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I have owned two 73 mustangs in my life. The first was a stock Mach I. Got it when I was 16, got wrecked by a drunk driver when I was 20. Replaced it with a 73 drop top, grabbed the guages and some of the other stuff out of the Mach I. I have owned the drop top ever since (27 or so years now).

 

The convertible used to be my daily driver so it has been through a lot. Always been a rolling resto. Needs a little bit of TLC but looks good at a distance.

 

Mods:

9" 3.50 gears

Global West sub frame connectors

Traction bars (the under spring shelby style)

Global West Strut Rods

C6

 

Powered by a mildly built 351C. 4bbl heads, 4 bolt, comp 270 cam, forged pistons, hookers, glass packs, rhodes lifters and topped with a tri-power (350 cfm center and two 500 on the outside). Keep in mind 2bbls are rated different than 4bbls so it's not as extreme as it sounds...

 

 

 

I will post some pics soon.

 

 

'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]

 

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Sounds nice, we like pics. Very cool that you've had it for so long!

Steve

 

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::welcome:: to the forum from Ont Canada....we love drop tops!!

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Ken

 

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

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

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Welcome to the site. Glad to see another convertible saved. Make sure you post up on the Body Style Poll here: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-body-style-poll?highlight=body+style

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'm BACK

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Yeah, I tried to load a couple, and it looked like it worked, but they didn't actually attach. They may be too large.

 

 

'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]

 

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Welcome to the 71-73 Mustang CONVERTIBLE site! LOL

 

It's good to have you here. I like your term "rolling restoration"... Mine too.

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Welcome to the 71-73 Mustang CONVERTIBLE site! LOL

 

 

::thumb::

 

We know that´s what it is called behind the scenes, but we let the coupe and sportroof guys play along nonetheless.... ;)

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Whew! Got the picture thing figured out.

 

Here is the old girl.

 

 

 

 

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'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]

 

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Beautiful car my friend!!! :)

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Great looking convert! Are those Crager Wheels?

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 to the club, Will! Glad to have you aboard. Look forward to following your progress.

 

Doc

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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 :-/

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Yep, Cragar S/S. Bought them about 30 years ago for the Mach I and moved them to the Convert. They are only 14" and I keep telling myself that 'next' set of tires I will go with a 15 or 16". I really like the way the S/S look. It will be a while before I wear out these tires since I don't put many miles on the old girl anymore.

 

It was blue out of the factory. When I had it repainted I used the original color. '1973 Ford Blue'. The color makes it a bit of a sleeper. Mind you, none of our cars are 'super quick', we fight technology and weight, but I have it geared 3.50 and a mild build in is so it moves okay.

 

 

Thanks for the compliments. It originally had the standard hood and my wife lobbied that I keep it but I insisted on the NASA hood. Now she loves it.

 

'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]

 

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That looks real nice Will. Very clean looking color combination.

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She's a beaut, very clean and classy.

Steve

 

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Very nice....I know what you're saying about the wife with the hood....went through the same thing and now my wife says she likes the Nasa hood better.

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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

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=327]Visit My Garage[/button]

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