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hello, been around here for awhile, finally have something to post. 

 

My dad bought this 73 sports roof while vacationing in Florida in the mid 80's. We drove it back to WV stopping at every gas station to check fuel and add oil. Made for a long ride to say the least with the 351c 2v and fmx. From there he replaced all the sheet metal except the doors and roof straight from ford and painted back the blue glow. The 2v was pulled and replaced with a 72 351cj and c6. Rear is a 9" from a 58 ford (narrower than stock). 

Fresh from being painted, an 80? year old man pulled out in a dodge Omni, he locked the brakes and slid into him, damaging the Mach hood and fender. Insurance claimed both were at fault. 

Fast forward a few years, it went through a few years at the drag strip and then was sold to a good friend to fund our tube chassis 83gt. Fall of 2015 (18 years later) the guy that bought the 73 called offering it back because of divorce. It found its way back home with a whole new game plan...lol

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hello, been around here for awhile, finally have something to post. 

 

My dad bought this 73 sports roof while vacationing in Florida in the mid 80's. We drove it back to WV stopping at every gas station to check fuel and add oil. Made for a long ride to say the least with the 351c 2v and fmx. From there he replaced all the sheet metal except the doors and roof straight from ford and painted back the blue glow. The 2v was pulled and replaced with a 72 351cj and c6. Rear is a 9" from a 58 ford (narrower than stock). 

Fresh from being painted, an 80? year old man pulled out in a dodge Omni, he locked the brakes and slid into him, damaging the Mach hood and fender. Insurance claimed both were at fault. 

Fast forward a few years, it went through a few years at the drag strip and then was sold to a good friend to fund our tube chassis 83gt. Fall of 2015 (18 years later) the guy that bought the 73 called offering it back because of divorce. It found its way back home with a whole new game plan...lol

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what's the new plan..........?

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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Plan for it is a pro-touring style much like Gateways 71.

351w stroked to 408 with 26 spline upgrade termed 3550...both built and ready from previous project

Fitech efi

Wilwood front and rear disc brakes

Suspension leaning towards Maier racing rear leafs with panhard bar and front coilovers

 

Not sure on header/exhaust setup or wheel combo.

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Welcome from Iowa. Cool plan.

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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Glad you joined! Welcome from Phoenix!

'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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  • 4 months later...

Welcome from another son of a Duponter. Your Dad and mine I think spent a lot of time talking Mustangs at the plant.

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Cool backstory.  Hope it brings you much enjoyment.

 

I would decide on wheel and tire sizes before committing to brakes and suspension changes, but that is because I didn't!  

 

 

:wrench:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/gallery/1_01_07_15_8_53_18.png

 

"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Hello and Welcome from 'The People's Republic of California'.

Great story and good luck with the rebuild.

 

Bru

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Howdy from Phoenix!

'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 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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