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I'll get the vin off the car and find out.

Right on! Nice progress. You could also have a 1 of 1 Super Mustang called the Bosach-1 Sorta like the Legendary T5 Ford made back in the days :whistling: Either way, Boss, Mach or Bosach..It's one solid looking car. Keep up the great work and post the vin!

DJ...Bosach :huh: I think u: mean BO-ZAK Wasn't that a take off of the 49 Zodiac special ? :P

 

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I'll get the vin off the car and find out.

Right on! Nice progress. You could also have a 1 of 1 Super Mustang called the Bosach-1 Sorta like the Legendary T5 Ford made back in the days :whistling: Either way, Boss, Mach or Bosach..It's one solid looking car. Keep up the great work and post the vin!

DJ...Bosach :huh: I think u: mean BO-ZAK Wasn't that a take off of the 49 Zodiac special ? :P

 

If it has a BOSS 351 Vin "R" code it's worth about DOUBLE what a 351CJ car would bring so it makes a VERY BIG DIFFERENCE to potential buyers somewhere down the road if you sell it. The valve covers are correct for a Boss so who knows - maybe someone else just did some weird things to the car. People put chrome bumpers on Mach1's all the time but that does not make them a Boss 351.

 

 

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Ok guys so It seams the car is a Mach 1 not a boss 351. I will be replicating the car as it sits now and it'll be a boss replica mach 1 as far as I'm concerned. So thats the history as i no it and the motor is a 1972 Cobra-jet Cleveland not a Windsor.

Heres the vin. 1F05H160534

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FYI

You entered: 1F05H160534

Model Year:

1971

Assembly Plant:

Dearborn, MI

Body Style:

Mach 1 (Sportsroof Only)

Engine Code:

351 2V

Consecutive Unit Number:

160534

 

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You can clone my car - it's an early 72 (august 71) H code that now has a 351CJ. Of course it has duals (H code were single exhaust) and I do not have the staggered shocks and I added the rear anti-sway bar but I still have the FMX tranny so I've got semi-CJ Mach1.:huh:

 

Great start on the tear down and good luck. You will find there are a lot of knowledgeable people here that can help out with almost any question on 71-73 Mustangs.

 

Here's an easy one. How many Mach1 convertibles were made?

Answer is ZERO but from some reason I see them on Ebay all the time. :rolleyes:

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Bottom line is its your car to build however you want to. People have many opinion and you know what they say about opinions so.............Build it and enjoy it for many years to come.

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Hello!! i´ve been reading your post and bottom line... your car looks great!! It maybe old but it´s not damaged at all and maybe you dont even have to restore it... Just a big manteinence and you can have a car who´s unrestored... I know lot´s of people loves the shinning cars, all new and so, but me, personally prefer when the car has his own story in his parts...

In my opinion, if you dont need to, dont change the front seats... This years mustangs has the most comfortable seats i ever try on a classic car, besides, they are quite safe.

My car has the 3 point seatbelts and when you´re driving the car, you feel safe...

Another story would be is your plans are to get a really fast car.. But, just my opinion...

 

Keep us posted please, we love to see a progress as yours!°

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Great progress and a great looking 'stang! Keep up the great work and keep us in the loop.

 

You can modify her to your heart's content and call her a convertible, if you want to. :D We're here because we love all shapes and sizes. :cool:

 

Doc

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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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GREAT progress on your '71!

 

...and as several have noted or inferred, it is YOUR car to do whatever you WANT to do with it.

 

THIS site is about and for people who like, own or are interested in the 1971 - 1973 Mustangs, whether they be full-on restorations, modified or anything in between.

 

The questions relative to your VIN (I believe) were generated to help you understand what you have. Many of us have not been overly impressed with the performance, safety and even options of our vehicles, so we changed them to suit OUR needs and/or desires.

 

You are in the right place and I look forward to interacting with you on the Forums as you continue the journey with your first car! Whether that is building your very own Boss 351, a clone, a replica or a modified, we are here to try and help.

