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Which one is the '72 R-code? Haven't seen enough of those in person.

-Kurt

 

Hey Kurt. Sadly, I do not own a 72 R-code. Not yet, anyway. :D

 

Is that an old bottle of Dogfish Head in the foreground?

Why, yes sir it is! Fancy a beverage? :p

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I have a Boss 351 that I bought from a guy named Gene in August 1978 in Springfield Missouri. Been stored since, am now retired and going to start refurbishing the ole gal. She’s silver and black; mos

Interestingly the VIN of Mike429cj's B1 is one earlier than the VIN of my Boss (1F02R146446). How many miles does Jonnywrench's Boss indicate? When you say that it is all there, does it have the origi

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Hi all, my wife and I are the proud owners of a 1972 R code. It is bright red with a vermillion interior, and all the goodies that came with the R code option plus functional ram air and aftermarket air conditioning. It was a frame off restoration in 2004 and will be featured in the June 2014 issue of Mustang Monthly magazine.

 

 

Jeff - here is a link to the article of your car.

Very rare and nice looking car.

 

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1406-1972-ford-mustang-mach-1-right-place-time/

 

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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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2090917763_2014-08-18259c.jpg.7d192e93ab2c24ce1341710907a791d4.jpg Been off the board for awhile, sorry, life & repair-o-mods. Missed the April 2014 Las Vegas Mustang 50th Show due to engine failure. All repaired (almost) and drove her to Hot August Nights 2014 in Reno-Sparks. Here is a pix of her on 8/2 Saturday's night cruise. Also, did a baseline dyno last Sunday.
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I have a Wimbledon White Boss with std black interior. It is pretty basically equipped, but I am thankful for the power steering. My car was sold new in Cordell, Oklahoma. I contacted the selling dealer's family and learned the dealership burned down back in the late 70's. The family now owns a GM dealership. I spoke to Don Cannon's grandaughter and she said they had found a shoebox with some things from the old dealership and wondered if I would like to have any of the items. Ugh... YES!

She also mentioned some old damaged polaroid pictures and asked if my Mustang was white. I told her YES. The pictures were damaged but I told her I would take them even if they were in pieces!

 

Below is one of the pics that I tried with the help of friends to restore. The last pic is one of my car and and old GF in the staging lanes at Tulsa Drag strip circa about 1982.

 

I sure hope to get this car back running soon! Ray

 

 

Great story, great pix! Thanks for sharing Ray!

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Just noticed this sub forum. OK, I have a 72 "R" Mach. I've already posted the Marti and some pics, sort of....I think in Intro's?

Grant


I have a Grabber Yellow Boss 351 with 44k original miles. Removed all the original suspension, engine, trans and brakes.

 

Dropped in all Global West suspension, Baer brakes. Richmond 6 speed and a 408 stoked Cleveland.

 

I would love to see/hear more about your mods to that Boss 351! Please?!

 

Me too!!!

 

Ray

 

As would I !

72 "Q" convertible, C-6, console, AC, PDB, PS, PTop, 1 of 330

72 "R" Mach, 351 HO, 4-sp, forest green met, 1 of 336

71 "J" 429cj Torino GT fastback, 4-sp, buckets, grabber blue, 1 of 80

71 "C" 429cj GT Ranchero, 4-sp, PDB, manual steering!, med met blue, laser stripes, 4-sale $2500, needs engine, tranny, and restored, one of (36)!! w 429cj 4-sp, and no shaker, my rarest car...

70 "J" 429scj Torino Cobra FB drag pac, C-6, buckets, console, tach, vermillion

70 "Q" Mach I, 4-speed, PDB, PS 1 of 320

69 "R" 428cj (rebuilt) Torino Cobra FB, C-6, PDB, PS, buckets, console, black, 4-sale, 11k, needs int&paint (orig candy apple red) 4-sale

69 "R" 428scj Mach drag pac, C-6, console, candy apple red.

68 "S" 390GT CSGT, 4-sp, tach, gulfstream aqua 1 of 112?

