New to the Olds

Help Support 7173Mustangs.com:

Lenix

Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Location
Va
My Car
1973 Mach One Rustang, in the process of restoring it
[url=https://ibb.co/NSMCGT9][img]https://i.ibb.co/rsV0Xdx/Screenshot-20190122-193658-letgo.jpg[/img][/url]
[align=left]Salutations, I've taken a look here a few times, but I figured I'd make an account and join in on the fun. Roughly a year and some change ago I bought my glorious POS 1973 Mach 1 Rustang, not as bad as I've seen in the junkyards but it does need it's fair share of work but every bit of the dream car I wanted. Then 3 weeks later a 71 fastback that wasn't in delaware hours away showed up and I bought that too for parts and reference.( It also turned out to be a 73 Mach as well neat enough)

I'm not new to the automotive scene but definitely when it comes down to the restoration, the first year I pretty much tore the car down and that was it for a good 6 months till I started finishing the removal of the engine bay stuff and innards of the dash. Some por15 and a lot of wire wheels later I figured I'd better start repairing the rust and other fun jazz. 

Now I'm of the mind set that cars are meant to be driven and instead of spending years to finish this car doing a show room esk restoration I'd rather get the car back solid so I can enjoy it. Partially because I enjoy the rough look of the faded paint as it is now and I can always do body work later. [/align]

So I'm doing more custom metal fabrication rather than whole panel replacements but yeah, I guess that's pretty much it.



The 73 Mach I'm restoring here



Parts car with my daily in the back



And some of the work I've done in the front, I'm about ready to install the radiator support but I need to weld some other stuff in the engine bay first

To me it feels like I've done alot and also very little at the same time but it is what it is, if anyone has any helpful tips definitely would be appreciated.

 hosting site

 
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
8,032
Reaction score
489
Location
Western North Carolina
My Car
Multiple Mustangs!
Welcome to the forum from North Carolina. I have four 1973 Mustangs so I am familiar with them. I ordered one new that I still have. I will have to go get you a link to when I cleaned up the car last year.

Here is link to my thread when I took my 73 Mach 1 apart cleaned, detailed and put back together. I was on display at the Mustang Owner's Museum in Concord, NC for 6 months. I was due to be part of the inside display at the Ponies in the Smokies in Tenn. in March but virus shut all that down. It was then going to be displayed at the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum also in Tenn.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-have-started-the-long-job-of-cleaning-the-73-mach-1

 
Last edited by a moderator:

73pony

VIP Members
Joined
Jul 6, 2015
Messages
4,241
Reaction score
92
Location
Iowa
My Car
1973 Mustang Grande 351C 2v
Welcome from Iowa.

 

Kilgon

VIP Members
Joined
Sep 8, 2018
Messages
1,607
Reaction score
541
Location
Ross, Ohio
My Car
71 Sportsroof Bright Red.

Welcome from Ohio. Just keep plugging away. Time will pass and then one day you will look and your car will be done. You will be amazed at what you have done and accomplished.

 

Lazarus

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 19, 2019
Messages
223
Reaction score
98
Location
NC
My Car
1973 Mustang Convertible 302
1972 Mustang Convertible 351-2V/TKO600
Welcome from another NC member!  Keep up the good work; it adds up!  Seems like not too long ago (when I found it) mine looked like this:









Looks a wee bit better nowadays.

 
Top