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That sounds really good. Noticed that you had 4 fire extinguishers handy :)

-jbojo

 

Yeah, a little too prepared. My daughter took the video for me and I think she just wanted to show that to give me a hard time later on. I also moved the 67 to the other garage and moved the lawn mower out into the rain. Thankfully, all went well and the mower came in from the rain. :)

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Really nice build! Just love it, keep up the good work! :-)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... :P

Under construction!!

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Well, got a few photos from Mustang Central today. He has the quarters all reworked from the previous incorrect install and the replacement doors and original hood stripped to bare metal. Just a couple of photos to share with the mustang family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

way cool..

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That is looking awesome!! Can't wait to see it completed. ::thumb::

Ron

The Rickster, a 1973 Mach 1, being restored as a tribute to my brother who passed away with COVID in July 2020.

Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.

El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.

Also, in the queue, a 1950 Ford F1 Panel truck and 1962 Falcon Ranchero

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This is what it should have looked like in 72. I spent this past Saturday running back and forth to the exhaust shop gettng the intermediate pipe tacked to the muffler and the muffler tacked to the tailpipe. About 3 years ago I located a brand new OE 72 muffler that a guy cut off of his new mustang to put on a cherry bomb. They put it up and the shed and forgot about it until just a few years ago. Inclusive of a couple of dents, which are not uncommon in a new factory installed muffler it was in great rust free condition. I test fit the muffler marked a couple of reference marks and dropped the rear axle out to remove the system and then drive the 30 minutes each way to my muffler guy. After 3 trips back and forth to tweak a little here and a little there ( 3 hours of driving alone and 3 times installing and removing the rear the axle) it was final welded and installed. I am happy with the way it turned out and look forward to hearing the exhaust note just the same way it woud have been in 1972 at the next start up.

 

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BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Looking good. Does this complete your project or do you have more to do?

-jbojo

-john

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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.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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I still need to turn my attention to the interior. Other than the dash and the headliner the interior is not touched. I hope it can go pretty quick as I have a deadline of mid-March to allow me some testing and tweaking befor Charlotte.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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To borrow one from you Brian - "Sweetness is."

 

You better open up your schedule for some magazine shoots.

 

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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Couple of brief update photo's. Pretty much every night is being spent in the garage now. Fiddly bits here fiddly bits there. I have not even started the interior install yet beyond the complete dash. Time is getting short and I am feeling the pressure now. I think I am still going to be fine, just need to keep focus. The good thing is that I think I have all of the interior parts and pieces to make it a relatively quick install. The carpet has been sitting in the house all layed out so it can relax back to the molded form. Seat covers (oh the seat covers) will be installed on the seats later this month. Here are just a couple of pictures.

 

Delivery yesterday. Got a good deal from Summit on these Coker tires.

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Detailed driveshaft ready to go in:

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The hauler is booked to pick-up the car on 04/14/14. I still need to do a run through on the 67 for the 612 mile drive to Charlotte. That will be the furthest I have ever driven it. Need to check all of the nuts and bolts and fluids.

 

Brian

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Well, after Spring Break with the family a couple of weeks ago the race is on to get it done. It was a long weekend, but I think I can see the end in sight. The interior for the most part is in. Here are a few pictures to share. The biggest hurdle was the folding rear seat. The metal shop installed the latch bracket 1 inch to far back on the inner wheel housing. With a lot of care I was able to cut the welds holding it on and get it repositioned and welded back in place last week. Once that was accomplished things really took off.

 

Please excuse some of the dusty handprints and dust spots on the lens of the camera. These were taken VERY late at night and a cleanup is scheduled for this week.

 

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BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Wow! That is looking awesome! I can't wait to see it completed. ::goodjob::

Ron

The Rickster, a 1973 Mach 1, being restored as a tribute to my brother who passed away with COVID in July 2020.

Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.

El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.

Also, in the queue, a 1950 Ford F1 Panel truck and 1962 Falcon Ranchero

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Awesome work what made you go with 4F? From the original pictures the car striped it looks like it started out yellow? Still trying to buy back my first Mustang it was 4F car (now red). I always called it a color only a mother could love, looks great on your car, I will have a 4F again, soon.

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4f was the original color. Car was green when I bought it back in the 80 in WI and painted it Ford Bright Red to get me through High School. I always knew I would get it back to original someday and that day is fast approaching.

BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Your car looks great, excellent work.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First day in the sunshine in quite a while. Well I made it to the alignment shop. Before leaving I was able to get a few pictures snapped out in the sunshine. I must admit when I first bought this car back in the early 80's the paint was nowhere this shinny, but I am very happy with now. The alignment went well and we got her back home for some of the finishing touches. I am going to get a final buff on the paint next week just to make sure we are show car ready. I am really getting pumped on rounding the corner and seeing the 50th in 2 weeks. Here are some photo's in the sun. Hope you all enjoy them as much as I did. It is great to feel 15 again even though I am a bit rounder now. Just a funny comment to add. I never recall my head hitting the headliner when sitting in the car as a kid. I guess the new seat foam did the trick. I will need to make sure the headliner stays clean though or doesn't make my bald spot any bigger? :)

 

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BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Beautiful car, the house looks nice too.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First day in the sunshine in quite a while. Well I made it to the alignment shop. Before leaving I was able to get a few pictures snapped out in the sunshine. I must admit when I first bought this car back in the early 80's the paint was nowhere this shinny, but I am very happy with now. The alignment went well and we got her back home for some of the finishing touches. I am going to get a final buff on the paint next week just to make sure we are show car ready. I am really getting pumped on rounding the corner and seeing the 50th in 2 weeks. Here are some photo's in the sun. Hope you all enjoy them as much as I did. It is great to feel 15 again even though I am a bit rounder now. Just a funny comment to add. I never recall my head hitting the headliner when sitting in the car as a kid. I guess the new seat foam did the trick. I will need to make sure the headliner stays clean though or doesn't make my bald spot any bigger? :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's a beautiful car. You should be proud of all your hard work.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction

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