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Hello everyone and thanks for allowing me to join. I'm new to the Mustang scene, although I do also have a 1965 Falcon hardtop...

My mustang is a 1972 convertible running a 460 and C6 transmission. It was restored in the 1990s from what I can find out. I started with a plan to tidy up some of the interior and now have the whole dash out and am finding all kinds of interesting things that need attention. 

This is a RHD car and some corners appear to have been 'shaved' in the process...

I'm am going to convert the 3 centre guages to 52mm VDO units as the factory ones don't work. I've ground the bezels so they now face straight back and not to the left, which will be good. The dash wiring will get a tidy as well as a new ignition switch and set of barrels and keys, plus a new steering wheel...

Needless to say, she went like a scalded cat before I started down this road, and this is going to take a little longer than expected, in best restoration takes!

Stewart

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Welcome from League City in the Lone Star State!  Hope you get all you want out of this gem!  Keep up the good work!

9-20-19-Mine-Again.jpg1972 Mach 1 351 Cleveland Ram Air, C6, 9 inch with 3.25 Posi, Sanderson Ceramic Headers, 2.5" dual H Pipe exhaust w/stainless tips, MSD Ignition, Edlelbrock 4BB Carb, Wilwood Front Discs, Summit Racing Rear Discs.

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Welcome from MO. The collective knowledge of those on this forum is amazing and they are eager to share and help.

Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Hello and a warm welcome from SW Ontario, Canada. 

These cars were never meant to be RHD, so that alone must have been quite a job for 'somebody'. I think we'd love to see some detail pics of that little conversion.

All the best with it and enjoy the journey.

Geoff.

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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Welcome from another convertible guy in west Michigan. 

Top down a good cigar and great tunes... let's roll... 

[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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On 12/28/2020 at 4:51 AM, Stewart said:

this is going to take a little longer than expected

Naaah, time flies when you have fun! :D

Welcome from the northern Netherlands

73 modified Grande 351C. (Finally back on the road woohoo!) 

71 429CJ. ( In progress )

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Welcome from a fellow vert owner in NC, USA!

Lazarus

 

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Welcome from North Carolina. I can't imagine switching one over to R.H. drive. My son got a job at BMW because he had driven RHD and manual while we were in Africa. Turn signals are hard to get use to on opposite side of the column. You turn the wipers on a lot to start.

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

David

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Welcome from another member of the Commonwealth, currently displaced elsewhere.

Tim: Restoring 71-73 Ponies, Restoring People

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Killer, 460 convertible and right hand drive. 

Welcome from Toronto Canada.

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On 12/27/2020 at 9:51 PM, Stewart said:

Hello everyone and thanks for allowing me to join. I'm new to the Mustang scene, although I do also have a 1965 Falcon hardtop...

My mustang is a 1972 convertible running a 460 and C6 transmission. It was restored in the 1990s from what I can find out. I started with a plan to tidy up some of the interior and now have the whole dash out and am finding all kinds of interesting things that need attention. 

This is a RHD car and some corners appear to have been 'shaved' in the process...

I'm am going to convert the 3 centre guages to 52mm VDO units as the factory ones don't work. I've ground the bezels so they now face straight back and not to the left, which will be good. The dash wiring will get a tidy as well as a new ignition switch and set of barrels and keys, plus a new steering wheel...

Needless to say, she went like a scalded cat before I started down this road, and this is going to take a little longer than expected, in best restoration takes!

Stewart

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More pics plz!

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Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Welcome from Ohio (again)- - and as others have asked, got more pictures?

Black 1971 Mach 1

351C/FMX/TrickFlow Heads/Lunati Retro Roller Conversion

Classic Auto AC, Manual Front Discs, Upgraded Springs/Shocks/Close-Ratio Steering

 

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OK, some photos and a few words to go with them... And as always, when you peel a layer back you find more to do...

The dash is back in after major rewiring and tidying up, found it was a Chevy Nova steering column so have new AC Delco turn signal unit and NOS ignition barrel and key and new leather steering wheel - and have fabricated a bracket to use a standard mustang ignition switch. NOS door and trunk barrels and keys. New carpet on order, interior retrimmed, heat and sound proofing installed on the floor, 15" Magnum 500s ordered for a more period look. New front driving lights, converted to chrome bumper and refitted the front air dam. 'Adjusted' the T bar shifter to align correctly with the C6 shift range so D on the shifter matches D on the transmission. Am changing the 3 point seat belts to lap sash only and the 3rd point is too low and it'll be broken shoulder material in a crash. New flexible PCB on the back of the dash cluster and upgraded to LED backlighting (much better) - cleaned out the dials to get rid of the dust on the inside!

Plus lots of little things...

On the conversion, the main wiring loom still comes through the firewall on the LHS - it's now a bulge under the passenger's toes! The heater is disconnected and all the vacuum pipes have rotted away and the air conditioner unit is fitted on the LHS but not connected - I'd say when the conversion and engine transplant happened it all went... The car used to live in northern Queensland which is a tropical environment so not much call for a heater but I'd have thought AC would have been needed. Now thinking about moving the coil pack back onto the inner guard so I can fit a AC compressor up high on the engine where they seem to be typcially fitted - there's spare pulley grooves and I can fit a condenser in front of the radiator - so we'll see...

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Looking really nice. The seats look great.  Hard to get used to seeing the steering on the right side.  You might want to move your restoration post over to https://7173mustangs.com/forums/forum/78-individual-project-build-threads/.  

Kilgon

 

 

"The only dumb question is the one not asked"

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Isnt that a "funnel web" under your dash ? 

I Didn't think Aussies did "cars" ... I thought they were still using horse and cart powered by beer fuelled owners. :classic_tongue:

aaaaanyway ...welcome - hope you have a fine time here :thumb:

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