1971 M-code 4 speed convertible project with Ram air on E bay

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Great, you saved one more! This would be my dream convertible in this configuration. Does it have a limited slip, too? It's not looking too bad, it's doable with some body work experience. Hope you and your body man will get by in time to bring it back on the streets soon. As I know you have a whole herd of ponys...
No Traction Loc or A/C. Can't have everything I guess, lol!
 
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No Traction Loc or A/C. Can't have everything I guess, lol!
That's true *lol*

But nevertheless an absolute dream car! One could add a TracLok later. A/C isn't necessarily needed in a vert ;)
 
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New full floor. I've got $2,000 tied up in the floor and frame rails alone, and that's not counting cutting out the old ones and welding in the new ones! As a matter of fact, I would imagine just the new reproduction metal body parts will cost around $5,000 to $7,000! 1651152567694.png
 

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
Why add traction lock when you can just drive one of your other cars with it? A special car in my opinion is best left as the factory made it. So much better than a rebody. Always love to see a car saved especially in green. Always prefer a special option rusty car over a low option non rust car. For me the value is in the Marti report and judging by your collection it seems to be your thing also. I Since I don't see a rear end ratio on the option sheet, does this mean a high ratio great for highway driving?
 
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Why add traction lock when you can just drive one of your other cars with it? A special car in my opinion is best left as the factory made it. So much better than a rebody. Always love to see a car saved especially in green. Always prefer a special option rusty car over a low option non rust car. For me the value is in the Marti report and judging by your collection it seems to be your thing also. I Since I don't see a rear end ratio on the option sheet, does this mean a high ratio great for highway driving?
Thanks Greg. I'll have to check the door tag, but yes, it would be a 3.00 or 3.25 rear axle ratio. Great for gas mileage and cruising! My 72 R code convertibles with the 3.91 factory gears, not so much, lol!
 
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I almost had a heart attack looking at all the rusted metal that needed to be cut out and replaced on that car! WOW, if I had to do that I would never finish and I just would not even know where to start...
This is by far the rustiest car I've ever fixed. The front torque box scared me the most. But I'm trusting my metal guy. His name is Manni and he defected from Cuba. He brought his whole family and his son is a doctor here now. The way I understand it, pretty much every car in Cuba is recycled from something else. The car is really coming along good. I like the way he plans to blast the areas before the new metal gets welded in. I'll keep you all posted.
 
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I am starting to think that you are the messiah of old rusty but very rare old 71-73 Mustangs. You have come to earth to save these vehicles before they are taken by the devil of rust and decay. Good job!
The really funny thing about the story on this car is that it was found in an old car graveyard not far from where it was first sold many years ago and that no one dismantled the car during all those years. I'm so happy the numbers matching born with drive-train and all the rare options are still with the car.
 
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