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    73 Mustang Grande Coupe 351C

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  1. Mikesro

    Roof?

    I tried to find new one to purchase, but could only find the Fastback roof available anywhere. Junkyard roofs for the Grande Coupe may be just as bad or worse than your own IF you can even find one. Custom metalwork and repairs may be the only way to go but also are VERY expensive. Get ready to spend as much or probably more than you paid for the car. Good Luck.
  2. I was kinda forced into a roof/rear deck paint modification. Not ready to paint the entire car right now and the vinyl top was long gone. Roof and trunk had damage that needed to be repaired. So I went with a blacktop option in the interim. I am going to install the rear window chrome again. What do you think? Is this sacrilege in the Grande world? MIKE SRO [/url]pichost
  3. I used 17's from a 2014 Mustang with a 1.5" hub spacer on all 4. Working well with good clearance front and rear.
  4. My 73 Grande Project
  5. Someone sent me this 73 paint code chart a few weeks ago. I was trying to figure out my Data Plate 6B color code which says Lt Yellow Gold. But current car color today is more like 6D or 6E. Must be a color change repaint but I dont see any evidence. MIKE SRO
  6. Well - I found my very faint Data Plate but I am wondering....What color is 6B ? See picture below - Sure looks like 6B. Not really looking like 6E but car is kind of medium yellow. Not really Bright yellow. Or do I have a 6C orig car with incorrect code if that's possible. Any explanation for 6B color code? heads and tails game online There were 617 1973 Hardtops built with 6B exterior and FF interior color combination. Thanks Rackerm! That is great info. Mike SRO
  7. Hmmmm.... I could be an idiot, yes,,, but I made the very difficult decision to remove my data label off the door when I restored my J Code Vert in 2015. As I completed a full rotisserie restoration, the car was sent out for media blasting. The doors had internal surface rust (yes, even though an AZ car, bare metal still rusts...), so these were sent out for chemical dipping to save the doors... So, I carefully removed and preserved mine and ordered the replacement from Marti Autoworks. Even if I was not sending the doors out for treatment, i would have removed the data label as leaving it and painting around it leaves a ridge that would show..., not acceptable in my books. So, too each their own, people have their reason's why they restore their car's as they see fit. I don't think it makes them any less a person or enthusiast... My original was faded and partially painted over, so i scraped off the overspray and took a picture, then has Marti make a new one using the picture of the original. That way I had the correct weight values for my car. Marti has two colors available. From what I have seen light blue is correct for 73 cars. .... Well - I found my very faint Data Plate but I am wondering....What color is 6B ? See picture below - Sure looks like 6B. Not really looking like 6E but car is kind of medium yellow. Not really Bright yellow. Or do I have a 6C orig car with incorrect code if that's possible. Any explanation for 6B color code? heads and tails game online
  8. I am looking for my 1973 Mustang Grande Data Plate. Where is that usually found on the car? Unfortunately, Mine may be missing.
  9. Hey Mike, I am curious... where did you find the picture of the yellow coupe above? The car next it is/was mine. I took the pic back in July 4th 1998 at the MCA National show in NJ. Maybe I post it on the forum but I don't remember doing that. Here is the whole pic. That yellow 73 Hardtop/coupe was a nice original 351C 4 spd car with the Decor, Nasa hood, Aluminum slot wheel options. Here is the 73 Hardtop Decor package brochure example... .... I saw your photo (apparently) of the 3 cars on a different thread in the Grande section under "Hockey Stripes on a Grande?" I just cropped it to the smaller single car photo for my post about the Spring Special. Thanks for the info. MIKE SRO
  10. ok, thank you. All the screws are out and the pad is loose and will raise up freely. End caps are also off. I was afraid to pull the whole thing out because I didn't want to bend or break anything. I gave it some mild pull but it didn't move a bit. I am almost positive it has never been removed in 46 years and it seems really stuck in there. Another guy said just lift and pull it straight back, HARD. I'm worried someone has replaced the windshield at some point and got sloppy with the urethane glue. Now that can be holding the top plate in there extra tight. I'm working up the courage to try it tomorrow. I hope it goes well. thanks. FOLLOW UP. The Dash Pad and Top Metal are finally out. There are 2 phillips screws on the TOP of the dash just behind the front pad lip, those were missed. I thought the 2 screws mentioned were in the top of the Center Dash Bezel which also need to be removed. Didn't need a ton of pull force once ALL the screws were removed. I will add some Pix when re-installed. Thanks to all. Here's the old girl just grinnin' in the driveway! She finally gave up the fight on that hammered dash pad and she knows the new "dress" is coming soon! :)
  11. ok, thank you. All the screws are out and the pad is loose and will raise up freely. End caps are also off. I was afraid to pull the whole thing out because I didn't want to bend or break anything. I gave it some mild pull but it didn't move a bit. I am almost positive it has never been removed in 46 years and it seems really stuck in there. Another guy said just lift and pull it straight back, HARD. I'm worried someone has replaced the windshield at some point and got sloppy with the urethane glue. Now that can be holding the top plate in there extra tight. I'm working up the courage to try it tomorrow. I hope it goes well. thanks. FOLLOW UP. The Dash Pad and Top Metal are finally out. There are 2 phillips screws on the TOP of the dash just behind the front pad lip, those were missed. I thought the 2 screws mentioned were in the top of the Center Dash Bezel which also need to be removed. Didn't need a ton of pull force once ALL the screws were removed. I will add some Pix when re-installed. Thanks to all.
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