Jump to content

73 Convertible Restoration Project


Recommended Posts

I haven't been on in a while and looked at your thread. That was a lot of work but you saved another one.

In your pic of the engine transmission looked like the trans was a BB with the cast iron tail shaft. Did it have VIN in the trans or was it a replacement? Might just be the colors of the paint also.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I haven't been on in a while and looked at your thread. That was a lot of work but you saved another one.

In your pic of the engine transmission looked like the trans was a BB with the cast iron tail shaft. Did it have VIN in the trans or was it a replacement? Might just be the colors of the paint also.

 

David, When I cleaned up the trans, I noticed that the tail shaft was iron and a slightly different color. So I tried to duplicate that by using a different shade of cast paint. I have limited knowledge here, but looking at the trans casting Numbers and data plate, I believe it is the original trans. The guy who rebuilt it did not think it had been overhauled before. But since the build sheet is illegible, I will never know for sure. All I have to go on is in the pics below?

 

 

20170301_171032.jpg

 

20170301_170146.jpg

 

20170301_170401.jpg

 

20170301_170327.jpg

 

hosting gif

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I haven't been on in a while and looked at your thread. That was a lot of work but you saved another one.

In your pic of the engine transmission looked like the trans was a BB with the cast iron tail shaft. Did it have VIN in the trans or was it a replacement? Might just be the colors of the paint also.

 

David, When I cleaned up the trans, I noticed that the tail shaft was iron and a slightly different color. So I tried to duplicate that by using a different shade of cast paint. I have limited knowledge here, but looking at the trans casting Numbers and data plate, I believe it is the original trans. The guy who rebuilt it did not think it had been overhauled before. But since the build sheet is illegible, I will never know for sure. All I have to go on is in the pics below?

 

 

20170301_171032.jpg

 

20170301_170146.jpg

 

20170301_170401.jpg

 

20170301_170327.jpg

 

hosting gif

Rich,

 

On your data tag the trans is a PVA-AV2 which is from a 1973 Mustang with a 351C. In the second to last picture, bottom right corner there is a circle with two numbers...5 and 73 which is the date code of case. In the last picture are the numbers 47029 which should match the last numbers of your vin...if they do then it is original to the car.

  • Like 2

Jeff

1972 Q Code Convertible

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jeff,

 

Well I'll be dammed, I have been looking at the 47029 on the trans casing all this time and did not realize it was the last five of the VIN. The car was a June 73 build, so the 5 - 73 date code is also correct. I guess that settles it. Thanks for pointing this out.

 

Rich

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OKay had the roof installed last week and put the interior back in for the first time in almost 20 years. Pulled out the original water shields and the cardboard door sill channel covers they were still in decent shape, so I used them. Still need to get tires mounted on the aluminum slots, just waiting for the new Firestone Classic Radial in my size to become available..

 

 

 

DSC_0229.jpg

 

DSC_0219.jpg

 

DSC_0272.jpg

 

DSC_0258.jpg

 

DSC_0261.jpg

 

DSC_0293.jpg

 

DSC_0291.jpg

 

DSC_0270.jpg

 

DSC_0298.jpg

 

DSC_0256.jpg

  • Like 1

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you take the sky shots with a drone?

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

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you take the sky shots with a drone?

 

Nope, nothing that slick. I just used a mild wide angle lens on my Nikon off a second story deck that overlooks the driveway.

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice. Those are cool pics. Car looks fantastic.

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

 

 

082-hot-rod-power-tour-2017-1970-1970s.jpg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks all. Need to start planning my next project....after I eliminate the long list of stuff on the wife's honey-do list.

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got anything else laying around from 20 years ago, ? lol. Great job , looking forward to your new project. Since I've slowed down so much lately, I enjoy watching everyone else's progress. Have enjoyed your build.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Took the car to it's first car show locally on borrowed tires and rims. Still waiting to mount the original Aluminum slots on the new Firestone classic radial tires scheduled for release in July. In the meantime the car looks pretty good in those borrowed trim rings and BF Goodrich T/As.

 

 

DSC_0219_with_Edges_sm.jpg

 

 

Show_Pics.jpg

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

that is a pretty car!!!!

 

Thank you. Still tweaking a few things. I can't wait to get it out on the road this summer.

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Some final engine bay and undercarriage detailing.... Added paint marks and made the decals and stampings myself, after some research and using originals as examples...

 

20170812_131345.jpg

 

20170812_131522.jpg

 

20170812_131301.jpg

 

20170812_131506.jpg

 

DSC_0308.jpg

 

DSC_0589.jpg

 

DSC_0581.jpg

 

DSC_0576.jpg

 

20170320_155647az.jpg

 

20170320_160510.jpg

 

DSC_0291.jpg

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Finally Firestone to started producing their new Wide Oval Radials. I have had my order for five GR70 x 14s in with Coker Tires for nine months, just waiting for them to start shipping. Got them mounted on the original 73 aluminum slot wheels today and on the car they went. Took it out for a drive and the ride great a little softer than my T/A Radials, but the handling for a classic reproduction radial tire is just fine.

 

20170907_163309_1.jpg

 

20170907_163418_1.jpg

 

20170907_162918.jpg

 

x_DSC_0289.jpg

 

x_DSC_0305x.jpg

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great Job done there! Who did your Convertible Top?

 

Thanks. I bought the top thru NPD (I think) and some other top parts thru Mustang Unlimited. I wanted to use the correct heavy original type padding and the concourse correct two-piece plastic bow finishing strip. The Ginger vinyl boot cover is the original.

 

DSC_0263x.jpg

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle

DSC_0266xsm.jpg

satellite.png Proud Space Junk Award Winner!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 years later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...