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For all of the "original" guys out there this question is mostly for you.

 

What documentation and other printed items do you feel completes this car and are must have's?

- invoice

- owners manual

- brochures

- vintage ads or posters

- original decals and stickers

 

Anything else? Also if you have something original that went above and beyond that you are proud of please post up some pics!

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Restoring my car and keeping it original is a decision that I have already made. Now I also feel it is important to have some of these original items as well to complete the package. One thing I found online that I thought was pretty cool and will print out (maybe excessive :D ) is a picture I found online of the actual dealership where my car was first purchased in CA.

 

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For all of the "original" guys out there this question is mostly for you.

 

What documentation and other printed items do you feel completes this car and are must have's?

- invoice

- owners manual

- brochures

- vintage ads or posters

- original decals and stickers

 

Anything else? Also if you have something original that went above and beyond that you are proud of please post up some pics!

::thumb::

 

Restoring my car and keeping it original is a decision that I have already made. Now I also feel it is important to have some of these original items as well to complete the package. One thing I found online that I thought was pretty cool and will print out (maybe excessive :D ) is a picture I found online of the actual dealership where my car was first purchased in CA.

 

 

That picture is a great addition. I'll have to check and see what little things I have amassed and others will surely give you ideas. Two things I did was I found someone who had an original old state inspection sticker for the year of my car and I also found plates from 73 and registered them to my car.

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I guess it depends on what purpose you plan on using the "documentation" for. If it's for verifying what the car is and what it came with, then, to me, the relevant documents are the build sheets (if you can find them in the car), the Eminger invoice, and the Marti report. Also good to have on the car are any original stickers from the factory, the buck tag, and other drivetrain tags like engine tag, tranny tag, differential tag, etc.

 

If it's for show, then original Ford literature is cool to have. For example, I have copies of the 71, 72, and 73 Mustang brochures, even though I own a 71, although in my past, I owned 2 73s and 3 other 71s. I also have the 71 Sport Set and 71 Smart Set Ford brochures, the October 71 edition of Ford Times (same month as my build), and the September 1970 copy of Motor Trend that featured the new Mustangs.

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That picture is a great addition. I'll have to check and see what little things I have amassed and others will surely give you ideas. Two things I did was I found someone who had an original old state inspection sticker for the year of my car and I also found plates from 73 and registered them to my car.

 

That license plate idea is really cool. I looked up the rules here in FL and it looks like I could do the same thing! The other option is to get a license plate from California where the car was purchased that has 72-73 stickers on it and put it on the car for car shows. Heck...I guess I could do both!

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That picture is a great addition. I'll have to check and see what little things I have amassed and others will surely give you ideas. Two things I did was I found someone who had an original old state inspection sticker for the year of my car and I also found plates from 73 and registered them to my car.

 

That license plate idea is really cool. I looked up the rules here in FL and it looks like I could do the same thing! The other option is to get a license plate from California where the car was purchased that has 72-73 stickers on it and put it on the car for car shows. Heck...I guess I could do both!

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My antique motorcycle comes from a family member from California and I still have the plate although I run with a NY one when driving. If you can do it in Florida I would try and get a period correct plate registered to your car. It's a great look. Makes the car faster too.

Were are you in FLA? I just got back from there last week. Both coasts.

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My antique motorcycle comes from a family member from California and I still have the plate although I run with a NY one when driving. If you can do it in Florida I would try and get a period correct plate registered to your car. It's a great look. Makes the car faster too.

Were are you in FLA? I just got back from there last week. Both coasts.

 

I'm south of Tampa in North Port

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My antique motorcycle comes from a family member from California and I still have the plate although I run with a NY one when driving. If you can do it in Florida I would try and get a period correct plate registered to your car. It's a great look. Makes the car faster too.

Were are you in FLA? I just got back from there last week. Both coasts.

 

I'm south of Tampa in North Port

 

Ahh. I was further south on Marco Island.

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I think you left out one. You need to be on the lookout for any dealer promotional items. Like pens, pencils, rulers, coffee mugs, etc. Get on ebay and save a search with the dealer name. That way you will get email notices of anything related that comes up for sale on ebay.

 

If you feel like getting serious, you can get access to old newspaper archives. (the ones located near the dealership)

Sometimes you really have to do your homework because newspapers change owners and actually go out of business/print. Usually the state of record keeps the archives and might have all of the papers on microfilm. You will be searching for articles and ads.

