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Just another new member. I don't currently have a Mustang, but I want one. I am a retired USAF cat still serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. I have a little time at the end of the work day to surf what kind of toy I want when I come back to the real world. I have surfed all kinds of old car sites for months. I have narrowed it down to a 71-73 Mustang coupe. A lot of things are involved in that decision, to include prices and parts availability. Mostly, I think it's a nice looking car with plenty of muscle potential. I have had a few hot rods in my day. I bought a '57 Belair with lawn mowing money when I was 15 yrs old. Had a '73 'Cuda in high school, and a '68 Chevelle after that. I even owned a '76 Mustang II Cobra II back in the "80s. It was a 302 4-speed that I built up. It was fast and ugly. Enter military service, no play toys for the last 28 yrs. So now I am looking at available mustangs online. I will use it as a daily cruiser, maybe some traveling, and would like to be able to auto-cross a little bit just for fun. I would like to find a unit with a good body to start with, nothing collectible. There would be suspension and brake mods, interior upgrades, and a modern drive train. Sounds like a million other wish lists, I'm sure. Since I've been out of the mechanical stuff for a while, I will be spending even more long hours researching vendors, parts, and advice from people with experience. I'm glad I found this site and will explore every page of it in due time. Good luck to everyone with their current projects.

 

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Welcome to the site from Virginia! First, thanks to your service to our country in the AF and as a contractor. Be safe over there.

 

Good luck with your search for a 71/73 Mustang. This is a great site for info and I'm sure you will get plenty of great info to help you out.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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After 28 years, I think you deserve to play.

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Welcome to the forum. Lots of knowledgeable people here that are willing to help. Thanks for your sacrifice.

Steve

 

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Welcome aboard from Wisconsin and thank you for service. I love the 73 Cuda's they are my favorite year, there's something about those round tail lights.

Jayson

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Get home safe! Then we'll set you up with whatever you need Thanks! from North Carolina.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Hello,

 

Just another new member. I don't currently have a Mustang, but I want one. I am a retired USAF cat still serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. I have a little time at the end of the work day to surf what kind of toy I want when I come back to the real world. I have surfed all kinds of old car sites for months. I have narrowed it down to a 71-73 Mustang coupe. A lot of things are involved in that decision, to include prices and parts availability. Mostly, I think it's a nice looking car with plenty of muscle potential. I have had a few hot rods in my day. I bought a '57 Belair with lawn mowing money when I was 15 yrs old. Had a '73 'Cuda in high school, and a '68 Chevelle after that. I even owned a '76 Mustang II Cobra II back in the "80s. It was a 302 4-speed that I built up. It was fast and ugly. Enter military service, no play toys for the last 28 yrs. So now I am looking at available mustangs online. I will use it as a daily cruiser, maybe some traveling, and would like to be able to auto-cross a little bit just for fun. I would like to find a unit with a good body to start with, nothing collectible. There would be suspension and brake mods, interior upgrades, and a modern drive train. Sounds like a million other wish lists, I'm sure. Since I've been out of the mechanical stuff for a while, I will be spending even more long hours researching vendors, parts, and advice from people with experience. I'm glad I found this site and will explore every page of it in due time. Good luck to everyone with their current projects.

 

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Welcome you Noob!! JK;)

 

I like them cobra ii's...I would take one in a heart beat for the right price of course..lol..I got a little 74 mustang 2 mach 1 im kinda working on too.....Too many projects thou :( lol..I like those years of cuda's "drools" Good lookin rides...Its too bad the price has shot out of range on them for the most part.....71-73 mustang coupes are still cheap "for the most part" And great for modding and making into your own....Feel free to ask any questions...And we will try not to confuse you too much :)

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Welcome from Ontario Canada!

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

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::welcome:: Dennis from Luxembourg / Europe. I hope you find the car you're looking for. I am glad that you focussed on the 71-73 Mustangs. Most people would not do that because they are too prejudiced.

Rest assured that they can be turned into beasts with minor modification and they handle better than most cars of the era.

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Welcome - southern Arizona here too.

 

When do you hope to get back? There have been a couple of super clean coupes sell really reasonably in the last year here in the area. You should be able to find a great car.

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::welcome:: from Lynnwood, WA. Thank you for your service and you be safe out there!

 

Awesome that you want to autocross a 71-73. I'm looking into doing the same for my own Mach 1. Wishing you the best of luck on your future find.

 

Rich

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Welcome to the club and thank you for your service! You are definitely in the right place!

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Hello,

 

Just another new member. I don't currently have a Mustang, but I want one. I am a retired USAF cat still serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. I have a little time at the end of the work day to surf what kind of toy I want when I come back to the real world. I have surfed all kinds of old car sites for months. I have narrowed it down to a 71-73 Mustang coupe. A lot of things are involved in that decision, to include prices and parts availability. Mostly, I think it's a nice looking car with plenty of muscle potential. I have had a few hot rods in my day. I bought a '57 Belair with lawn mowing money when I was 15 yrs old. Had a '73 'Cuda in high school, and a '68 Chevelle after that. I even owned a '76 Mustang II Cobra II back in the "80s. It was a 302 4-speed that I built up. It was fast and ugly. Enter military service, no play toys for the last 28 yrs. So now I am looking at available mustangs online. I will use it as a daily cruiser, maybe some traveling, and would like to be able to auto-cross a little bit just for fun. I would like to find a unit with a good body to start with, nothing collectible. There would be suspension and brake mods, interior upgrades, and a modern drive train. Sounds like a million other wish lists, I'm sure. Since I've been out of the mechanical stuff for a while, I will be spending even more long hours researching vendors, parts, and advice from people with experience. I'm glad I found this site and will explore every page of it in due time. Good luck to everyone with their current projects.

