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ok. looked a little more last night into what i can do. I can go up to 10k. However, a little rust is ok to work with as well as interior and motor restoration. Entire floorboards and trunk, maybe not so much. lol. He does want to make this his own car and to do that, he will have to have some pride in restoring her. However, I did come up with this one.

 

https://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/5955401965.html

 

Not a huge fan of the '73 (I'm liking the '71 and '72 more) but this looks like it might be decent??? I know the pics are from June, so maybe he tried to sell it before?

Karla

1972 Mustang Fastback

3 boys and a hubby

 

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OK a little concern on this one. He states with a "Q" title. Is her referring to a Q code motor? IE the VIN has a Q in it. Then he states it is a 2 bbl 351c which is an "H" code motor? Based on the pic it is indeed a 2 bbl carb and intake on that car. There are also parts missing. There is an AC bracket on that motor but obviously no AC. There just seems to be a lot more wrong with that car than right. Have you heard back from the guy with the red one yet? I think (and this is just based on pics) that the red car would be a better starting point. This all depends on the VIN as well.

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.

 

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nope.. he hasn't returned phone or email. UGH!!! this is a tough search. lol.. (oh, and not dissing your 73 in any way, they are still cool cars).. lol

Karla

1972 Mustang Fastback

3 boys and a hubby

 

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The Cars For Sale post is a scam post. Guys search the internet and find cars for sale on Craigslist and other locations contact the seller and add a several thousand dollar premium on to the sellers asking price. I know this car it is actually located very close to me in Olive Branch, MS. It has been for sale for a looooooong time. I have never looked at the car so I do not know condition. If interested I can take a look at it in person for you.

 

https://northmiss.craigslist.org/cto/5939103230.html

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67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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definitely interested in that one. Let me get in touch with the seller and see if I can get additional info. Thanks for the heads up on the cars for sale!!!

Karla

1972 Mustang Fastback

3 boys and a hubby

 

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The last 2 you listed look like good candidates, at least you could drive them while you work on them to help keep the motivation up.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ok. So info on the silver one. No wheels, engine seems good. Front floors need replaced. Vin is1F02M16 so I know it's not a true mach 1. I'm not sure it's worth what he's asking.... but is it worth even making an offer?

Karla

1972 Mustang Fastback

3 boys and a hubby

 

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Ok. So info on the silver one. No wheels, engine seems good. Front floors need replaced. Vin is1F02M16 so I know it's not a true mach 1. I'm not sure it's worth what he's asking.... but is it worth even making an offer?

 

Not a Mach but not sure how many M code , four speed Sportsroofs were made. Is it matching numbers car? Could be a cool car if you can get it for the right price.

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You buy some cheap 5 X 4.5" pattern wheels with decent tires that hold air, throw them on there and go. Or borrow a set:)

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If your willing to go to Omaha, how about Topeka? This looks interesting:

 

http://lawrence.craigslist.org/cto/5971273589.html

 

Looks like it still has the lower molding between the green and black.

personally, I am not sure if I trust cars that have had lots of panel replacement unless it was done by a shop with a good reputation. I see lots of ads for cars with fender aprons, floors and trunks cut out "ready for restoration', but no provisions made for keeping the rest of the body straight and aligned.

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The seller might have the old wheels to swap back on - a question to ask.

 

If not, check local CL or classifieds for some 14"-15" wheels with 5 on 4.5 lug pattern, and toss on some cheap tires so you'll have a roller (sometimes you might even find some later-model Mustang wheels/tires people have pulled off their cars for flashier rims. When you get close to the finished look, then spring for the cool wheels you're after - that way they won't get dirty, scuffed, painted, or otherwise during the rebuild process.

 

Be advised that the passenger side rear quarter skin has been replaced - which is why there's a funny gap issue toward the top of the door - ask me how I know. ;)

 

Looks like a good place to start - and agree that $5000-5500 would be a fair offer. I'd get a scope and look into the cowl and rear quarters to see what they might've missed when they were 'patching.'

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If your willing to go to Omaha, how about Topeka? This looks interesting:

 

http://lawrence.craigslist.org/cto/5971273589.html

 

I'd put money down on a seized engine. That 'perfect' back seat will crack the first time someone squishes it. A no-stripe, low-optioned, non ram air car... probably a 302. Ask if the front valance is anywhere to be found (probably munched) to get the last 2 pieces of the rocker trim. Might not be a bad deal if the rust isn't too bad. He says "need gone," and it doesn't run... so I'd offer up $3K.

Eric

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I don't usually worry about the 'perfect' back seat, but I keep forgetting other people have kids! No one I know will ever be back there.

If there isn't much rust, $3k might not be a bad deal. It costs a lot of money to fix some peoples repairs. Its hard to say about Kansas. It is rust belt-ish, but lots of barns and buildings to store things inside for 10 or 20 years.

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