 

BT

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Thanks every body I will keep everybody informed on my progress and I have a vision and thats where i am headed with it. Thanks for all your help

 

I hope everyone understood what I was trying to convey. There are uniformed people that will sell a car and tell you what they think it is based on what they would like it to be or what someone else told them. As we know, when determining a cars value the VIN is the most important number. You can say that does not matter much all you want but it drives the price you have to pay. A rough Mach may go for under $10K while a similar Boss will sell for double or more. Now anyone can add whatever parts they want to a car but at some point the car that someone makes to look like a rare car may eventually try to get sold as one by two or three owners down the road. This used to happen with Shelby Mustang clones all the time and people got scammed. So, I'm simply trying to educate buyers that you need to know what you're buying and if you choose to modify a car just be up front when it comes to selling it. I see so many cars mis-advertised for sale that border on mis-representation. Whether it is intentional or not is hard to say but I'd hope it's the latter.

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1

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Thanks every body I will keep everybody informed on my progress and I have a vision and thats where i am headed with it. Thanks for all your help

 

I hope everyone understood what I was trying to convey. There are uniformed people that will sell a car and tell you what they think it is based on what they would like it to be or what someone else told them. As we know, when determining a cars value the VIN is the most important number. You can say that does not matter much all you want but it drives the price you have to pay. A rough Mach may go for under $10K while a similar Boss will sell for double or more. Now anyone can add whatever parts they want to a car but at some point the car that someone makes to look like a rare car may eventually try to get sold as one by two or three owners down the road. This used to happen with Shelby Mustang clones all the time and people got scammed. So, I'm simply trying to educate buyers that you need to know what you're buying and if you choose to modify a car just be up front when it comes to selling it. I see so many cars mis-advertised for sale that border on mis-representation. Whether it is intentional or not is hard to say but I'd hope it's the latter.

Very well said VA...& good information for anyone in the muscle car market contemplating a purchase

 

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Hey Rex -

 

I, too, understand what you were saying, and I thought you put it well. There are some shady guys in the auto resale business. Being able to correctly identify our cars is useful not only for ourselves, but for potential buyers and future sellers.

 

Doc

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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Thanks you for making your self clear sir and I will take your advice if I do ever sell it

All of us here on this site are here to help. We just wanted you know what your car is so you can enjoy to the fullest.

 

- Mike

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I appreciate the help and I think that this is a great place to be.

 

Some what of an update, I pulled the seats out yesterday and I found 30+ years of pistachios,Cigarettes and unpaid parking tickets. I will have to order some new floor pans and carpet, and have the Upholstery done and the interior is done. I wont get the interior done untill i get the exterior done of coarse.

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Ya know - decals, correct trim pieces, properly placed primer over-spray, years of crusty receipts and pedigree, and the correct number of casting tits on the tires don't mean nuthin' unless you're going to compete at the Concours d'Elegance level, or roll your car through one of the high-end auctions SPEED Channel televises. And even then, the '71-'73s aren't as 'valuable' to potential buyers as all of the 'everybody else has one' '64.5-'69s, so it's all subjective anyway.

 

I love what xoliex is doing with his car (SF '49ers colors), and while it would probably drop the value when it comes time to sell it (at a higher level venue), he's doing what he wants and will enjoy the car just that much more. He'll probably never sell it anyway, since it's truly going to be his car when it's done.

 

My Mach 1 is numbers-matching with less than 90,000 miles... but who cares? It's a pile right now - worthless, even - until it's shiny and running right. And when that time comes, it won't be anything like what I mentioned above. All I know is that when I tell everybody what my car is all about, they're thinking it's very cool and will only be that much cooler when it's running.

 

Hey - at least we're not talking about Mustang II's, right? ;)

 

But if you're going to wear the Boss 351 decals, make sure they get put back in the proper location after the repaint. I think yours might be stuck-on a little high.

Eric

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Just remember you are the only one who needs to be happy with the finished product. Unless you're married then it's good to preserve harmony.

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Like everyone else has said in the end it's YOUR car do what YOU want.

 

I know some of my friends have looked at me like I'm a nut case because I took a survivor and put the NACA hood on it and changed over from idiot lights to the factory gauges....but all I say is MY CAR!!!

 

Enjoy, this is what makes the Mustang hobby so much fun we do our cars the way we want!

 

Ken

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