68 FB Resto Mod, 408 stroker, 500+HP, 5-sp, 4-wheel 12.19" Willwoods, Global West, sub frame con, etc.....black jade

66 GT 350 FB Tribute, 331 stroker, 450 HP, built C-4, 3.55 posi, HOoo HA!

And a few more.... Been Hi-grading for 30+ years now

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Mine having been converted from the 72 351 CJ stock q code/dual exhausts having an engine rebuilt to comp cam titanium solid lifters, Lunati Hi Performance flat top camshaft, 700CFM solid throttle body with the Holley 'Avenger' MPEFI force air inducted and an MSD unit w/QA1 front and Koni Classic rear shocks and rear anti sway bar count as to the least an unofficial R code?

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Here is the way it looked when I first purchased it around 10 years ago. It has undergone three stages of transforming it into a complete pro-touring car plus some minor wheel changes along the way. It is almost done. I dropped in a 408 stroker Plus a Richmond six speed trans and have the original drivetrain mounted on a custom cradle.

 

 

I will start a new thread with build pics for those of you that might have any questions. By the way it's also for sale :)


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1972 R code, Runs and drives, Needs restoring but was daily driven til last month, Vin matched motor and trans, Low option car, Magnum 500s, Floor mats, Side stripes, Original bright blue with black standard interior, Hoping to return to original.

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So finally i have done the deal, owning a 71 Mustang and on top of that its a Boss 351:D

 

Im leaving offshore tomorrow so wont get the Boss home for another two weeks or so. No concourse restored show car, but very nice and original with one repaint. Needs some detailing and touch up.

 

Grabber Green Metallic and matching numbers drivetrain.

 

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/mump-0208-1971-ford-mustang-boss-351-review/

 

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my brother has a pewter and black boss 351,sitting diassembled in my garage,99 percent original,80.000 miles,one previous owner,only options are an 8 track and rear spoiler

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Bought a very nice Boss 351 last month after looking for just the right B1 to make me happy. The B1's like all the 71-73 are really great cars!

 

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Tampa Florida...number 226701 1971 Boss 351 in Bright red built 7/26/71 in the last week of production. Car originally hails from Griffin Georgia by way of Alabama. I am the 5th owner and have trace the history of the car back to the original owner. It was given as a gift to an 18 year old graduate for the first few years of existence. Car currently has 34000 miles on it and is a survivor car. Received a crappy paint job in 93 that still is on the car today I rebuilt the complete drivetrain and suspension. Motor is detailed to show standards but the rest of the car needs work. I like it the way it is because I have no fears of taking it out and having fun and laying down rubber when I choose.

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May know the original owner of that grabber lime boss 351. He is a member of our Facebook group "1971 BOSS 351 MUSTANG" and has been inquiring to th current location. Any chance your dad has registered it with Rick Ybarra in the Boss 351 book.

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May know the original owner of that grabber lime boss 351. He is a member of our Facebook group "1971 BOSS 351 MUSTANG" and has been inquiring to th current location. Any chance your dad has registered it with Rick Ybarra in the Boss 351 book.

 

 

Stangg22,

 

Are you thinking this could be Daniel's long lost original Boss 351? I am also a member of that Facebook page. As you know there were only 67 Boss 351's painted grabber lime. It would be cool if this was his car from back in the day!

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72 R sportroof 2F02R175496. Needs complete resto. Central Wa state car all its life. Gold glow with ginger.

Just starting the disassembly. Hopefully be done by summer. Want to drive it to Yakima and park it in front of Valley Ford, the selling dealer, and get some cool pics!

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movie stars with addictions go to the Betty Ford clinic,

I take my addiction to the Henry Ford clinic.lollerz

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Just like the title says, sound off if you have a Boss or '72 R-code and tell us a little about it.

