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This site is awesome and amazing! I had a 73 Grande back in college and let it die a slow and painful death due to lack of funds. Fast forward 35 years and I just purchased a very highly optioned 73 vert and I cannot wait to start the sorting process to get it back to full steam. I was lucky enough to work at an auto shop while I had the Grande, so have already done most of the work in front of me, albeit many moons ago. The vert is in pretty nice shape starting out as a California car as there does not appear to be any rust on the body or undercarriage. Factory options for the H code car include A/C, tach and gage package, and competition suspension. Added options include all Mach1 body options, ram air, 4v heads, factory aluminum mags, power windows, tilt steering, rim blow horn, and a power drivers seat out of a 73 cougar. As it sits the suspension is soft and needs replacing and there is a nagging hesitation at idle when you first hit the gas. Future plans include upgrading the intake and carb, possibly with a blue thunder and 770 Avenger, headers, AOD swap, 3.89 Truetrac rear end, big break kits front and rear, 17" Cragars, and of course the front end and suspension work. We'll see how long the wallet holds out. Thanks again for all the contributors on the site. Tons of great info. Hopefully I'll be able to hand out advice to others after a while.


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Welcome from CA!


You know we are photo whores here, post a few when you have time!


good luck with your project.



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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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 to the club 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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Looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing more about your progress. Great to hear another 73 convert has survived!

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.... i was just in your city for a layover..... took the tram to the market, ate some calamari and back to the airport.


1971 M-code Mach 1



1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Howdy from Phoenix! I love the convertibles! I can't wait to see some pics. You will like the forum because there is a lot of information specific to our cars and the people are really friendly and helpful.


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 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 from Seattle as well! Seeing a 71-73 mustang up here is so rare! I hope to run into ya sometime! Mines a Red and Black mach 1, feel free to pull me over:P

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, you sure as Hell don't have time to do it right the second time.


Dutch uncle

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