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1972 Q-code Mach 1 - one of 382, July production

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I've been meaning to pick up the Marti on this one; finally arrived today.

Apparently, it is equipped with an original Trac-Lock; PO screwed it up with 4.11 rear gears. Electric defrost rear window. Very late '72 built in July of that year.

Otherwise, very much a pretty run-of-the-mill Q-code w/Deluxe interior. Marti's By the Numbers reports that the 6C/GF paint/interior combo only came on 382 Sportsroofs that year.

-Kurt

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One you are buying or one you already own?

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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Boss1Ray;184020 Wrote:One you are buying or one you already own?

Owned it for a month or two now. It's the Eleanor thread in the project forum:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-72-el...er-stories

The smartasses that sold it to me did not disclose that they wiped the cam and bent four pushrods during their "rebuild" of the engine. That, and they may have wrecked the trac-loc as well, as it was clicking to beat hell when I was pushing the car recently.

I found some nice framerail rot on it too (see below), but the photo is of the worst (though the floorpans are just as well shot too, and that lower quarter patch that the PO did is so bad as to warrant replacing the entire LH quarter). BigBlue has a donor '72 coupe that I might just use in order to swap the frame ends and crossmember.

A few other photos. Since I (hope to) convert this into an Eleanor replica, I have swapped hoods with BigBlue, the '71 Coupe that was involved in the highway spinout and crash:

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Mom jokingly refers to it as "M/T:" Not Mickey-Thompson, but "Empty," because that's exactly where my wallet will be at the end of the day with it.

I've purposely (and out of necessity) turned it into an austerity build, and have been documenting the costs on Google Docs for the forum's benefit:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...1770820629

-Kurt

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