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Hi Everyone,

 

I haven't posted in a long time.  Too much work, too many cars and not enough money.  I have just purchased the convertible.  Its been stored in a local metal building for the last 30 or so years.  I saw it about 20 years ago but the owner wasn't ready to sell.  Finally convinced to depart with it.  We get it out the the building next weekend.  There is 3 inches between the other cars with cars in front of it.  

Its rust free with and aftermarket NASA hood.  They had already pulled the engine and tranny years ago.  Its originally yellow but changing it to red.  Either black or tan interior.  I got a 351C from a 1970 Cougar with a FMX tranny.  Going with Mach 1 grille and no stripes.  Will post pics when I get it.  I figure 2-3 years project.

Mark

 

 

  

Mark

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V, Ram Air, FMX, Wimbleon White                                                                  1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 445-4V, WC T-5, Black Jade                                                                                          1973 Ford Mustang Convertible (Project Car)

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Nice!! That's a long time to wait! Look forward to seeing the pictures and following the project.

1973 Mustang convertible, F code w/ C4, stock survivor with refresh in progress. Blue glow w/ Blue Comfortweave interior.

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Good luck with your project! There's nothing wrong with Yellow IMO... LOL!!

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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I agree nothing wrong with yellow. i would have never ordered one yellow but got this original paint 73 from California about 4 years back and would not change the color.

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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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  • 3 weeks later...

Well we finally got is out last Friday.  Here are some pics of it in storage and out in the repair shop.  It was wrecked in May 1986 on the left front tire area.  The junk yard owner started to repair it in the late 1980's and got sidetracked.  So it has sat ever since.  Little to no rust on it.  They just replaced the left side frame rail and double checked all the gaps and alignment points on the rack,  So its good and straight and all gaps are good.  So now the fun begins.  

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Mark

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V, Ram Air, FMX, Wimbleon White                                                                  1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 445-4V, WC T-5, Black Jade                                                                                          1973 Ford Mustang Convertible (Project Car)

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Here are some more.  Hopefully the correct angle.  I stopped and sprayed it at the local car wash 

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Mark

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V, Ram Air, FMX, Wimbleon White                                                                  1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 445-4V, WC T-5, Black Jade                                                                                          1973 Ford Mustang Convertible (Project Car)

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Congratulations on taking possession.  Going to be a great car (already looks a lot better than my 72 when I picked it up).  Looking forward to seeing the progress. 

Lazarus

 

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Thanks.  I will be out at the junk yard tomorrow working in the building they have it in.  I cleaned out the interior including dead mice and mice bedding,  Its hard to be working within eyesight of it but can't work on the car.  Doing labor for price of the car.  So far so good.  

Mark

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V, Ram Air, FMX, Wimbleon White                                                                  1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 445-4V, WC T-5, Black Jade                                                                                          1973 Ford Mustang Convertible (Project Car)

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