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February 2012 COTM: 73 Mach 1 Project
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I just saw the November COTM, congrats FastE, and thought it would be fun so here's my car's story.

It all started when I asked my dad if we could get a project car, I was 13 at the time. He finally gave in and we were looking at different cars and a friend of ours was restoring a 67 mustang coupe with his son and we really wanted to get a 67-68 fastback. But we came across, on ebay, this 73 mach 1 in Mississippi and on my way to school my dad asked if we should get it and me being in a hurry said "sure, I don't care." When I got home my dad said he had bought it and I was shocked. He and brother went to get it and brought it home the day after my golden birthday. After a few titling set backs and building a garage later we finally got started on it, about two years later. We started with taking the old and tired 302 out and putting in a new to us 351C. After, that we put in all new brakes and then we replaced the floorboards, which I dreaded. I had never welded before and wasn't very good at metal work but with the help of our mustang friend we got them in and I learned a lot. I'm probably forgetting some small things but thats about it.

Thanks for looking.

heres what it looked like when we got it

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heres the old 302

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"new" 351C when we got it

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new accessories and paint

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FMX transmission

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engine bay

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old radiator

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new aluminum radiator

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new brakes

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rear drums that I machined

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old floors

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new floors

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I put in a coolant overflow tank.

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This is kind of where we are at right now. Trying to figure out what to do with the wheel well.

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Here's a video of it moving under its own power, first time with the 351C. Click on the picture for the video.

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Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#2
Great story and excellent progress! Big Grin

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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
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#3
That is a great story, especially about the road to get there with building a garage and all. Very cool that you have a dad and family and friends to help you along with the project, and you are doing the "hard" stuff like welding and metal work!
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#4
Grest story.Keep up the good work that you are doing.What color are you going to paint it?

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#5
Thanks guys, I have learned a lot so far and it is what sparked my interests on fixing cars and now I'm going to school for it.

Nance;41477 Wrote:Grest story.Keep up the good work that you are doing.What color are you going to paint it?

We're thinking either a gunmetal grey metallic or a deep red metallic. I'm kinda leaning towards the grey with the black mach 1 stripes with my own little twist.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#6
Great story and it looks like you are making great progress. Keep us posted as you go along.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#7
Motor looks great...So does all the rest..Realy coming along...a car you will be proud of...all yours made with your own hands....Paint it!?! what!?! Your not going too leave the J on the side? hehe jk
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#8
Thanks again guys. It's diffidently a project that I have more will and skill to put in than money. It has sparked so many different interests. This spring and summer I'm going to hit it hard.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#9
Great story. Sure you're proud! You've done some great things. You've got my vote!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#10
The things you learn while working on the car will stay with you and benefit you all your life. Good Job!

Steve
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