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Hello everyone!  I have been searching the board for a while and I decided it was time to become a paying member so I figured I'd introduce myself.   A year and a half ago I wound up buying my friend from high school's 72 Q Code Mach 1 that he was fortunate enough to store since the early 90s.   It sat stored until he needed to pass it along and I was able to get it. 

 

What I always thought was unique about it is that the original owner before my friend, put Hurst Hatch T-Tops in it and gave it a Boss 351 paint job on the hood in black and silver from it's original Gold Glo.  He bought it as is and it has had the same paint job since the early 80s.

 

I am just trying to get it back running as I am amazed at what almost 30 years does to seals, etc.  I recently got it started and back on the road but I am just trying to make it safe before I really get on the roads!

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Welcome! That's a great looking car and great story to it too :-)

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Welcome from Iowa. Post up some pics of the t-tops. I'm curious.

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, nice looking car for sure. And yeah, you can't mention custom T Top and not show some pics!

'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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Hello from Mississippi. Glad you liked what you saw and decided to stay. I had a Gold Glow Gran Torino and loved the color, but there is just something about black on the 71-73 body lines that looks soooo good. When you have time could you please post some more pictures of that magnificent beast and especially those T-Tops. Welcome aboard!

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Welcome from TriCities Wa.

-john

(jbojo)

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! I'm also from Northern Virginia! Looking forward to seeing more pictures!

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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Hello and welcome,

 

We' re almost neighbors, as I'm near Washington Redskins stadium in Maryland. Great looking car and fellow members have lots to share and lots to learn.

 

Again welcome

 

Alan L

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Thanks from everyone!  The T-Tops themselves are in fairly decent shape.  There was a generic aftermarket Hurst Hatch kit in the 70s and this car has that kit.  I saw a NOS kit go on eBay last year for 2500 so they are still around I guess.  But, the bigger challenge was finding new seals for them if and when I get it painted.  I've narrowed it down to replacements for a 73ish Hurst Olds Cutlass should fit with some trimming.   Here are pics from when it was just sitting before I got it.

 

 

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That's cool.

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 Tucson, AZ.

 

T-Tops?!?!?!?!?   You gotta let us see that!!!!

 

My 78 Camaro had T-Tops and of course my 84 Vette's top popped off as does the top on my C6.  Why not my 73 SportsRoof?

 

Tim

Thanks

 

Tim

Tucson, Az

1973 SportsRoof

351C bored .040

Crank .020  and Stock cam

Flattop pistons

Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE

Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

 

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Thank you for sharing the pictures. They look like a nice kit with a good finish. How weird it would be to ride in a t-top Mach 1! Hopefully one day I might get the chance.

'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! That is an addition I haven't seen before, and they look well done, congrats on your purchase.

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Thanks again everyone for the nice welcome!  I know that this car is not the only one with T-Tops.  There is a white one on the west coast and one more -- I called a guy in New Jersey about parts last year who specializes in t-tops and he said that this is the third 71-73 Mustang he's seen with the Hurst Hatch Kit.   He mentioned the white one and then he said another one he remembered from back in the day. He said that he'd also done a few of them with sunroofs.  My set was done by a shop in Springfield, VA (I am fairly certain) and the name escapes me but I remember it being a local shop that did those kind of mods.  Anyway, while they are neat, parts do not exist unless they are NOS or used and I'll have to piece something together to replace the seals from replacement parts for an H/O Cutlass since they came stock on those.  That is the good thing is that those seals are being made again.

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WOW...they look great!!!

 

Clearly no "hack" job there.

 

Thanks for post them up.

Thanks

 

Tim

Tucson, Az

1973 SportsRoof

351C bored .040

Crank .020  and Stock cam

Flattop pistons

Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE

Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

 

NewPrimedHood_zpsw2jaj0cu.jpg

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