 

You just have to research/inquire. And just because you hear a "no", don't quit. Look for other avenues to get what you want.

 

I have been very fortunate in my own searches!

 

Good luck!!!!

 

Ray

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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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My car came from California. I have the original license plates and the dealership's plate holders. That dealership is still in business, but unfortunately have no records back that far. I was able to contact the family of the original owner, who unfortunately had passed away. They were able to send me the original window sticker and a ledger that was kept up for the first 3 years recording every drop of gas that was put in it, along with the complete history since new.

I have the factory invoice, window sticker and 3 build sheets found in the car when it was stripped and repainted. From the California DMV, I was able to get a complete list of previous owners, including myself! The only document I don't have is the original dealer sales invoice, but as this car was bought as a graduation present, that would explain that. Also missing were the Operators booklets, which are available as reproductions. I have the deluxe Marti Report as well which shows my car to be a 1 of 6 "Plain Jane" , only 3 options listed!!

When I show the car, I have a board that has copies of the Marti Report and factory invoice along with a brief description of the car and history. That alone brings people in to look closer.

Hope that helps,

Geoff.

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I have the original plastic bag that the owners manual and warranty information came in. It has the Ford logo on it and a hole that I'm guessing was for hanging it off one of the dash knobs. I think most people used it as a litter bag back in the day. I also have the Dealers sticker that was never put on the car. Sweeney Ford of Greenfield Mass.

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Mike,

 

I posted a lot of my original documentation in the 7173Mustangs Wiki forum. Here is an example: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mach-1-original-order-form

 

There is a lot of good information there to give you an idea of what types of original documentation people have for their cars.

Steve

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73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed

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Ah. You got me motivated again. I just checked my file and I have the original owners folio with the dealership information the salesmans name and the original owners name. I left a message at the dealership and I have a line on the whereabouts of the owner. Maybe I can get some old documents or photos and history about my car.

 

 

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Here is just some of my dealer items I located:

 

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-boss-351-marti-plus?B1=Click+Here+to+Read+More%21

 

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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My dealership went out of business, but I went to the county and got blueprints for the original building, along with period photos, and then took pictures of the dealership today (it's volkswagon now) for my file.

 

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Well thanks again for this topic. I found the original owner of my car last night and he just called. His new wife got on the phone and told me she literally was going through his old photos to make an album today and was holding three or four pictures of him with the car!

They don't have an email address so she is mailing me photocopies. Should be interesting.

 

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Well thanks again for this topic. I found the original owner of my car last night and he just called. His new wife got on the phone and told me she literally was going through his old photos to make an album today and was holding three or four pictures of him with the car!

They don't have an email address so she is mailing me photocopies. Should be interesting.

 

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Good job! Looking forward to seeing the pics.

 

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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Well thanks again for this topic. I found the original owner of my car last night and he just called. His new wife got on the phone and told me she literally was going through his old photos to make an album today and was holding three or four pictures of him with the car!

They don't have an email address so she is mailing me photocopies. Should be interesting.

 

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Very cool! I'm going to submit a request for information to the CA DMV. Hopefully I can find the original owner and from there who knows what I could find. Glad my post inspired you. :D Can't wait to see the pics you receive.

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Good luck with CA dmv. My recollection in dealing with them is they are not prone to release information in light of a criminal matter that took place many years ago. Hopefully that is not the case or at worst they will just notice the person you are inquiring about. I'm looking forward to see how you do.

 

 

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Mike:

If you don't mind me jumping on this thread again.  I got the photos from the first owners second wife.  Amazingly she sent me original pictures with faded writing on the back.  The one with the owner (Randy) in the driver's seat says on the back "The day Randy got his Mach 1 June 1973".  My car was sold in June of that year.

Couple of other things - is it me or does he have very wide tires in the back and the rear jacked up?  Also, looks like he pulled a trailer at one time.

Thanks again for getting me in gear about contacting the first owner of the car.  These photos (and some others she sent are great additions to the car's history.

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Mike:

If you don't mind me jumping on this thread again.  I got the photos from the first owners second wife.  Amazingly she sent me original pictures with faded writing on the back.  The one with the owner (Randy) in the driver's seat says on the back "The day Randy got his Mach 1 June 1973".  My car was sold in June of that year.