 

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Mike, Thought I posted reply but did not go to bottom of page tp post so in the case, check my under cpy cat if I would do it over, I would either get 71 grande, drop v6 in it w/5 speed, power front discs, heavy suspension w/rear roll bar too, a must A/Cw/mod stereo...navigation system, better a convertible add roll bar, get mbrshp w/AACA and MCA, if you arn't a good mechani , get one, go to the auctions and get one in decent shape/moderate price for your resto-mod purpose. On my profile or msc images, find map of N & S America, Panamericana Race, a 49 day race, ticket not cheap but aq once in a life time event "$6,000 last year", also throw in a bi-turbo of course a Holley EFI and 18" wheels if possible a Goodrich G-..tire or as the late Carroll Shelby recommends best ius the current Firestone 500's, Magnum 500 wheelw now available through Year One Mustang parts64-73 models). Hope you have za lot of back pay coming, will work good along for operating capitol as I hear when ets service, can go to school ie auto mechanics to fix your ride up for free, w/possibly 2 years unemployment w/out even periodically going out look for work, let GI Bill take catre of the college bill. Where you go back to your VA Rep can coordinate it all. Good Luck. Also on my line note headache if you acquire too cheaply as I did. Mike

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Welcome to the site from west Michigan. Did anyone say we REALLY appreciate our veterans around here?!

 

As for the autocrossing... I ran a couple last year and uncovered what I think are the major deficiencies, at least with my car. The sway bars are too small, the shocks are too soft and the steering is too slow. I am going with 1-1/8" front and 3/4" rear sway bars with stock springs since it is primarily a road car, KYB gas adjust shocks (may not be the best choice but they fit my budget) subframe connectors and a mid 90's grand cherokee steering box.

 

Note the "slight" amount of body roll.

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Thanks for all the welcomes. I don't have a firm timeline when I'm going to be back for good, but right now it looks like maybe 1 Jan 2015. Maybe earlier if the military pulls out of here before then. I like all the ideas everyone had. I don't plan on having just one use for my car, so I'm sure I will have as much body roll as Jeff in his drop top '73. I drove a Miata for a while and had a blast, but being Irish with Irish skin, a convertible is lost on me. Six spots removed so far and counting, and that is six too many. So, no verts for me. I like the fastbacks, but I think a coupe is the car for me. Another '76 Cobra II would be a blast to autocross. I threw mine around the streets of San Antonio for a few years back in the early 80s and will never forget those days. Nor will I forget the 17 tickets I received in the first 8 months after I built the motor. I like the '71-73 coupe's body lines, size, availability, value, and uncommon popularity when you see one rolling down the road occasionally. I want to get my hands on one before you-know-who bans automobiles over 20 yrs old. It may take me a couple years to get it where I want it, but the winters in Wisconsin will give me plenty of time to work on it uninterrupted. I recently bought an old muffler shop building up there. My wife wants a small store to fart around with, and I get the 3200 sqft garage for my farting around! Wahoo!! I may have to look for a good car in Tucson before we make the move. And yes, I will definitely need everyone's help with it. Thanks again for the replies.

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Hello,

 

Just another new member. I don't currently have a Mustang, but I want one. I am a retired USAF cat still serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. I have a little time at the end of the work day to surf what kind of toy I want when I come back to the real world. I have surfed all kinds of old car sites for months. I have narrowed it down to a 71-73 Mustang coupe. A lot of things are involved in that decision, to include prices and parts availability. Mostly, I think it's a nice looking car with plenty of muscle potential. I have had a few hot rods in my day. I bought a '57 Belair with lawn mowing money when I was 15 yrs old. Had a '73 'Cuda in high school, and a '68 Chevelle after that. I even owned a '76 Mustang II Cobra II back in the "80s. It was a 302 4-speed that I built up. It was fast and ugly. Enter military service, no play toys for the last 28 yrs. So now I am looking at available mustangs online. I will use it as a daily cruiser, maybe some traveling, and would like to be able to auto-cross a little bit just for fun. I would like to find a unit with a good body to start with, nothing collectible. There would be suspension and brake mods, interior upgrades, and a modern drive train. Sounds like a million other wish lists, I'm sure. Since I've been out of the mechanical stuff for a while, I will be spending even more long hours researching vendors, parts, and advice from people with experience. I'm glad I found this site and will explore every page of it in due time. Good luck to everyone with their current projects.

 

Dennis[/size][/font]

Just saw 1973 Mustang convertible w/351C although not NASA Hood but sharp, clean, and garage kept. On AUTABUY, February 2013 in Denver area, for sale, not too high mileage for under 10,000 so the 71-73's are plentiful, out there for your pickings, w/any options you desire. Again,::welcome::::welcome::

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Where in Wisconsin will you end up? I have family in the Racine area.

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Where in Wisconsin will you end up? I have family in the Racine area.

 

+1 I live in Kenosha and would love to stop by and check out the shop when you get it going.

Jayson

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73 Mach 1 Mustang

89 Dodge Shadow ES

94 Jeep Wrangler

 

 

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We will be moving to Rice Lake. It's a small town east of the twin cities and north of Eau Claire. It's pretty far north for a guy who hasn't lived north of I-10 since 1988. I plan on having a portion of the garage area just for my car and bike projects (Mustangs and H-Ds). I hope to include an area to watch football and car shows in, maybe some refreshing beverages. I hope to be a long-term member of this community and will let others know when the place is hospitable for visitors. I saw a few good vehicle candidates on Auto Trader Classics the last few months. There was a nice '71 for sale in Miami that just recently got away. I shouldn't even be looking until I'm ready to go inspect one and make the deal in person. But I have nothing else to do but make plans and parts lists.

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