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73 convertible
73 convertible - Overview (This post was last modified: 09-05-2011, 04:04 PM by M Beauchamp.)
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Owner : M Beauchamp
Data Added : 09-02-2011 - 06:22 AM
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Color : Light Blue
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX
73 convertible
This is my father/son project.
Like to put a Ram Air hood on it, with the front and back spoiler, with the Black strips down the side.
The light blue has grown on me so i am going to keep her the same colour.

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73 convertible - Modifications
73 convertible - Details
Data Added : 09-02-2011 - 06:22 AM
Views : 2183
Color : Light Blue
Engine : 351c 2V
Transmission : FMX


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#2
Always the best projects. Good luck and sure you'll both get a lot out of it.

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#3
Great color with the Decor Group accents and grill. Looks like it was well optioned. Well worth fixing up!
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#4
More pics!

'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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will e;34979 Wrote:More pics!

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#6
That will be allot of fun when you get it on the road. Are you planning to restore the car all at once or a rolling restoration?

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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I plan to start at the back and work to the front with the body. pulling the motor when i get there.
The motor needs to be freshend up.
There is supposable 78000 miles on the car!
Not sure what the District code 89 (transportation services means)
The cars was in Phoenix until 94, then sold to a guy in northern michigan, who sold it to a guy in Detriot who put it the barn for 2 years.
The trany was supposable rebiult?
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#8
I think that 89 means it was ordered/puchased as a fleet car.

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The DSO 89 caught my eye in your first post as I had seen discussion on this DSO before. I found this on another site:

Details are sketchy since there's many uses Ford could have had for the vehicle.

DSO 89 is in fact a vehicle that was built and kept by Ford for it's use until no longer needed and sold off to the general public. Most of these vehicles were used as perks for executives, management and other "important people". They would keep them for months to maybe a year or two until newer models replaced them as they were mixed into the fleet.

Others were used for promotional work and advertising.

The last thing these cars could have been were quality control and crash cars that Ford would test. These were the cars they would drive around on tracks and other proving grounds to see how they held up and also the ones that were outright crashed for safety tests. Basically these cars would have been destroyed so you're chances of having one are remote to nonexistent.

Basically your car would have been an executive or promotional car.


I found this on the same thread:
DSO 89 production,

1967............2,608
1968............743
1969............1,897
1970............829
1971............1,061
1972............525
1973............466


Looks like your 73 may have a special history. It would be neat if you could find out the history.

Here is the thread:

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/cl...esion.html
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M Beauchamp;34958 Wrote:This is my father/son project.
Like to put a Ram Air hood on it, with the front and back spoiler, with the Black strips down the side.
The light blue has grown on me so i am going to keep her the same colour.
Love those father/son/daughter projects! I kinda like the blue, too!


But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)

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Here is the history that I found in the glove box.
I found the Ownercard
0F03H156216 3B 89
76D 11M 2 X J
Im not sure what the 11M means, maybe AC?
The J I think is September
I have the Arizona Title from May 3-84 when it was registered to Carbidex Corp of Phoenix with 44,843 miles
I have a Emission test from Arizona June 6-88 and the mileage was 57,000 miles
I have the Michigan Title from June 18-93 , no mileage listed registered to Auther Chambers of Grosse Ile Michigan
I looked up Carbidex Corp and Found Auther Chamber obituary from 2009, apperantly he was the CEO of Carbidex and must have switch the car into his name in 93
The guy I bought the car from said he had it for 2 years, they never regestered it until I bought it
So the odometer must be original at 79,000 miles
lastly I found a copy of the Ford Audio Systems Demonstration Tape, I bet no one has one of these babies!
Just need to find a old cassete player to listen to it!
It's probably Disco!



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#12
Stay with the blue.Smile
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OLE PONY;35769 Wrote:The DSO 89 caught my eye in your first post as I had seen discussion on this DSO before. I found this on another site:

Details are sketchy since there's many uses Ford could have had for the vehicle.

DSO 89 is in fact a vehicle that was built and kept by Ford for it's use until no longer needed and sold off to the general public. Most of these vehicles were used as perks for executives, management and other "important people". They would keep them for months to maybe a year or two until newer models replaced them as they were mixed into the fleet.

Others were used for promotional work and advertising.

The last thing these cars could have been were quality control and crash cars that Ford would test. These were the cars they would drive around on tracks and other proving grounds to see how they held up and also the ones that were outright crashed for safety tests. Basically these cars would have been destroyed so you're chances of having one are remote to nonexistent.

Basically your car would have been an executive or promotional car.


I found this on the same thread:
DSO 89 production,

1967............2,608
1968............743
1969............1,897
1970............829
1971............1,061
1972............525
1973............466


Looks like your 73 may have a special history. It would be neat if you could find out the history.

Here is the thread:

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/cl...esion.html

Thanks, this is a very cool link.
It would be interesting to find out what they used the car for
I would think that it would be for promotion or as a perk
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#14
Way cool. Hope you can track it all the way back.

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