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Iowa 73 Converible
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    Iowa 73 Converible

    Hey Everyone,

    My name is Jeremy and I live in Central Iowa. I've owned my 1973 Mustang Convertible for about 3 years now. It's currently in the body shop being repaired from when I t-boned someone after they pulled out in front of me.

    My goal with the car is to convert the exterior to look like a Mach 1 (since there were no Mach 1 convertibles). So part of the repairs being done are to add a mach 1 hood and grille. I'm also having the shop fabricate some new front bumper brackets so a chrome front bumper can be put on the car.

    Mechanically, my plan is to have the old 302 rebuilt and stroked to a 331 or 347. I have no plans to race the car, or show it competitively, and my dream is to take it on a cross country trip with my wife.

    I'll post some pre-accident photos, and some photos of what's going on with the repair when I get some more time Big Grin

    Jeremy
    (This post was last modified: 08-08-2010 12:24 AM by aasukisuki.)
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      Welcome tot he forums! Glad to have you aboard and I can't wait to see the pics! Big Grin
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        Welcome, aasukisuki! Can I call you aa for short?

        Wow, sounds like a great[/u] project - I'm trying to picture it in my head, and it looks pretty cool. Smile Do you plan on doing any of the work yourself?

        Yes, please post pics when you get a chance. I learned a lot reading rocketfoot's informative post about photos in the Site Feedback area of this forum.

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          Welcome to the site {POST SOME PICS PLEASEBig Grin}
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            WELCOME, Jeremy!

            I really like the changes you have envisioned for your convertible and your stated plans for it.

            I have a Grandé that I have given essentially the same "treatment." It, too is currently in the "shop" being painted as the "last" part of my resto-mod efforts - - at least for this iteration Smile.

            Again, welcome to the site.

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              Welcome !
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                Welcome from Virginia! Post up those pics!
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                  RE: Iowa 73 Converible

                  These aren't the greatest pictures, but they'll have to do for now.

                  Pre-Accident:
                  [Image: 39245_1529914208386_1250659100_31477614_997194_n.jpg]

                  [Image: 38436_1529914928404_1250659100_31477615_707737_n.jpg]

                  Accident Photos:
                  [Image: 38453_1529915488418_1250659100_31477617_1859075_n.jpg]

                  [Image: 37689_1529915968430_1250659100_31477618_4120747_n.jpg]

                  Rust Found (OH NOES!):
                  [Image: 37506_1529926088683_1250659100_31477631_1001422_n.jpg]

                  [Image: 37714_1529928488743_1250659100_31477634_5864540_n.jpg]

                  New hood, fender and chrome bumper fitting:
                  [Image: 39910_1540259067001_1250659100_31505658_3722026_n.jpg]

                  [Image: 40334_1540259227005_1250659100_31505659_778279_n.jpg]

                  [Image: 40334_1540259307007_1250659100_31505661_663829_n.jpg]

                  Photoshop of the wheels i want and black top:
                  [Image: 37759_1529936848952_1250659100_31477673_8109802_n.jpg]

                  73vertproject Wrote:Wow, sounds like a great[/u] project - I'm trying to picture it in my head, and it looks pretty cool. Smile Do you plan on doing any of the work yourself?

                  I don't plan on doing any of the body work b/c I don't feel like I'm really qualified to do that. I am going to try to tackle as much of the mechanical stuff as I can. I'm really kinda learning as I go here, using the internet and manuals as resources. In fact, we purchased a used VW Cabriolet for my wife that I pretty much use as a test car for doing anything, so I can learn on that instead of my mustang Big Grin

                  The first thing I'm going to do when I get the car back is to upgrade the ignition system with a new Petronix coil and ignitor distributor.
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                    RE: Iowa 73 Converible

                    Woot! Another greengold! That makes 3, yours, my coupe and the vert in KS owned by 73GreenGold (stange name me thinks Angel). Two interesting things to note, we are in IA, NE and KS and you have a black interior, the other vert is white and mine is avocado. Until recently I could not tell you where there was another greengold anywhere in the country. Are you planning to leave it or change the color?
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                      (08-08-2010 03:16 PM)GreenGold73 Wrote:  Woot! Another greengold! That makes 3, yours, my coupe and the vert in KS owned by 73GreenGold (stange name me thinks Angel). Two interesting things to note, we are in IA, NE and KS and you have a black interior, the other vert is white and mine is avocado. Until recently I could not tell you where there was another greengold anywhere in the country. Are you planning to leave it or change the color?

                      The black interior in this car is not original. It originally came with the avocado interior, and the PO changed it to black (which i'm ok with). I haven't decided what to do with the exterior color. I'll either have it repainted the original green-gold, or some other variation of green (maybe a bright grabber green or something). It will be the last thing I do, and probably not for another 5 years or more.
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