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That's right Mike set the heater on Global Warming and roll it down the road.

 

I've done that tons of times with my Jeep CJ-7 - no top rawks!

 

Yup. That's how I roll in the 65 too.

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That's right Mike set the heater on Global Warming and roll it down the road.

 

I've done that tons of times with my Jeep CJ-7 - no top rawks!

 

Yup. That's how I roll in the 65 too.

 

Me too! Feet are on fire and the end of your nose has frostbite! Wouldn't have it any other way.

 

The 71-73 Cougar verts are not to shabby either. That is what I drove in high school. Its where I took "Female Anatomy Class".

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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I just acquired my first vert and can't wait to get it finished. I have never driven a convertible before so this is going to be a new experience for me. Still doing research on HP and torque options...I love low end, neck snapping, take offs but am concerned with the vert body taking it. I had a bad experience with a buds 83 T-top camaro...I built the engine a little too strong for the car and every time you pop the clutch something broke, ujoints, diff gears, t-top glass, and more. But then again it was an 83 camaro. I do want a cruiser but a car that looks like our mustangs should be able to back it up with some bad to the bone power when needed. Has anyone had any issues with body twist or am I worrying too much again?

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I just acquired my first vert and can't wait to get it finished. I have never driven a convertible before so this is going to be a new experience for me. Still doing research on HP and torque options...I love low end, neck snapping, take offs but am concerned with the vert body taking it. I had a bad experience with a buds 83 T-top camaro...I built the engine a little too strong for the car and every time you pop the clutch something broke, ujoints, diff gears, t-top glass, and more. But then again it was an 83 camaro. I do want a cruiser but a car that looks like our mustangs should be able to back it up with some bad to the bone power when needed. Has anyone had any issues with body twist or am I worrying too much again?

 

You are not worrying too much. The convert body is weaker than the hard tops. You can 'fix' this by going with some sub-frame connectors. I would recommend this regardless of your build. One of the best things I did. Do some searches on the entire forum (not just convertible section) and you will see some threads. You can also click on 'my garage' in my sig and in the modification tab you can see a shot of them.

 

You are going to LOVE having a convertible. There is NOTHING like having the top down on a nice day or cool evening. You feel more part of the environment.

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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i never put the top up .its got the boot on and it looks good that way also. i live in so cal. so it easy to get away with no top.

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Convertibles are the BEST!!! My first one my 76 Jeep I still have, my 2nd one a 89 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo convertible I still have, my 3rd 2002 Sebring (not pictured , daily driver) I still have, my 4th convertible 72 mustang I still have, my 5th convertible a 96 Mustang I gave to my wife to drive. They all are a lot of fun!! Top down Radio up!! :heart::D:run_horse:

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So I'll tell the story of how I got my car in this thread. My father-in-law's buddy Mickey is a carpenter and my wife and I hired him to do some work on our house. He mentioned to my wife that he needed to sell his car.

 

Wife on Phone: What kind of car?

Me: ????

WoP: A 1971 Mustang? Cool.

Me: ?????????!!!!!!!

WoP: Oh, it's a convertible? Coooool.

Me: *drool, stutter, drool* Engine?

WoP: A 302?

WoP: What were you looking to get for it?

Me: *crushing sense of dread*

WoP: Really?

WoP: Well, talk to you soon, Mickey. Bye.

 

Now, my wife is a decent person. She grew up in a family where dad always had a Corvette. She gets it. We talked about money. We talked about storage (and the need to make the garage usable). We talked about options. Eventually, she said, "Honey, if you don't buy this car you'll spend the next 10 years being pissed you didn't buy this car."

 

So Mickey came and did great work in our house and I wound up with a '71 vert that he'd done a lot of work on. It didn't run as well as I would have liked, the engine was grimy, and the badging was wrong. It wasn't a stock color. It didn't have the convertible top motor.

 

I couldn't care less. A new carb and a lot of tuning later, it runs like the beast it is, rolling down the highway eating asphalt cake with dinosaur frosting. I've cleaned up the engine and it's well on the way to being the monster of a car it has always wanted to be. In the meantime, I have the car I've wanted since I was 9 years old. I only commute 3 miles to get to work. I get to drive it almost every day. There's a lot left to do to it to make it perfect, but it's MINE. Mwuhahahahaha!

 

Also, the bulldog thinks car with no roof is the best idea EVER.

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What a great story! Thanks for sharing it and the pics (I agree with the Bulldog). :)

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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+1 on the great story!

 

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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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Convertibles are the BEST!!! My first one my 76 Jeep I still have, my 2nd one a 89 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo convertible I still have, my 3rd 2002 Sebring (not pictured , daily driver) I still have, my 4th convertible 72 mustang I still have, my 5th convertible a 96 Mustang I gave to my wife to drive. They all are a lot of fun!! Top down Radio up!! :heart::D:run_horse:

 

Your Mustang looks just like mine when I got it. Exactly the same!

