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Well...at least it's new to me. I recently purchased a 1973, Light Gold convertible with 35k original miles. The first car I learned to drive was my mom's 1972 Mustang Grande so this brings back memories. In fact, I have the original dealer invoice for the convertible and it was sold at the same dealership (Sherwood Ford, MD) as the 1972! What are the odds of that.

 

I'm having lots of fun with the car this summer but want to start doing some work on it. Not sure if I want to restore it to show condition or modify it to make it more fun as a regularly driven car.

 

Looking forward to getting advice from everyone.

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Welcome from AZ, your car looks great!

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Welcome from West Texas! I love the color combination - the '71 Mach 1 I fell in love with as a kid had pretty much the same colors (but Grabber Yellow, instead of Light Gold).

 

Sweet! ::thumb::

Eric

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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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While it may have a few details that are not 100% correct, overall it is a great looking car. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy it and use it in good health.

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Welcome from a fellow 73 convert owner. I really like the look of your car. I hope you enjoy it for years to come. You will like this site a lot.

 

I would do some subtle upgrades to the engine area to improve the power a little. There are also some suspension modifications that can help drivability but not take away too much from the originality.

 

You might consider doing sub-frame connectors. Do a search.

'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)

 

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Fabulous find you got there. Beautiful color, too. Low-mileage. All set for a great future, you and the Pony. Welcome and best wishes in the journey.

Tim: Restoring 71-73 Ponies, Restoring People

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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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Welcome to the Site from Near by Rhode Island.

Your car is Great looking, if you have any questions Please feel free to ask. we are all here to help.

 

I think the Last time we talked you mentioned that you were planning on bringing the car to the Next MCCNE car show, it will be 7/19/15 @ Soloman pond Mall in Marlboro, I would love to see it in Person!!.

Iyman

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Welcome to the site from yet another 73 convert owner. Great looking convert. Looks like a previous owner upgraded to the 71/72 Magnum 500 wheels. Looks sharp.

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

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Welcome from another 73 vert owner.

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

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That color pops!

 

What a clean car!!

 

Welcome from CA!

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

 

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