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I've been surfing around this site without properly introducing myself as of yet. I've been building older mustangs (65-66) for a while but this is my first 71-73 Mustang. I've really become attached to my 73' due to the area and the overall size of this beast. I had no Idea How cool these bad boys really are before buying mine. This is a great site full of people and their wisdom making this site a MUST for anyone building these monsters of cool! If your reading this post you surely already know that. I just recently got my 73 back from the body/paint shop (Rick) and yes it's been in his hands since my original post which was what, over a year and a half ago. Not real happy about the length of time he had my car (originally supposed to be in for 5 months) but, when the stang was sanded down and he had me by the shorties after that! the paint is still not by any means perfect but I'm not dwelling on that right now, I'm focusing on the rest of the restoration, getting her back to original Mach 1 condition and color, yellow-ext/white-int. This Mach came from the factory with a standard hood and standard interior, somewhere down the timeline some one added a rear deck spoiler. The original owners did splurged for a Rimblow steering wheel though. I must say I kicked down for second hood, a Ram air hood, well... because there too cool! I'll be posting more picks soon and It's good to be back on board. Thanks to everyone for their great feedback and very helpful information!





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Welcome from Denmark.. :)

Daniel ::thumb::


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

Under construction!!

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Hi Robert, and welcome!


Great to hear from you. Your project sounds exciting, but i'm sorry you had such big hang ups with your spray shop. That's a bad situation to be in, to be at the mercy of unscrupulous spray shop owners who have no hesitation in completely stuffing you around and making you play a crazy waiting game. You have my complete sympathy on that score.


It reminds me of the spider and the fly story - Come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly ............... and the rest as we know is history.


Please keep us posted on your progress with some pics as well if you can.



:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Welcome from TriCities WA.



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 AZ, we know the feeling. We sent our Mach to the painter for six months and a little over two years latter we got her back. No malice in this case, just a result of breathing too many paint fumes I think

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/ezgallery.php?action=myimages&u=3961]My Mach[/button] [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=3961]Check out My Garage[/button]




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Welcome from Oklahoma.



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 aboard from northern Nevada. Glad to have you here.


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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Hello and welcome from Mississippi. At this site you can even admit that you have or like other year Mustangs or non Ford vehicles and not be banished. Good luck on your project.



No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Welcome from West Texas! I hear ya about the paint & body guy having the car for so long... well, not for THAT long. That's crazy. Mine told me 4 weeks, then had it for over 2 months... and there were some things they definitely could've done better... but I'm more happy that it's all just shiny again.


Can't wait to see some pics!



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Welcome form coastal Alabama! I'm glad you finally decided to introduce yourself since joining back in 2013. lol


Be sure to add a pin to our member map which is under the Fun Stuff tab at the top of the page.


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