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QA-1 set up. Single adjustable shock. With an adaptor kit to work on the 71. $675 US. Like the adjustability rather than just a drop. I got a contact number for the person who makes up the "kit" when I was at the MOTORAMA SHOW last weekend.

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Hey Tim. I wish I had something for you, it would mean I had time to get on it but as it goes, work happily but unexpectedly kept coming in throughout what I call my down time so my ambitious plans took a back seat to my Buisness I'm afraid. Your car however, is looking awesome. Inspiring!

 

 

Angelo,

 

thank you ;)

 

Keep us up to dated once you can continue on your great car!

 

Take care ::thumb::

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Hey Tim. I wish I had something for you, it would mean I had time to get on it but as it goes, work happily but unexpectedly kept coming in throughout what I call my down time so my ambitious plans took a back seat to my Buisness I'm afraid. Your car however, is looking awesome. Inspiring!


That side by side does make the new mustang look bulky. When I get my mustera done down at 40", let's put it next to those two and gave a side by side by side. It's gonna be the same grabber blue color. Hey Angelo , looking good, I've missed you guys.

 

Ray, good to hear from you. I will love the day we park them side by side buddy. Your 40" to my 48" I will look like I'm off roading next to your car lol !!

I actually measured up the car and it turns out its 4.5" longer than stock ( all out the back), 6.3" wider than stock ( at the rear tires) and 2" lower than stock. Looking to pick up a coil-over set up and hopefully a fuel injection set up. So for now just compiling parts.

It's great to be back in mustang mode or at least close to it. I notice theres not been a whole lot of activity through the winter, I'm not the only one taking a break. I'm looking forward to our cars setting next to each other also. I'm struggling with that last inch and dont think I'm gonna be able to pull it off at ride height. But sitting I will. So far 41 1/2 is lowest ride height I've been able to establish. But, I've not given up yet. I'm still moderately considering a top chop of 1 1/2 inches but wow, a lot if extra work . We'll see how crazy brave I get .

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Ray, I think there will be a few things I may omit on my build, maybe not entirely, just for now just so I can actually finish the car before I'm 50 in two years. They can always get addressed after if I really want them done. There is just so much work that needs to get done and the broad strokes need to happen faster. A roof chop is one of those things that can't wait till a later time of course but if you do it, wow. The only thing that would hold me back is further time delay but for sheer impact it would be worth it I think.

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Ray, I think there will be a few things I may omit on my build, maybe not entirely, just for now just so I can actually finish the car before I'm 50 in two years. They can always get addressed after if I really want them done. There is just so much work that needs to get done and the broad strokes need to happen faster. A roof chop is one of those things that can't wait till a later time of course but if you do it, wow. The only thing that would hold me back is further time delay but for sheer impact it would be worth it I think.

 

Ya I remember when I was 50, I had about 12 cars I was planning on building,lol. Decided at that time to get into other things and bought a motorcycle, etc, etc, Now I'll be 64 next Saturday. All I have left to build is the 71 mustang, a 55 Chevy rag, a 50 ford pick up and my moms , now mine, 89 fox rag , but it has 70k miles and mostly needs cosmetics. I'm almost done haha. Still have the bike too. And 4 finished projects stacked in my garage that I kept. It's been a lot of great fun. Never stop . Live each day like it was your last while planning to live forever just in case.

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Happy Birthday day Ray. I was once told by someone that from birth till 39 you are still maturing. From 40-80 your someone worth listening too based on accumulated wisdom and when you've passed 80 years of age, only then are you allowed to complain about feeling old. So I'm told to remember that if I feel the urge to make old man sounds lol.

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QA-1 set up. Single adjustable shock. With an adaptor kit to work on the 71. $675 US. Like the adjustability rather than just a drop. I got a contact number for the person who makes up the "kit" when I was at the MOTORAMA SHOW last weekend.

 

Sounds cool my friend.. So you are just changing to some other shocks that mounts in the position as the stock ones? QA1 and Viking are very equal to eachother. A designer or what ever he is went from QA1 to Viking shocks, so the design are allmost the same.. I think it's some great shocks. I can't wait to get mine done so I can try all the goodies on the road :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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QA-1 set up. Single adjustable shock. With an adaptor kit to work on the 71. $675 US. Like the adjustability rather than just a drop. I got a contact number for the person who makes up the "kit" when I was at the MOTORAMA SHOW last weekend.

