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My name is Chris. I've had a big '71 Mach 1 project since January 1st, 2011. We're coming up on our 4 year anniversary; but it is still a huge project. When I originally got the car, it was an absolute rust bucket. I've replaced some sheet metal and gotten some parts from salvage; and there is more or less a whole car in the garage. The welds look awful though, and some surface rust has started to develop on the bare metal and primed body work. The interior is also completely out. We had a long hiatus while she was in storage for a couple years, and it looks like I'll be doing a little back tracking.

 

I did rebuild the engine the car came with, which was a non-original 351W from 1969. Also rebuilt the 3-speed manual, the suspension, and the brakes, just did a clean up the 9" rear end (3.50 gears).

 

Current project: Once upon a time I bought some 14x8 magnum 500s to go on there for a great price, but two of the tires won't hold air anymore. I'm not enjoying the tire hunt for 14" rims.

 

Upcoming projects: Get it running well again (sat too long and has been an emotional event to get it going again), get a hood latch, redo welds and other body work, learn how to paint a car, figure out the electrical, figure out what to do with what's left of the cowl, finish the interior.

 

Somehow I didn't notice this forum until now; and today's the day I'm a member. I'm not the most experienced with cars; but I have taken every possible thing apart on this car. I appreciate any help and encouragement from you all, and will offer any help I can as well.

 

Happy Holidays!

Chris

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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 fro 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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Welcome from Rhode Island.

you found the right place for you car, we are all here to help!!

 

post up some pictures when you get a chance.

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 Denmark.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

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Howdy from Phoenix!

'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 to the club from northern Nevada. You are definitely in the right place for all things related to our cars. As mentioned, post up some pics when you get a chance.

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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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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Ozarks. That's my craigslist search area.

 

I hope you're not limiting yourself to one CL area :)

 

Oh absolutely not. That's just my default. In reality, I don't think I've ever bought what I was looking for from my default area though...funny how that works out.

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A belated welcome from the Gulf Coast. My car has been in the garage for the last 25 years. I parked it because the top was looking a little used. Then life took over. This past summer we got my wife's MGB back after a total restoration. I began on the Mustang by rebuilding the carburetor and removing the headers. I even set up for the engine to go to the machine shop this winter. Then I came to my senses. I realized that I would have a running engine but no need for it until the rest of the car was ready.

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Ozarks. That's my craigslist search area.

 

I hope you're not limiting yourself to one CL area :)

 

Oh absolutely not. That's just my default. In reality, I don't think I've ever bought what I was looking for from my default area though...funny how that works out.

 

Yep. We've gone to Wisconsin for three cars over the last four years.

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