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To make the chrome bumper look right you'll need 71-2 fenders, the 71-72 fender trim, the bumper (of course) the bumper mounts which are reproduced, the fender fillers, the proper grill, the lower valance, the lower turn signal parking lights and the one part that is not reproduced-the plate that fits between the bumper mounts and the bumper. This part can be found used on occasion. I believe you could make a substitute (I actually made a cardboard pattern off of one) but it would not be original and therefore the crashworthiness would be unknown.


I encourage you to price all the necessary parts as this conversion is not cheap to do right.


It is possible to fit one without the fender change, but it will have to be mounted about an inch and a half lower than the normal position and will look a bit off to the trained eye.



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

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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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Even though the photo's not showing up for me here at work... you're not in as far as you think. Just trust me on that. ;) (I think I'm pretty close to having had the worst-off rusty pile as a starting point - Top-3 for sure, if not :shootself: )


Welcome from West Texas!



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Welcome from Phoenix!


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 Iowa.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.


- Jason





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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 Denmark[emoji6][emoji106] Northern Part off Europe. Nice planes for your daughter [emoji6] Regards Lars DK73



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Regards DK73

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Welcome from another 73 'vert caretaker in west Michigan!

[align=left]Jeff T.


When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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Another ::welcome:: from San Diego. Holy moly, that is one heck of a project you got there! Cant wait to see it unfold as you build it! Let us know what advice you need and parts etc. We got a pretty good thing going on this site thats for sure!



- Nik

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Welcome from Massachusetts and yes it looks like you are in deep but it's all good and I'm sure it will look great when finished, a 71-73 convertible makes a great project and one worth doing right. God luck and please keep the forum in the loop.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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Greetings from Weirton, West Virginia. Just joined this site myself and I am impressed beyond belief. The folks here are great. Quick and knowledgeable responses too if you have any questions. Best of luck to you on your rebuild. I'm fighting the rust monster too. Mine was all on the inside. These things do rust from the inside out.

Eric Nonamaker

1973 Mach1 351C 2V

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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