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Well I figured I would start up a little blog here to keep up with my progress on the car. Right now it is still in the tear down phase, started about a week ago. The car looks mostly solid. Some small/anticipated repairs needed in the cowl area, some pinholes in the floor, and a semi frustrating spot in the drip rail area. I haven't gotten the engine out yet, that is next week. I'm looking around for a media blasting place to strip the car down soon. I think I should start metal repair/modification the beginning of next month. Here are some pictures so far. I've got just about everything torn down except the glass and drivetrain.

 

Also just got the email from UPS that my Elite Marti Report should be here next week. Pretty excited about that.

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Looks like this will keep you out of trouble for a while. What are your plans for the car and what's your time table? Good luck, looks like nice car.

 

Jeff

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1972 Q Code Convertible

 

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Sounds like you are making a lot of progress. Keep the pics coming and updates coming.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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Cool blog, Buddy. I see you've got your work cut out for you (well, maybe not cut out yet). :)

 

I'll be following your progress, brother.

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

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

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Getting overwhelmed is definitely an issue with these projects. Best thing to do is to try and focus on one thing at a time so as not to get lost. I still jump around on mine and get lost sometimes., But when I actually make a plan and stick to it things go smoothly. Good luck and keep the updates coming!

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I'm planning on making this car a serious performer. It won't be ultra nice, I plan on beating on it, driving in the rain, etc. I plan on doing a lot more drag racing, some autocross, and some road coarse action with it. I'm planning on a 408C with about 600 hp. The front suspension will be global west (they have a 71-73 specific coilover kit now), and rear will still be leaf springs, looking at that Maier setup. It will have a roll cage and some carbon fiber interior panels. Four wheel disc brakes of course. I will upgrade the interior with the Deluxe stuff, as well as power windows, A/C, etc. My time table is about 5-6 years, mostly due to financial reasons. It will be painted a color similar to Candy Brandywine.

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I'm planning on making this car a serious performer. It won't be ultra nice, I plan on beating on it, driving in the rain, etc. I plan on doing a lot more drag racing, some autocross, and some road coarse action with it. I'm planning on a 408C with about 600 hp. The front suspension will be global west (they have a 71-73 specific coilover kit now), and rear will still be leaf springs, looking at that Maier setup. It will have a roll cage and some carbon fiber interior panels. Four wheel disc brakes of course. I will upgrade the interior with the Deluxe stuff, as well as power windows, A/C, etc. My time table is about 5-6 years, mostly due to financial reasons. It will be painted a color similar to Candy Brandywine.

 

Sounds like it'll be pretty badass!

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Wow, amazing to see what people do to their cars and all the different ways you can take them. Sky really is the limit! Best of luck on the journey, and obviously, keep those pictures coming!!

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It is just primered red. No update really, I have the car 100% torn apart now. I just need to get a mig welder now to start the metal repair. I have a small stick welder but it sucks and is difficult to use. I'll be buying some replacement sheetmetal soon, and selling a lot of stuff from the car that I know I won't be reusing.

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The dash isn't that hard. The actual frame is only held in my a few bolts. The steering column was stubborn, but that may have been because I never removed one before. I just took a lot of pictures as I went along.

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It is just primered red. No update really, I have the car 100% torn apart now. I just need to get a mig welder now to start the metal repair. I have a small stick welder but it sucks and is difficult to use. I'll be buying some replacement sheetmetal soon, and selling a lot of stuff from the car that I know I won't be reusing.

 

I've been quite happy with my Eastwood mig welder I bought last year. Decent price too.

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I've been out of the loop here for quite some time. I don't have a computer and being in the military definitely draws the majority of my time.

 

I ended up getting a nice little Lincoln MIG welder.

 

I have begun replacing/repairing the sheetmetal on the car. So far I have the passenger rear floor replaced, the P/S front fender apron replaced, and I'm repairing the cowl now. I just got the rear driver floor so that will be getting done when I'm finished with the cowl. Still need a roof section.

 

I'm pretty proud d of how good my first little patch piece for the cowl is turning out, considering I have no real metal working tools, just a grinder, hammer, and some pliers.

 

It's not perfect, but this is literally my first time ever replacing sheetmetal, and I think I'm doing alright. Just need to get some weld through primer. Any suggestions?

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Looks pretty damn good to me for having no prior metal working experience and basic tools! Keep it up!

 

 

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That were my thoughts too. Keep up the good work and keep us updated with your progress when you can.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

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