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1973 Mustang Convertible
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Owner : 73vertproject
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Color : Blue Glow Metallic
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX
1973 Mustang Convertible
I purchased this 1973 Mustang convertible in August 2010, and I'm in the process of restoring and modifying it on a budget. You can follow my progress in the WIKI here: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-...dification I'll do as much of the labor as I can with the help of the kind folks at http://www.7173mustangs.com.

I hope to document this project through the use of text and photos, and will seriously listen to any and all advice given. Doc
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Data Added : 12-27-2010 - 11:46 PM
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Color : Blue Glow Metallic
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX


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    (12-27-2010 11:46 PM)73vertproject Wrote:  I purchased this 1973 Mustang convertible in August 2010, and I'm in the process of restoring and modifying it on a budget. I'll do as much of the labor as I can with the help of the kind folks at http://www.7173mustangs.com.

    I hope to document this project through the use of text and photos, and will seriously listen to any and all advice given. Doc

    Looking good, Doc! I can't wait to see the finished project!
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      The plate frame in the back seat looks familiar, hmmm let me think Idea
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        (12-28-2010 06:47 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:  The plate frame in the back seat looks familiar, hmmm let me think Idea

        LOL! It's been making the rounds in photos. Tongue

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          RE: 1973 Mustang Convertible

          Keep up the good work Doc.
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            Thanks, folks. You should be able to follow my progress in the Member Wiki, if I've got it figured out correctly.

            Doc
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              RE: 1973 Mustang Convertible

              Hi Doc,
              you know, if you drive a Mustang like this with top down you'll never can live without it. It's just way cool...and worth the work anyway...
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                I hope to document this project through the use of text and photos, and will seriously listen to any and all advice given. Doc
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                Hi Doc!! first of all, congratulations on your vert! As almost all 71-73 mustangs it looks straight and sharp... Structuraly, i think this generation is the best of the cassic mustang era, isn´t it??

                Well.. you´re gonna get busy with your restoration progress and you are gonna document it?? great!! we love to see progress!! Tongue

                First of all i think you need to think the plan of the resto... is it gonna be original or modified... classic look or modern look?? and so, and so...

                Thinking is the best way to start a restoration progress... Get a sharp plan, discuss it and analize all the pros and cons of what you´re choosing to do... Then, when you know what and how to do, start the work process... it´s gonna be easier to document if you know what is your final step either...

                And of course, I dont know much about anything, but if you need me,. i´m here man!!

                ENJOY!
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                  Good advices, Uraguay! I'm still in the planning stage, and right now I just only know that I'm going to rebuild the motor and tranny and rear end, and spruce up the interior a bit. After that, I may be done (but I probably won't be. Smile )

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                    (02-08-2011 09:23 PM)73vertproject Wrote:  Good advices, Uraguay! I'm still in the planning stage, and right now I just only know that I'm going to rebuild the motor and tranny and rear end, and spruce up the interior a bit. After that, I may be done (but I probably won't be. Smile )

                    Doc

                    Maybe when you pull your engine, trans and rear end out, you can see if there´s something you can do on the body in places you can´t reach with all the mecanical on..

                    For what you say you´re planning on a daily driver kind of car and for me, that´s the most fun cars you can get! Smile So... good chioce Wink

                    If i were you, once the engine is off the car, i´ll try to do some cosmethics in the engine bay. Engine bays are an important part of a mucle car and if it looks right, the car looks better.. besides, it´s a cheap job, paint is cheap and is mostly a cleaning up kind of deal...

                    if you manage to get the underhood finished, some day, if you want to repaint the car, is a piece of cake... you wouldn´t be obligated to unmount everything again...

                    Keep up posted ok?? ENJOY MAN!!!
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                      RE: 1973 Mustang Convertible

                      Added a link to the Wiki (http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-...dification) in the original post in preparation of updating the whole thing.
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                        RE: 1973 Mustang Convertible

                        Cleaning up the sig line, so I'll post the modifications here:

                        Started as 1973 H Code Convertible 351C 2V FMX 9" Rear w/ 2.75 gears. Now bored .030, Edelbrock 2750 Performer Intake; Holley 80457 600CFM carb, Hooker 6921 Competition headers; CompCams Extreme Energy 32-242-4 cam.
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                          Looks like I missed this thread when you first posted. I spent about six years getting mine into a driver show quality condition. Like you, did it on a budget a little bit at a time and tried to keep it on the road the whole time so I would not lose interest.

                          Of course all verts are worth saving!
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                            (03-27-2012 07:28 PM)OLE PONY Wrote:  Looks like I missed this thread when you first posted. I spent about six years getting mine into a driver show quality condition. Like you, did it on a budget a little bit at a time and tried to keep it on the road the whole time so I would not lose interest.

                            Of course all verts are worth saving!

                            So true, Mike!
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