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For some reason, this is one of my most favorite threads, ever. :P

 

Doc

 

The convertible forum contains all of my favorite threads. :coolphotos: :D

 

 

I like to tell people that a convertible is not a closed car that can be opened when it´s too hot but it´s an open car that only has a top so you don´t drown when it rains too heavily. ;)

 

 

True words! :bravo:

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Just read through this thread and agree with everything. 71-73 verts do look the best convertibles. And compared to other Mustangs its head and shoulders above the rest. And dont talk about the 69-70 Verts, they just don't cut it, something looks wrong with the top up, the lines don't flow.

 

And other Verts like the 1970 Barracuda convertible, well some of them maybe worth a $1,000,000 but they don't look it, where as the 71-73 looks a $1,000,000.

Mark

 

 

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Love this thread and agree with most of the comments. The body lines are what set these cars apart in my opinion. These cars have amazing body lines. It's amazing how many compliments I get and so many do a double take recognizing its a Mustang. It's crazy how many people say things like "wow, I'm not a Ford guy (or I never liked Mustangs) but I never realized how nice these 'verts are". I go to a local show and shine pretty often where there are typically ~200 cars on a good Friday night and been told many times that it's the nicest car in the show and they can't believe they are saying that about a Mustang. I'm like a proud papa! :D

JHawk

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Great thread. I purchase a 73 vert H code in Dec last year and also a 72 Q code vert. I did not know the 72 was rare until I had the car several months. Going back together with the 73 took interior out and cleaned everything and pulled all the accessories off the engine cleaned and spruced it up a little. It still has original yellow paint on about 3/4 of the car. I have had several people stop and ask about it sitting in the drive when working on it. Can't wait to get to some of the cruise ins.

This car had sat for over 20 years so replacing all the hoses and going through everything before hitting the road. I have found that lacquer thinner is the best to clean the interior. Sounds too aggressive but it took all the built up grime off that nothing else I tried would touch, white deluxe interior. I started with mild detergent, Blue Coral, Westley's Bleach White and then the lacquer thinner. It is the original upholstery and door panels so lots of years with little care.

Verts are the best.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Guest Pastel Blue

Even more fun when they are a sleeper. Baby Blue with a white top and a built motor, good gears, improved traction, turned down duals and a big surprise at the stop light. :)

 

Nice.

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Just starting to enjoy my 1972 Q code 4 Sp

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Looks nice! I' sure it turns a lot of heads while out cruising around!

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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Well hopefully soon I will start working on my 72 Q code 4 speed convertible. Thanks to friends for their help and encouragement!

 

I am excited to be able to enjoy this car once again!

 

The car has just over 80k documented original miles. It has been owned by my family since 1975. It is very original and of the few things that are incorrect, I will be making right asap. I guess when I was younger, I wanted to add some optional stuff. Back then (mid 70's) it was very common to go to a salvage yards and buy cool parts or go to the local dealerships and order parts right out of the catalog!

 

Until relatively recent times I had no idea how rare of a Mustang it is. Car was ordered with some great options. I just thought it was a really neat Mustang. Now I really want the car as close to completely stock as I can get. I feel this car holds its complete 'rarity' that way. IMHO

I have to admit I will probably keep the front spoiler!

 

Here is an older pic: (sorry for all those that have already seen this!)

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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We seem to have quite a few of the Q code verts on the forum. Mine is a 72 Q auto so 330 of them made. It is gold glow 219 with that paint and trim. The Matri states Cobra Jet not 4-V like late 72 and all of 73. Mine has 17 options so pretty well equipped. It is in process of restore so no pictures to post. I did locate an all original 72 crashed insurance vert to donate the Ginger interior that is near perfect. It has the scooped hood, came with CJ, but no locks or blackout. When I paint I am going to do a scooped hood with and without locks and the black out so I will have if someone wants 100% original. Car has always been in North Carolina.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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We seem to have quite a few of the Q code verts on the forum. Mine is a 72 Q auto so 330 of them made. It is gold glow 219 with that paint and trim. The Matri states Cobra Jet not 4-V like late 72 and all of 73. Mine has 17 options so pretty well equipped. It is in process of restore so no pictures to post. I did locate an all original 72 crashed insurance vert to donate the Ginger interior that is near perfect. It has the scooped hood, came with CJ, but no locks or blackout. When I paint I am going to do a scooped hood with and without locks and the black out so I will have if someone wants 100% original. Car has always been in North Carolina.

 

 

Sounds cool. Post some pics

 

 

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