Jump to content

New Member with a '71 Vert


71 gbvert
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello! Found this website awhile ago, and I am finally getting around to joining. I purchased this Grabber Blue convertible from the previous owner in Overland Park, KS in 1986. I was seriously missing my 1969 Champagne Gold Mach 1 at the time, and found this one at a Mustang car show. There is definitely something about a 71-73 Mustang convertible (and notchback and fastback..) that makes it very desirable. She actually had 2 identical Grabber Blue convertibles (true story!), but could only keep one, so she decided to sell the one with the manual trans, and keep the automatic. Since that, I've been collecting NOS parts while waiting for a friend to do the body work which didn't occur until about a year ago (that's a story in itself). Actually, somewhere in the past 40+ years, someone had done some of the panel replacements with OEM/NOS, so really the worst parts were the rocker panels. I didn't know whether to restore it, or make it faster, so I compromised - the body work is done (for the most part), and the drivetrain definitely feeds my need for quickness. I will try to post a few more pics later - I know how much pics are enjoyed here. Look forward to being here with you!

813303451_1971Mustang.jpg.2dbf8678eecc7a30f5e1e2936c85b8f7.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from another convertible owner. Convertibles are the best! I love that color. Mine is the original 73 ford light blue but yours has a little more 'pop' to it.

 

You are going to love this site. Great folks. Friendly atmosphere. Lots of help and knowledge.

'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]

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the site. Great looking convertible.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

20180127_082009.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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]

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from IL. I love the color. I'm currently restoring a grabber blue 72 Mach 1.

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome from Denmark.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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

Under construction!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...