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1973 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible - Overview
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Owner : 73vertproject
Data Added : 12-27-2010 - 11:46 PM
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Color : Blue Glow Metallic
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX
1973 Mustang Convertible
I purchased this 1973 Mustang convertible in August 2010, and I'm in the process of restoring and modifying it on a budget. You can follow my progress in the WIKI here: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-...dification I'll do as much of the labor as I can with the help of the kind folks at http://www.7173mustangs.com.

I hope to document this project through the use of text and photos, and will seriously listen to any and all advice given. Doc
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1973 Mustang Convertible - Images
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1973 Mustang Convertible - Modifications
1973 Mustang Convertible - Details
Data Added : 12-27-2010 - 11:46 PM
Views : 4036
Color : Blue Glow Metallic
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX


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(12-27-2010, 11:46 PM)73vertproject Wrote: I purchased this 1973 Mustang convertible in August 2010, and I'm in the process of restoring and modifying it on a budget. I'll do as much of the labor as I can with the help of the kind folks at http://www.7173mustangs.com.

I hope to document this project through the use of text and photos, and will seriously listen to any and all advice given. Doc

Looking good, Doc! I can't wait to see the finished project!
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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The plate frame in the back seat looks familiar, hmmm let me think Idea
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(12-28-2010, 06:47 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote: The plate frame in the back seat looks familiar, hmmm let me think Idea

LOL! It's been making the rounds in photos. Tongue

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#5
Keep up the good work Doc.
Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Thanks, folks. You should be able to follow my progress in the Member Wiki, if I've got it figured out correctly.

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#7
Hi Doc,
you know, if you drive a Mustang like this with top down you'll never can live without it. It's just way cool...and worth the work anyway...
bye
uv
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I hope to document this project through the use of text and photos, and will seriously listen to any and all advice given. Doc
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Hi Doc!! first of all, congratulations on your vert! As almost all 71-73 mustangs it looks straight and sharp... Structuraly, i think this generation is the best of the cassic mustang era, isn´t it??

Well.. you´re gonna get busy with your restoration progress and you are gonna document it?? great!! we love to see progress!! Tongue

First of all i think you need to think the plan of the resto... is it gonna be original or modified... classic look or modern look?? and so, and so...

Thinking is the best way to start a restoration progress... Get a sharp plan, discuss it and analize all the pros and cons of what you´re choosing to do... Then, when you know what and how to do, start the work process... it´s gonna be easier to document if you know what is your final step either...

And of course, I dont know much about anything, but if you need me,. i´m here man!!

ENJOY!


Damián Cool

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#9
Good advices, Uraguay! I'm still in the planning stage, and right now I just only know that I'm going to rebuild the motor and tranny and rear end, and spruce up the interior a bit. After that, I may be done (but I probably won't be. Smile )

Doc
Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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73vertproject;11335 Wrote:Good advices, Uraguay! I'm still in the planning stage, and right now I just only know that I'm going to rebuild the motor and tranny and rear end, and spruce up the interior a bit. After that, I may be done (but I probably won't be. Smile )

Doc

Maybe when you pull your engine, trans and rear end out, you can see if there´s something you can do on the body in places you can´t reach with all the mecanical on..

For what you say you´re planning on a daily driver kind of car and for me, that´s the most fun cars you can get! Smile So... good chioce Wink

If i were you, once the engine is off the car, i´ll try to do some cosmethics in the engine bay. Engine bays are an important part of a mucle car and if it looks right, the car looks better.. besides, it´s a cheap job, paint is cheap and is mostly a cleaning up kind of deal...

if you manage to get the underhood finished, some day, if you want to repaint the car, is a piece of cake... you wouldn´t be obligated to unmount everything again...

Keep up posted ok?? ENJOY MAN!!!



Damián Cool

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Added a link to the Wiki (http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-...dification) in the original post in preparation of updating the whole thing.
Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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Cleaning up the sig line, so I'll post the modifications here:

Started as 1973 H Code Convertible 351C 2V FMX 9" Rear w/ 2.75 gears. Now bored .030, Edelbrock 2750 Performer Intake; Holley 80457 600CFM carb, Hooker 6921 Competition headers; CompCams Extreme Energy 32-242-4 cam.
Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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Looks like I missed this thread when you first posted. I spent about six years getting mine into a driver show quality condition. Like you, did it on a budget a little bit at a time and tried to keep it on the road the whole time so I would not lose interest.

Of course all verts are worth saving!

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
2004 Mach 1, Azure Blue, Bought it Sept 09
2001 Mustang Bullitt - Dark Highland Green, Bought It Sept 29th, 07
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OLE PONY;61908 Wrote:Looks like I missed this thread when you first posted. I spent about six years getting mine into a driver show quality condition. Like you, did it on a budget a little bit at a time and tried to keep it on the road the whole time so I would not lose interest.

Of course all verts are worth saving!

So true, Mike!
Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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