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She’s at the front of the collection. The curator told me that the mechanic on staff stopped dead in his tracks as he walked by...any member’s in the area want to see it, PM me and I’ll be happy to work something out with the museum. 

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Don't take this wrong but not a very correct car for sure. If a Mach 1 no chrome fender and hood extensions. If a Mach 1 rubber bumper unless non factory color. The hood black out is all wrong shape and shine. This is an original car so hood is how it should look. Was in the Mustang Owner's Museum for 6 months was going to be part of inside display at the PITS and then to Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum but virus shut that down. A survivor car not painted.

 

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

David

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I had a 65 concours car (grand national winner that Perkin’s knows of), that’s why I love the Restomod. I’m aware, thanks for pointing out the obvious. 

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Each owner has their tipping point concerning driving/storing/showing their respective cars.  I have seen folks heavily restomod their cars and not want to drive them much either.  I think it has to do with maintaining the higher level of detail equired to keep them really nice.  If you have an exceptionally nice  - or close to it - the time and money it takes to keep it that way can become exhausting and draining.  I have to admit my cars are nowhere near that high level and I do OK to keep the convertible looking as good as I CAN.   It looks OK from about 10 to 15 feet; closer than that the bad spots are very obvious.  When you have what you consider a huge investment in your car it makes it harder to put it in harm's way.  You guys know what I am referring.  Like rocks coming off other vehicle's tires or trailers or dried road salt and sand still on the roads after a bad ice storm. (There are many more!!!!)  I remember going on a long 'scenic' drive many years ago (1978) with some local Shelby American club members.  Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, Tigers and some Mach's and Boss cars along with some regular Mustangs were in the group.  The person that mapped it out failed to notice that some of the backroads were old county maintained GRAVEL ROADS.  And this was back when we DROVE our cars a lot!  I was riding with a friend but I remember he and others were not too happy about driving on that stretch of roadway.  We kept a big distance between cars - the dust was intense! 

 Sometimes a simple drive across town can necessitate  a one to two hour cleanup of the car upon returning home!  

Ray

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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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I do not understand why people get offended when me or anyone tries to put correct information out there. I thought the whole idea of having a forum was to share what info we have. How does anyone learn what is right if we do not share info? I have absolutely no issue with people building their car as they wish. I am I am putting roll cage in a 72 Q vert for safety reason. For sure not stock or original but if I am going to drive it over 100 mph going to have a cage. Changing your car is no different from walking into the dealer back then and order what you wanted. 
None of my comments are only there to give those that want to know what an original is the info they need. 
I do not care if you put a Chevy engine in it if that is what winds your clock. If you like your spoiler on backwards like most seem to that is up to you. Just want members to know what was original.

 

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

David

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