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73inNH

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1973 Convertible, Q code, 4 speed, 3.25, A/C, P/S
Fantastic job.
 

Lazarus

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1973 Mustang Convertible 302
1972 Mustang Convertible 351-2V/TKO600
Well done! Looks fantastic.
 
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My all time favorite vehicle is our 1969 Shelby GT500
Did all the work myself. My first paint job.
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That is a gorgeous Mustang! I am a fan of SportsRoof, (FastBack), HardTop (Coupe), and Convertible body styles. I note the rear wind is oriented correctly, with the thick edge being the elading edge despite the counter-intuitive design of the wingtips being swept in reverse of what would have been expected visually. I also see you used a paint template with the Hood Scoop Call-Out characters, letting the paint color peer through the blackout schema when declaring the engine size along with the "RAM AIR" notification We did the same on our 73 Mach 1. I wish we saw more use of templates like that, although the decals still look nice.

Below are two links. One os a video that contains a chronological series of photos of the restoration progress. The other shows our 73 Mach 1 on its last day of a 13 1/2 month long restoration. In our case there had been a lot of underlying corrosion requiring some significant body work. I do well with mechanical repairs, but I do not have the artistic flair needed to do exceptional (or even decent) body & paint work, so we hired it out $$$. No regrets, the final outcome speaks for itself - just as I see with your Mustang. Kudos... You did well... I love that shade of blue, especially with the blackout treatment and stripes. Awesome... Damn fine job...



 

kennygharley

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73 351 Cleveland "papa smurf".
That is a gorgeous Mustang! I am a fan of SportsRoof, (FastBack), HardTop (Coupe), and Convertible body styles. I note the rear wind is oriented correctly, with the thick edge being the elading edge despite the counter-intuitive design of the wingtips being swept in reverse of what would have been expected visually. I also see you used a paint template with the Hood Scoop Call-Out characters, letting the paint color peer through the blackout schema when declaring the engine size along with the "RAM AIR" notification We did the same on our 73 Mach 1. I wish we saw more use of templates like that, although the decals still look nice.

Below are two links. One os a video that contains a chronological series of photos of the restoration progress. The other shows our 73 Mach 1 on its last day of a 13 1/2 month long restoration. In our case there had been a lot of underlying corrosion requiring some significant body work. I do well with mechanical repairs, but I do not have the artistic flair needed to do exceptional (or even decent) body & paint work, so we hired it out $$$. No regrets, the final outcome speaks for itself - just as I see with your Mustang. Kudos... You did well... I love that shade of blue, especially with the blackout treatment and stripes. Awesome... Damn fine job...




Thank You very much. Not to blow my own horn, but I'm very proud of my car.
 

kennygharley

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73 351 Cleveland "papa smurf".
Looks really good, great job. Post some more pics of the interior and engine when you can.
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Still have alot of cleaning and straightening up to do under the hood. But here is how it sits right now.
 

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kennygharley

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73 351 Cleveland "papa smurf".
That is a gorgeous Mustang! I am a fan of SportsRoof, (FastBack), HardTop (Coupe), and Convertible body styles. I note the rear wind is oriented correctly, with the thick edge being the elading edge despite the counter-intuitive design of the wingtips being swept in reverse of what would have been expected visually. I also see you used a paint template with the Hood Scoop Call-Out characters, letting the paint color peer through the blackout schema when declaring the engine size along with the "RAM AIR" notification We did the same on our 73 Mach 1. I wish we saw more use of templates like that, although the decals still look nice.

Below are two links. One os a video that contains a chronological series of photos of the restoration progress. The other shows our 73 Mach 1 on its last day of a 13 1/2 month long restoration. In our case there had been a lot of underlying corrosion requiring some significant body work. I do well with mechanical repairs, but I do not have the artistic flair needed to do exceptional (or even decent) body & paint work, so we hired it out $$$. No regrets, the final outcome speaks for itself - just as I see with your Mustang. Kudos... You did well... I love that shade of blue, especially with the blackout treatment and stripes. Awesome... Damn fine job...




Wow! Your car is beautiful.
 

ponyup

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1965 Coupe 302 4V

Greg

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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
I always appreciate a self done car more. Hope to have the time and learn more to do mine someday
 

kennygharley

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I always appreciate a self done car more. Hope to have the time and learn more to do mine someday
I have the utmost respect for anyone willing to try it. It is a big commitment. I was scared that I wouldn't be able to do it. I just talked to a few people, that I know, that do paint and body work, and after hearing a 5-7 thousand dollar price for them to paint it. I watched hours of Youtube, how to, videos. Bad Chad, I don't know him but ,man, did he help me out. I don't know if I would recomend doing it yourself to others, because it's frustrating as hell. I almost scrapped the whole project a couple times. It takes alot of trial and error. But the feeling of accomplishment when it's done is like nothing else. Thank you all for the comments. It really means alot to hear that others appreciate my car.
 

kennygharley

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A couple more pics.
 

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