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1973 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible - Overview
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Owner : Doug The Dog
Data Added : 12-09-2012 - 03:20 PM
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Color : Originally Blue Glow Metallic
Engine : 351 4V
Transmission : 4 speed toploader
1973 Mustang Convertible
What started out to be a "freshen up" job, turned out to be a 23 1/2 year nut and bolt restoration/restomod. I bought this Mustang in October of 1989 from the original owner. It was Blue Glow metallic with a white top, and blue deluxe interior. It came from the factory with a 351 2bbl Cleveland engine, FMX transmission, 2.75 non locking 9" rear end, air conditioning, tach and guages, and the forged aluminum mag wheels.

I stripped the body down to a shell, cut out all the rust (car was from Kansas), repaired or replaced all the body panels, replaced the stock hood with a NACA hood, replaced the rear valance with a new one with dual exhaust.

I went with metallic blue a little deeper shade than the original Blue Glow and added Argent hood and body side accents.

It now will sport a 351c 4bbl, 4 bolt main, open chamber heads, Lunati cam, Ford Motorsport double roller timing chain, dual point distributor, and an Edelbrock intake and carb.

I've converted it to a toploader wide ratio 4 speed, 3:50 traction-lok rear end, competition rear suspension including staggered shocks and factory rear sway bar. I'm also converting it to rear disc brakes.

That's where I'm at so far. I'll post more as it comes along. I'm hoping to have it done and ready for its maiden voyage April 15th, 2013.
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1973 Mustang Convertible - Modifications
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1973 Mustang Convertible - Details
Data Added : 12-09-2012 - 03:20 PM
Views : 3720
Color : Originally Blue Glow Metallic
Engine : 351 4V
Transmission : 4 speed toploader


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Looks great!



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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Hurry up. When you get done, you can lend me a hand. Of course, I am expecting with everything you have learned, my convertible will turn out much better than yours.

Great job. Anything worth doing is worth taking 23 years.

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Hurry up. When you get done, you can lend me a hand. Of course, I am expecting with everything you have learned, my convertible will turn out much better than yours.

Great job. Anything worth doing is worth taking 23 years.
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I wish you'd said something sooner. I was in So Cal yesterday! I would have gladly lent a hand! beer

- Travis



I'm an analog man in a digital world.
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#5
That is one damn fine looking convertible! Smile

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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#6
It's looking good! You have put a LOT of time into that one and it shows.

'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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#7
Looks Great!!

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Iyman
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#8
Nice job.
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#9
It looks like it's coming along real nice!

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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#10
WOW! great looking car!
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#11
That's totally awesomeSmile Wonder if that's the same color as my car? Probably wondering forever as I have not seen an original blue glow here in Australia.

Greg
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#12
Very nice!!

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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#13
Very nice!!!
Somehow that blue and argent color combo is growing on me.

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Mike

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