 

Sounds cool my friend.. So you are just changing to some other shocks that mounts in the position as the stock ones? QA1 and Viking are very equal to eachother. A designer or what ever he is went from QA1 to Viking shocks, so the design are allmost the same.. I think it's some great shocks. I can't wait to get mine done so I can try all the goodies on the road :)

 

This will be an adjustable coil over so I can control the height of the coil spring to get the perfect stance. The adjustment on the shock is to tune the rebound. It will replace the standard non adjustable spring and shock. Very simple to install and worth the money. Should fit very nicely with my dropped tubular a-arm.


image.jpeg.547ed88d78e8047a6c115c1ca719ef1e.jpegThis is it here


image.jpeg.edbe50256cec2158f0e8320e376712d5.jpegsitting on these. Should get a very nice ride. Just need to beef up the front sway bar and add a seat bar at the rear axle.

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Looks like a nice setup.. I can't wait to hear some feedback on it! It looks a little like the coilover kit TCP got. :) What is a seat bar? :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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Happy Birthday day Ray. I was once told by someone that from birth till 39 you are still maturing. From 40-80 your someone worth listening too based on accumulated wisdom and when you've passed 80 years of age, only then are you allowed to complain about feeling old. So I'm told to remember that if I feel the urge to make old man sounds lol.

 

Thanks man, you won't hear me complaining I'm totally great ful for my life. I'll keep going like all the greats, I admire for their endless stamina. Looking at you suspension plans , I thought I'd throw in that I managed 7" of travel without obstruction with my air bag set up.

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Ray that would be skill and knowledge I do not possess. Way cool that you can get that to happen. If you lived nearby I'd have my car resting on one of your suspension designs.

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image.thumb.jpeg.5e37789b3ccf19209394b0d1635b3c86.jpeg Used 70 wing pedestals to prop up the rear wing. 4.5" in height verses (71-73) 3". Makes it the easiest fix. One easy for every 5 difficult. Lol.
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Looks nice buddy!!

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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Looking good!

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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Looks nice buddy!!

 

Thanks Daniel, Lars and Mike. I really like the fact that they don't look any different than stock except for height. Doesn't look too modern and out of place to the eye. These ones are just for test fitting. I ordered a new kit from California Mustangs for only $56 US. Cast aluminum with all the bracket/ gasket/ studs and stuff. Shipped free to the boarder in Niagra. I order up what I need and have it all shipped to CBI storage and make a 2 hour trip to the boarder and pick up all my goodies. I don't even make it home. It's straight to the car at my shop and open all my presents lol. Almost 50 and still a kid.

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Well I have also just Californien Mustang Parts meny times😀 But I do like that looks of your back end! [TONGUE][THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars

 

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Yes I like what you have done, it's allmost a totally different spoiler :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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Just opened my mustang monthly to find this congrats mate, the recognition you deserve168c2b293166e0f40f28c8f97af4f5f4.jpg

 

 

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Definitely a worthy project to publish in a feature article. Angelo has some mad skills. We all can't wait for him to get started again!

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic! ::thumb::

 

 

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Wow thanks guys. Is that April edition? I didn't think it was going to be in print. I thought it was only going to be online at M360. I need to buy the Mag.

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Congratulations Angelo , what a wonderful opportunity. You should be proud, you deserve the recognition. I haven't been getting that mag for years lately since I had gotten away from stangs, but I'll have to get a copy of that one for sure.

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Thanks buddy. Looks like these cars do exactly what I think they are meant to do. People being people and object bringing them together. I've been teaching my kids that people you love and objects you like- not love. I really like where the car is headed but it wouldn't bring me more than ten seconds of happiness if I were on this planet alone. The real joy is in the interaction. The people on this forum are the best people a person could Never meet lol. Sorry For sounding sappy and no l haven't been drinking heehee. ?

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Wow that is awesome stuff [TONGUE] [THUMBS UP SIGN] 😎 Big congratz on getting your Hard work in that magasin [WINKING FACE] Regards Lars

 

Sendt fra min E2303 med Tapatalk

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Nice article!!! But you don't need to do anything to be able to mount 315/35-20 tires to 71 wheelwells. No minitubbing or flares needed - been there done that. Article should be saying that you can mount 345 rears with ease - right???

 

Nice job though.::thumb::

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