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Looking to get some in site, knowledge, and a variety of opinions from fellow 71-73 Stang owners. A little about myself I am currently 23 years old My dad has been in car restoration for 15 years had a classic car business in Maine and been in construction for over 30. Growing up my dad has always had classics Mustang's, Fair lanes, Galaxy's and numerous others. He has instilled A FORD culture in me, but has also shown me that other Makes of Classics were Great cars as well. He's Had a 71 Mach 1 for years he bout back in 89 for $4,000 at a auction in Zephyrhills FL. I Loved this car ever since I was 6 or 7 when I turned 22 he signed the title to me and it's been sitting in a storage container for years!!! I knew it had to be at least 5 years since I heard it Run I immediately decided to get it up and running and restore it so my adventure with this beautiful Mustang starts. I look to everyone for their opinions as I post question and picture I am lucky enough to word at shop where I can do a lot of things myself and have great mechanics around me. I have started by taking the front end apart and powder coating it and sand blasting the frame applying new undercoat. By the way My Mustang is A 71 mustang Mach 1 Fastback 351 Cleveland 4 Barrel with Ram Air .

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Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up some pics when you get a chance. Glad to have you here!

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 :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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Hey 7173 members,

 

Looking to get some in site, knowledge, and a variety of opinions from fellow 71-73 Stang owners. A little about myself I am currently 23 years old My dad has been in car restoration for 15 years had a classic car business in Maine and been in construction for over 30. Growing up my dad has always had classics Mustang's, Fair lanes, Galaxy's and numerous others. He has instilled A FORD culture in me, but has also shown me that other Makes of Classics were Great cars as well. He's Had a 71 Mach 1 for years he bout back in 89 for $4,000 at a auction in Zephyrhills FL. I Loved this car ever since I was 6 or 7 when I turned 22 he signed the title to me and it's been sitting in a storage container for years!!! I knew it had to be at least 5 years since I heard it Run I immediately decided to get it up and running and restore it so my adventure with this beautiful Mustang starts. I look to everyone for their opinions as I post question and picture I am lucky enough to word at shop where I can do a lot of things myself and have great mechanics around me. I have started by taking the front end apart and powder coating it and sand blasting the frame applying new undercoat. By the way My Mustang is A 71 mustang Mach 1 Fastback 351 Cleveland 4 Barrel with Ram Air .

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I live in Florida from 1983-March-June all over the sun coast then till June 1984 in the Ft Myers area till March 2003 in the Daytona. Enough time for my lifetime. Got my 72 conv then and bout to be at the end of restoration. See my photo album for a lot of good ideas for your restoration. Pp2-5 on the body and working side.

MIKKE

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Welcome from Oklahoma.

 

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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I live in Florida from 1983-March-June all over the sun coast then till June 1984 in the Ft Myers area till March 2003 in the Daytona. Enough time for my lifetime. Got my 72 conv then and bout to be at the end of restoration. See my photo album for a lot of good ideas for your restoration. Pp2-5 on the body and working side.

MIKKE

 

Thanks a lot some great stuff in your albums, Ft. Myers very busy area lol... the stang looks gorgeous.


Really love the color scheme. If mine was a mach 1 black and red would have been my first thought.

 

You mentioned you are sand blasting and painting, will you keep the same color scheme?

 

That's still up for debate I'm not quite the "red" type of guy but it is a really great color on this car.... with so many possibilities of color schemes I'm looking into a dark charcoal with silver flakes but who knows how many times I'll change my mind till then lol !


20141007_123515.thumb.jpg.8e89f09c83ef0fa885eeb7aa2605befd.jpgSnapchat-20141003065740.thumb.jpg.86d50333eeb9b4bbbfdb17910c7c5359.jpgHere's a few photos of my before powder coating and after on the front end parts still have undercoating to do looking decent. Opinions ?

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Welcome from Rhode Island.

Iyman

1972 Mustang Convertable :run_horse:  [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=1507]Visit My Garage[/button]

Visit the Mustang Car Club of New England Facebook Page [button=https://www.facebook.com/MUSTANGCCNE]MCCNE FB Page[/button]

 

Visit the Mustang Car Club of New England Web Page [button=http://www.mccne.com/]MCCNE Web Page[/button]

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Welcome from eastern Tennessee! ::welcome::

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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Welcome from CA!

 

You are a lucky guy having a shop backing you up bro

 

keep the photos coming you're off to a good start there with a nice car!

73 Grande

351C 2v

Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5

 

Gasoline is for washing parts.

Alcohol is for drinking.

Nitomethane is for racing!

 

 

Work in Progress photos here:

Last Update: 4/23/16

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/therocket366/library/?sort=3&page=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome from CA!

 

You are a lucky guy having a shop backing you up bro

 

keep the photos coming you're off to a good start there with a nice car!

 

Yea defiantly lucky and sure will keep them coming as it goes along. That's a sweet ride you got yourself love the rims and the body with the spoiler looks awesome !

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Welcome from TriCities WA.

-john

(jbojo)

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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Welcome from Phoenix! I am digging your enthusiasm.

'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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Welcome from Denmark :) Nice to have another young member on this site, I'm 22 years old. I am looking forward to follow this build. Looking good so far and what a good looking car. When you have the time, then please ad a build tread so we can follow this project :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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Welcome from Denmark :) Nice to have another young member on this site, I'm 22 years old. I am looking forward to follow this build. Looking good so far and what a good looking car. When you have the time, then please ad a build tread so we can follow this project :)

 

Will Do definitely, Thanks a lot !

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Welcome from Denmark :) Nice to have another young member on this site, I'm 22 years old. I am looking forward to follow this build. Looking good so far and what a good looking car. When you have the time, then please ad a build tread so we can follow this project :)

 

Didn't know you were 22, and yet I have been reading your posts. How did I miss that? Im 20 as well, so refreshing to see other young kids with the 71/73 mustang "bug." Everyone thinks I am mad for loving my car so much..

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