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1973 coupe with Ram Air hood opinions please
#1
Heya Fellas.
I was wondering what you guys think about 1971-1973 Mustang coupes with the Mach1 Ram Air hood? I own a 73 coupe I bought in high school and is undergoing a nice restoration, but I need to make a decision before I go in one direction too far. It was a white car with half roof vinyl top, not like the Grandé vinyl roof,, the vinyl ended at the door/window line. The white was pretty plain and I really like the silver and black 71-73s. The yellow Gone in 60 seconds Mustang paint job I really like as well.
Years back I sold my stock flat hood, bought a Dark Horse Racing fiberglass Ram hood, then just recently traded that straight across for a real nice and straight original Ram air hood.
I was thinking about painting the car silver with the satin Mach side stripes and hood blackout. Not many pictures of Mustangs out there like this. It would be a shame to trade my nice Mach 1 hood back to the flat hood, but the flat hood with the middle blacked looks darn good too. Anyone have a similar car you'd like to share?
Thanks
-Wes
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#2
Hi Wes,

I think any style Mustang looks better with the Mach1 hood. Go for it. I like your color combo as well. Should be very sharp. Please post pics!

Scott
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#3
Colors like this?

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#4
I swapped standard for scooped and never looked back.

There are some situations where the standard hood looks good too. It's just a matter of personal taste.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#5
I have always preferred the Mach 1 hood, especially with a contrasting blackout and twist locks!
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#6
The NASA hood looks great on any model. I attached a couple pics of a 71 coupe that is a real 429 car and came with ram air. It is white and looks great with black top and NASA hood. It was at the Dearborn show this year.
I have a 72 Q vert that came with flat hood and I am going to paint a flat hood and NASA hood when I paint the car so if the next owner wants original he can just swap hoods.
Your car color is your choice no police going to get you there are purists that would rather it be orig. but it is yours to do as you want.
David


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David
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#7
I couldn't resist after seeing the above pics ;-)

Maybe it will also give you an idea of what the car looks like with the nasa hood.

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Vinnie;250544 Wrote:I couldn't resist after seeing the above pics ;-)

Maybe it will also give you an idea of what the car looks like with the nasa hood.

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Hey where are the hood locks. You got hood locks with the blackout on the hood. It was the best option out there for price don't know why there were not more for $18.00 in 73, locks and hood black.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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#9
Probably coz this isn't original...
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#10
Lokee;250500 Wrote:Heya Fellas.
I was wondering what you guys think about 1971-1973 Mustang coupes with the Mach1 Ram Air hood? I own a 73 coupe I bought in high school and is undergoing a nice restoration, but I need to make a decision before I go in one direction too far. It was a white car with half roof vinyl top, not like the Grandé vinyl roof,, the vinyl ended at the door/window line. The white was pretty plain and I really like the silver and black 71-73s. The yellow Gone in 60 seconds Mustang paint job I really like as well.
Years back I sold my stock flat hood, bought a Dark Horse Racing fiberglass Ram hood, then just recently traded that straight across for a real nice and straight original Ram air hood.
I was thinking about painting the car silver with the satin Mach side stripes and hood blackout. Not many pictures of Mustangs out there like this. It would be a shame to trade my nice Mach 1 hood back to the flat hood, but the flat hood with the middle blacked looks darn good too. Anyone have a similar car you'd like to share?
Thanks
-Wes

Your description of what you wanted to do to your 73 reminded me of the photos bobmarlojill submitted for COTM in Dec. His car is very sharp and had me wishing Ford has offered the Boss in a vert. The Mach 1 hood just looked right on his car, especially with the Pewter/ Black and side stripes. I would say go for it!!

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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