 

Hi Don! I have two of the thirteen 1972 R code Convertibles. One is Grabber Blue, White/White and the other is Bright Blue, White/White currently undergoing a rotisserie resto. I'll be sending updates on the resto car. I've loved these big body stangs since I was 16, and I just celebrated my 57th birthday! Kevin

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1F03M, Maroon,Blk Int,Wht Top,A/C,Rim Blow,Posi

1F03M, Maroon,Wht/Wht,PW

1F03M, GrbrLime,Wht/Wht,A/C,CA Car

1F03M, Drk Green,Grn/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,R/A,Tilt,Rim Blow,PW

1F03M, Drk Grn,Blk/Blk,4-Spd,Tach,A/C,Tilt,Rim Blow,Mgnms

1F03M, Black,Wht,Wht,Tach,Posi

1F03M, Brown,Ginger,Blk,4-Spd,R/A,Tach

1F03M, Pewter,Blk,Blk,4-Spd,A/C,R/A,Tach,Mgnms

2F03R, GrabberBlue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03R, Brgt Blue,Wht,Wht,Dcr Grp,Tach

2F03Q, Red,Wht,Wht,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach,Conv.Grp,DcrGrp,Stripes,Mgnms

2F03Q, Rd,Rd,Blk,Rim Blow,A/C,Tach

2F03Q, Brgt Lime(Orig. Gld Glw),Blk,Blk,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Conv Grp,Dcr Grp

2F03Q, Grbr Blue,(Orig. Brt Blue)Wht, Wht,4-Spd,Tach,A/C

3F03Q, (2) Gold Glow(one Blk int,one Ginger int),both 4-Spd,Tach,Dcr Grp,Stripes,TuTone Hood,Frgd Whls

3F03Q,BluGlow,Blu,Wht,4Spd,A/C,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,TT,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Copper,Gngr,Blk,4Spd,Tach,DcrGrp,Stripes,T-T,Frgd Whls

3F03Q, Trpl Wht,A/C,P/W,Tilt,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Ordr Black,Blk,Wht,Tach

3F03Q, Spcl Order Purple,Wht,Wht,A/C,Tach,Tilt,P/W,Frgd Whls

And 10 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 1 M-code Mach I! :D

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Just like the title says, sound off if you have a Boss or '72 R-code and tell us a little about it.

 

Hi Don! I have two of the thirteen 1972 R code Convertibles. One is Grabber Blue, White/White and the other is Bright Blue, White/White currently undergoing a rotisserie resto. I'll be sending updates on the resto car. I've loved these big body stangs since I was 16, and I just celebrated my 57th birthday! Kevin

 

I'd love to see your collection one day!

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that is a really sharp looking 72 r code

Is wanting every Mustang you see wrong?

 

Current Mustangs

1965 Fastback

1967 S-Code Coupe

1972 Mach 1 HO

1967 GT fastback K-Code

1995 Gt Conv

2004 GT Conv Supercharged

2007 Shelby Gt500

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Just like the title says, sound off if you have a Boss or '72 R-code and tell us a little about it.

 

I have a 1971 boss light puter metallic original 27000 miles

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Hello everyone, well for 30 years I've been the 2nd owner of a 72 M code Mach 1 beautifully restored, as I was starting a freshen up process, I came across a 72 "R" code, knowing what these were I quickly jumped on it and brought it home.

Crazy part, I had inquired about a 71 Boss a few months the back needing restoration, as I figured the deal fell through I was contacted almost 1 week later that the owner wished to close the deal, so I now have a 71 Boss & a 72 "R" Code :-)

Let the fun begin

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72 R sportroof 2F02R175496. Needs complete resto. Central Wa state car all its life. Gold glow with ginger.

Just starting the disassembly. Hopefully be done by summer. Want to drive it to Yakima and park it in front of Valley Ford,  the selling dealer,  and get some cool pics!

 

Why is there a automatic in that car ???

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72 R sportroof 2F02R175496. Needs complete resto. Central Wa state car all its life. Gold glow with ginger.

Just starting the disassembly. Hopefully be done by summer. Want to drive it to Yakima and park it in front of Valley Ford,  the selling dealer,  and get some cool pics!

 

Why is there a automatic in that car ???

Not sure what the history is on this R code. Maybe someone thought it would be faster with the auto? I have the correct trans that is going back in.

movie stars with addictions go to the Betty Ford clinic,

I take my addiction to the Henry Ford clinic.lollerz

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