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73 convertible resurrection
#1
HI everyone, just found this great site. I am in the process of restoring a 1973 Mustang convertible. It didnt look that bad when i bought it 6 years ago. It drove okay until the engine spun a bearing and destroyed the block. I started dismantling the car and opend a can of worms or should i say rust. Nevertheless i havent given up hope. So far i have replaced rear tail light assembly,passenger inner wheel well, passenger quater panel,rocker panel, passenger side floor pans front and back, rad support, all the fender aprons front and back driver side and passenger. Iam currently working on the driver side inner wheel well ,quater, panel rocker panel and floor pans. The original engine was a 2V 351 cleveland, i was lucky enough that i knew someone who had a complete 2V 351 cleveland that needed to be rebuilt. I had a custom engine builder who rebuit it for me. The trasmission (C6) has also been rebuilt with a heavy duty shift kit and a 2800 stall converter. I hope to have some progress pics up pretty soon.
Thanks Andrew
#2
welcome and let me start the ball rolling we like pics
#3
WelcomeSmile. Good info and great people here.

My garage http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage...rxt_uid=40

73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
#4
welcome nice to see another Canadian.....especially one with a 73 vert. Don't forget to drop a pin on the members map!

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
#5
Welcome! Don't lose hope! Mine are rusty too!

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
#6
welcome
#7
Right on Andrew! When all complete and road worthy, you'll experience that amazing feeling that many of us enjoy everytime we fire it up and take it out for a spin. welcome
#8
Welcome to the forums! Glad to have you aboard and don't forget to post some pics soon!

welcome

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#9
Hi Andrew and welcome
Your story sounds familiar.
Somebody on this board posted a funny answer on one of my posts that said something like "It would be too easy to start with a clean car, wouldn't it?"
I guess that pretty much sums it up. :-)

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

#10
Wrench 
Welcome to the forum. Stay focused!!
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