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    Beginnings 72 Coupe Resto

    Great work Mick. You should be very pleased with your progress. I mounted my hand brake lever bracket level with the front of the seat platform. That would explain why your cable is a little long.
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    '72 Q Code Mach 1, Rare White w/White interior

    Hi from down under. Maybe I can add some more info to the Mach 1 option debate. My Mach 1 was built 29th June 1972 (225680) which was the day before yours. Interesting that my serial number is later than yours but the build was completed a day earlier. Both cars were serialised on the same...
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    Beginnings 72 Coupe Resto

    Hi Mick Congratulations on the progress and excellent workmanship on the project so far. I too found clearance problems with the LH (passenger side for some) wiper arms and the plenum air intake. Best to sort that prior to welding the top on. I fitted XB Falcon fresh air ducts and heater to...
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    1971 Mustang 429 CJ-R C6 Japanese Export

    Have you been able to find out the DSO of the Japanese export cars? Where they all DSO 91 the same as yours? How and why export DSOs were assigned seems to be a bit of a mystery. I wonder if some patterns could be unearthed through the forum? Your Marti report indicates that 361 were ordered...
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    EL Grande

    There is a picture of the front of EL Grande in the gallery 1972 section. I did modify the grill a bit. A couple of hours with a dremil, some epoxy glue and some honeycomb plastic from ebay tranformed the 73 egg crate grill. I intended to maintain a factory look. The painted rocker covers and...
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    New member

    Hi all. I have posted a thread on the Marti report forum with my Mach 1 Marti report and some pictures and info of the EL Grande project on the Project forum. I live on the north west coast of Tasmania where we have had a long wet winter. The days are warming up and the sun is coming out. I am...
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    EL Grande

    A few photos of the EL Grande project from down under. The original front end was rusted out. The LH chassis rail had a rust hole you could poke your finger right through. The entire front end including the fire wall was removed and then an Aussie EL Falcon front clip was placed in position...
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    1972 Export Mach 1 Marti Report

    This car was built for export with DSO 99 and shipped to Europe in July 1972. It was ordered by the Ford Marketing Division. The factory invoice shows no $$ amount and states OPEN ACCOUNT. I have owned the car since 2003. The previous owner purchased the car in 1981 from a car yard in...
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    New member

    Hi all. Thank you all for the welcome to the forum. I have posted a couple of photos on the gallery in the 1972 section. More photos of El Grande to come when the weather allows. We have had a long wet winter here.
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    New member

    Hi from down under. Currently there is 2 Mustangs built in 1972 in the stable. Both are converted to Right Hand Drive -Mach1, red on red, DSO 99, originally shipped to Europe. I have owned this one for 13 years. -Grande coupe with many modifications including grafting on an Aussie EL Falcon...
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