back under a new name that incorporates both of my Mustangs. If it was another Pastel Blue J Code Vert, that would be the 2nd of only 4 produced, ever. No chance of it getting sold... I have had a few people contact me or friend me on Facebook with the sole purpose of trying to purchasie the car. They are no longer my Facebook “friends”...
  2. I have two NOS in a box, wonder what they are worth...
  3. My last post on the Pastel Blue vert for a while. I'm no video photographer, but it will do... Thanks https://youtu.be/xdxIRRHQ5bo
  4. I really suck at getting good photos of my car... I just came across this one that i believe gives a good representation on how the car looks in real life, not with my lousy i-phone pics... I will do a walk around video of the car outside of the garage... and post it when I can. Thanks
  5. I remember this day well... I removed my 429 myself and everything went fine. To clarify, due to space limitations I imposed on myself :shootself: , i could not extend the arm's/leg's as much as i should have, so I had to keep a close eye on the weight distribution... I bought this hoist a number of year's ago and like other's here have stated, nice to have when the time comes that you need one. It folds up nicely and I put it away in the corner. I really hope I don't have to remove another 429 setup in the future...
  6. I have been searching for information relating to a Ford dealer that originally received my '71 vert from the factory... Bennett Ford in Salt Lake City, Utah; which went out of business a number of year's ago. My goal is to determine if they applied their dealership logo on the car upon selling it new; ie. usually located on the trunk lid or vicinity... Not sure if we have any Salt Lake City area members or history buffs that could answer this question for me? My hope would be to track down this applique and add it to my recent restoration of the '71. i have searched on line for info relating to this dealership and all I could come up with was this sales add... Long shot, I know, but we have to ask...
  7. That guy is still kicking... and this is that car as other's here have noted. Not so much as being drama as being my need to focus on completing the car at that time, as I believed it should be done; without the "drama" some choose bring into their comments. I believe if someone is willing to post the progress of their car's here, what ever that may be, respect is shown at all times. That's it. Cheers Ah very good then, so you just have a new user account. I was hoping to see the end of that project. I recall following along and then the updates stopped. The collector that I bought my '71 Mach 1 J code from has a red '71 429 convertible. I know there aren't too many of them around, to say the least. ;)
  8. Thanks. The'73 has been great this summer... it is just ready to roll over 50K original miles soon... Should do so before she is put away for the winter. I did a lot of maintenance work on this car last winter to get her ready and it paid off, for sure.
  9. Thanks. Sometimes, we need to take a step back and focus... this car was near killing me for a time... I will post a better video with the car outside the garage, soon, hopefully.
  10. Glad you came back and posted these Outstanding ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: Don, You are well represented in this car... Cheers
  11. Wow, that car turned out really nice, awesome result, congratz :bravo: Followed your thread since you have been gone... "Looking back, you wonder how you ever got yourself into such a project" - I know that feeling... :-/ He IS "Pastel Blue" ... ;) Thanks Tim!
  12. That guy is still kicking... and this is that car as other's here have noted. Not so much as being drama as being my need to focus on completing the car at that time, as I believed it should be done; without the "drama" some choose bring into their comments. I believe if someone is willing to post the progress of their car's here, what ever that may be, respect is shown at all times. That's it. Cheers
  13. So looking at that quote to basically rebuild my original equipment would you say it's worth it or better to just follow your lead (clean everything up, drain oil, replace dryer filter, O-ring, new refrigerant, vacuum test and GO) and save that money for something else like the engine or paint :) The underdash assembly can be done by you if you have the time and patience. I rebuilt my unit, was not difficult, just have to stay on top of all the pieces...
  14. A couple video's of the start on the Pastel Blue J Code restoration. Disregard some of the commentary, as I was to learn, some of what I mentioned was not accurate when the car made it's way to the body and paint restoration shop (regarding how some of the damage occurred...). The third video is the car running in the garage basically...completed. Looking back, you wonder how you ever got yourself into such a project. For those in the midst, reflecting back to these early day's makes it all worthwhile when they are finally finished. Keep at 'er! https://youtu.be/hJ1pKCpXSdg https://youtu.be/D0RJS5YyLT4 https://youtu.be/OKSN98oWzoQ
  15. Had just gotten my license and my Dad asked me what kind of car I was looking to buy... At the time I was taking auto mechanics in school, working on all of the teacher's car's; chevelle's, volvo's, impala's... I can't recall what brought me to like a Mustang, but I told my dad a "Mustang", no year or model given. This is what he got me from a friend??? for my meager budget of $700 back in the day.My Dad wasn't a car guy...and he didn't know/realize that it had been hit in the driver rear and filled with bondo... Anyway, drove it for a year and the rest is history. I have stuck true to this model for the last 40 year's... Sorry about the shirt... :whistling:
  16. A little late... but I thought I would add my car to this section as it was first rediscovered (poster shot) after year’s of long term hidden away barn storage until 2015. When pulled out from the barn; I then purchased and undertook the extensive three year factory appearance, operation and processes restoration of this rare 1 of 42 produced: J Code convertibles.
  17. I believe these were only found on ‘71-J and C Code engine Mustangs from the factory... I have one on my Vert.
  18. Thanks. I found it stressful as I was trying to finish the car; each time I posted an update on social media, too many naysayers... I decided to stop posting on social media, save for the quick update once in a while. I knew what I was doing, what I wanted to achieve with this build and I wanted to focus on the that for the past year in order to get the car done. It most certainly was an adventure with many twists and turns along the way. I am pleased with the final outcome and being able to return a very rare car to its former glory... I still haven’t tallied the final costs, don’t really want to know... but, it is an astronomical #... Fortunately, I had the resources, dedication and desire to complete the job. Now, I hope to help other’s achieve their restorations goal’s on these great car’s. For the record, I have yet to have the car out in public... .
  19. Now that my Pastel Blue '71 Convertible has been completed, it is time to relax, return and give back to the community... I also finished freshening up my '73 vert and it has ran flawlessly this summer.
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