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Wherever the Teflon tape couldn’t do 90 turns it had to be cut with a blade. With Just the right pressure All the red pin was hand layed and curved. All the lettering as I mentioned was plotted and machine cut. That’s why just the hood took Christian 10 hours.

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Lmao.

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Too funny. Getting it all done tomorrow. So more pics to come.

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This is one of those cars that I look at and feel like I have to see in person. I am very impressed. Love it.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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I finally took the time to read through all 96 pages of this thread and it does not disappoint!!  It is really awesome to see this build come alive from design to paint!  I can't wait to see the 'glamor' shots!  This thread also encourages members to pursue their dreams!  It doesn't matter if you prefer showroom restorations or restomod upgrades or even flat out custom builds like this one...the fact is that they are all part of the Mustang Hobby should all be respected equally! 

 

I have also awarded Wide-Body71 the Mustang Award for his part in promoting the Mustang Hobby with this epic build as well as the amazing coverage posted to our forum pages through the years!  I would love to see 7173mustangs.com mentioned as part of your inspiration and feedback for the project in some the magazine articles and interviews that I am sure you will be doing in the next few months and years to come!!   :D

 

Thanks and congratulations on a fantastic project!!  BTW, black was the correct choice!  Totally sinister look and stance!!

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Wow. Thank you. It’s surreal to be acknowledged for something you would have done privately anyway. It is truly satisfying and I have this forum and it’s wonderful members to thank for that. Aiming to create something special with the sounding board that is 7173 I think made this car even better. It’s still a good year before all the mechanical fit and finish is done so I look forward to more feedback and banter from this bunch. Lol.

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Graphics all done.

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Nice rear!!

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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This being the place where 71-3 lovers hang out showing it to you all on this forum is me showing it off at its peak. The rest of the world are car lovers in general. Still great. Lol

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I had to but heads with a one or two people that would rather I didn’t use stock lights. Or at least close to stock anyway. I like them as well.

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I had to but heads with a one or two people that would rather I didn’t use stock lights. Or at least close to stock anyway. I like them as well.

 

We seem to be the minority. I was surprised to learn that many if not most 1,2,3 fans are actually not fans of their taillights.

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I have to say, back in it’s day, it was pretty unattractive. I remember being at elementary school and my grade 7 teacher had a green sports roof and even at that young age I wondered what those tail lights were all about compared to the year before. Now, the nostalgia of it all makes me feel a connection to that shape that is pretty strong.

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I had to but heads with a one or two people that would rather I didn’t use stock lights. Or at least close to stock anyway. I like them as well.

 

We seem to be the minority. I was surprised to learn that many if not most 1,2,3 fans are actually not fans of their taillights.

 

 

Yeah, putting my hand up here to say the 71-73 taillights are not appealing to me. Don't hate them, but do feel they would look better if they had been designed like in this photoshop image:

 

 

 

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Yeah, the tail lights are kind of sentimental to me too!  I will say one thing, they look pretty awesome with LED upgrades and even sequential patterns!  To me, the original tail light shape along with the front headlights and the hood and roof line is what makes a 71-73!  Everything else in between can be changed but you will still have a recognizable 71-73.  The Orange show car posted earlier in this thread is super nice but it was heavily customized in the front and kind of lost the 71-73 front end look.  I still like it but I'm just sayin' ::thumb::

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So beautiful [emoji111]️ [emoji173]️ [emoji684] [emoji41][emoji106]

 

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

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Wow! I really like this car, love the graphics. You did an excellent job! Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

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So I opened the garage door today and pushed the car out into the daylight. I thought the charcoal grey was doing a lot of flopping from dark to light but the red.... it looks like it’s hooked up to a battery. That I wasn’t expecting. I think it’s because it was more overcast and colours look more pure with less glare but wow. Lol

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Wow. That red really does pop.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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