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1972 Ford Mustang Convertible
1972 Ford Mustang Convertible - Overview (This post was last modified: 08-01-2015, 02:09 PM by Thin Lizzy.)
Owner : Thin Lizzy
Data Added : 02-22-2015 - 02:59 PM
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Color : Metallic True Blue (originally red)
Engine : 302
Transmission : Auto
1972 Ford Mustang Convertible
Here is my 1972 Mustang convertible. It is finished in Ford True Blue metallic paint and has a white interior. The Mustang has a 302 V8 and is a 3 speed Auto. The car was first register in the UK in June 1972 and has remained in the country since. It's been modified with a Magnaflow exhaust system, a ram air hood, a Mach 1 splitter and has Magnum 500 wheels. It's also strangely had a 1973 front bumper added at some point in it's life, I've kept it on as it kind of looks cool.

The car was restored by Merisson Classics in 2008. This is the work that was carried out to it:

1. New inner wheel house panels and quarter exterior panels fitted.
2. Door bottoms replaced. No welding required to floor.
3. Engine rebuilt with new mains/rod bearing, piston rings. Heads done by Valve Wise (machinist). New timing chain, sprockets cleaned and painted.
4. New "Extra Core" cooling radiator.
5. New half shaft bearings.
6. New rear brake drums, shoes, springs and wheel cylinders.
7. New front discs, pads and calipers.
8. New gas shock absorbers X4
9. New Fuel tank / sender / straps etc
10. New Magnaflow dual exhaust system with hangers.
11. Resprayed Ford True Blue
12. New seat covers, carpets, boot floor mat and 3 point safety belts.
13. New hood, new glass rear screen (USA 36 point) and new tonneau.
14. New Magnum 500 alloy wheels, lug nuts and centres X4
15. New door handles
16. New fuel cap.

Since I have owned the car I have made the following improvements:

1. 15x8 Magnum 500 wheels on the rear
2. BF Goodrich 235/60r15s tyres on the front and 255/60r15s on the rear.
3. Upgraded the cam covers to Scott Drake 302 "Powered by Ford" PR valve covers, with 1 breathable 64-66 chrome "push on" oil cap and a pcv valve and vent hose.
4. New front suspension with top arm, lower arm, anti roll bar kit, saddles and the front sway bar kit was fitted
5. New front discs brakes, pads, brake lines and new wheel bearings were fitted
6. A new flex coupling on the steering column
7. Rebuilt carb and did the timing
8. New gearbox mounts
9. Freshly under sealed
10. New seat belts
11. New Deluxe door panels, as the old ones have cracked on the arm rest.
12. New heater core
13. New master cylinder
14. Pertronix 1281 Solid-State Ignition System fitted to the distributor
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1972 Ford Mustang Convertible - Modifications
1972 Ford Mustang Convertible - Details
Data Added : 02-22-2015 - 02:59 PM
Views : 3791
Color : Metallic True Blue (originally red)
Engine : 302
Transmission : Auto

Nice looking car! I'm a little surprised, but totally agree, I like the 73 bumper with the 71-72 grill and I like the choice of colour change. But I'll admit, I do have a preference for blue on 71-73 mustangs.
Thanks for your comments. The fit of the bumper around the wings isn't very good on my car, the 73 cars had slightly different shaped front wings around the bumper. I'm going to get the bumper shaped better so it fits the panel.

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