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Stewart

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Brisbane
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1972 Mustang convertible. 460 with C6 auto
1965 Falcon Hardtop. 221 2V 350 Holley with Supra 5 speed box
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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Bobby

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Location
League City, TX
My Car
1972 Mach 1
Welcome from League City in the Lone Star State!  Hope you get all you want out of this gem!  Keep up the good work!

 

cwalker509

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Missouri
My Car
1971 Mustang Convertible
1971 Mustang Mach I
1972 Mexican GT-351
Welcome from MO. The collective knowledge of those on this forum is amazing and they are eager to share and help.

 

mjseakan

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Clinton, NY
My Car
1973 Grande
Welcome from Central New York.

How about a few more picts?

Mike

 

Kilgon

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Ross, Ohio
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71 Sportsroof Bright Red.

Welcome from Ohio.  Good luck on your project.  Plenty of help here if needed.

 
Joined
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SW Ontario
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1971 Mustang Mach 1, M code, 4 speed.
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.

 

droptop73

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Grand Rapids, MI
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73 Convertible
Welcome from another convertible guy in west Michigan. 

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

 

Lazarus

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NC
My Car
1973 Mustang Convertible 302
1972 Mustang Convertible 351-2V/TKO600
Welcome from a fellow vert owner in NC, USA!

 
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Western North Carolina
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Multiple Mustangs!
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.

 

ponypastor

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St. Petersburg, Florida
My Car
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 429 Super Cobra Jet, 4.11, Detroit Locker
Welcome from another member of the Commonwealth, currently displaced elsewhere.

 

cwalker509

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Missouri
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1971 Mustang Convertible
1971 Mustang Mach I
1972 Mexican GT-351
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!

 

71coop

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Marysville Ohio
My Car
1971 Mach 1 - "Day 2" restoration; 351C/FMX, trick flow heads, roller cam conversion, CAA AC kit, upgraded springs/shocks & close-ratio steering box
Welcome from Ohio (again)- - and as others have asked, got more pictures?

 
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