Couple of other things - is it me or does he have very wide tires in the back and the rear jacked up?  Also, looks like he pulled a trailer at one time.

Thanks again for getting me in gear about contacting the first owner of the car.  These photos (and some others she sent are great additions to the car's history.

 

Yeah it definitely looks like he pulled a trailer...a little pop up camper maybe.  That was probably more the norm back then because there weren't SUV's, just pick-up trucks.  So many people pulled little campers and stuff with cars and especially cars with v8's. 

 

Very cool pics!  I think maybe the lower pics had larger rear tires than what originally came on the car.  The rear end still looks high even in the upper pic from 73 though but the tires are definitely different. 

 

Is the roof blacked out??  I didn't know that was an option if so.

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Mike:

If you don't mind me jumping on this thread again.  I got the photos from the first owners second wife.  Amazingly she sent me original pictures with faded writing on the back.  The one with the owner (Randy) in the driver's seat says on the back "The day Randy got his Mach 1 June 1973".  My car was sold in June of that year.

Couple of other things - is it me or does he have very wide tires in the back and the rear jacked up?  Also, looks like he pulled a trailer at one time.

Thanks again for getting me in gear about contacting the first owner of the car.  These photos (and some others she sent are great additions to the car's history.

 

Yeah it definitely looks like he pulled a trailer...a little pop up camper maybe.  That was probably more the norm back then because there weren't SUV's, just pick-up trucks.  So many people pulled little campers and stuff with cars and especially cars with v8's. 

 

Very cool pics!  I think maybe the lower pics had larger rear tires than what originally came on the car.  The rear end still looks high even in the upper pic from 73 though but the tires are definitely different. 

 

Is the roof blacked out??  I didn't know that was an option if so.

 

Yup.  I think he had air shocks and the roof is a vinyl top which my car originally had.

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I was inspired by this thread, so I checked out my Marti and saw that my car was sold through Fergusun Ford INC., in Fenton, Michigan (apparently, within the DSO code of Lansing, MI).  I couldn't find anything on Fergusun Ford, but found Lasco Ford at the same street address.  So, I got on their website and explained that I restored my Mach 1 and it came from Fergusun Ford, that I was collecting old pictures, advertisements, etc., from back in the day and asked if they had any of those things still.  I got a reply back, but it was just the canned reply from the website with the owner saying someone will get back with me soon, that his team will do anything for our business and to let him know if there were any questions.

 

Hopefully, someone will come back with something.

 

I'm also Facebook friends with a guy (Kerry Thompson) that works at Ford in the design department, and he actually reached out to me years ago when I was still working on the car.  I've kept him in the loop all along and he's been bragging on my car to his friends at work.  He even invited me to come up during the big Ford cruise-in they have every August (but I don't think I'll be making the trip).  I'm hitting him up to see if he's got any cool old documentation, pictures, etc., of our year models to share as well.

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I was inspired by this thread, so I checked out my Marti and saw that my car was sold through Fergusun Ford INC., in Fenton, Michigan (apparently, within the DSO code of Lansing, MI).  I couldn't find anything on Fergusun Ford, but found Lasco Ford at the same street address.  So, I got on their website and explained that I restored my Mach 1 and it came from Fergusun Ford, that I was collecting old pictures, advertisements, etc., from back in the day and asked if they had any of those things still.  I got a reply back, but it was just the canned reply from the website with the owner saying someone will get back with me soon, that his team will do anything for our business and to let him know if there were any questions.

 

Hopefully, someone will come back with something.

 

I'm also Facebook friends with a guy (Kerry Thompson) that works at Ford in the design department, and he actually reached out to me years ago when I was still working on the car.  I've kept him in the loop all along and he's been bragging on my car to his friends at work.  He even invited me to come up during the big Ford cruise-in they have every August (but I don't think I'll be making the trip).  I'm hitting him up to see if he's got any cool old documentation, pictures, etc., of our year models to share as well.

 

I'm glad I've inspired some people!  ::thumb::

 

I think the history of our cars is very important and gives us so much drive and motivation during the restoration process.  Also great conversation pieces at car shows and just when talking to your car buddies.  The smallest little things we find help to create a story for our cars and what else can I say but...car stories are cool!!

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