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73 mach1 Restomod!
(06-12-2019, 10:14 AM)kcmash Wrote: Please share the "Resto-Mod" plans.  Mainly appearance like the wheels?  Upgrade to power train and braking system?  Just curious.

I like what you have to start with, it looks pretty solid.  I have to be honest, the hood damage makes it look kinda mean with the dropped center.  It would be cool to see if that were a possible mod to the nose appearance.

Is the engine sitting in there OK?  In the pictures it looks like the passenger side is lower than the drivers side.  Are the motor mounts OK?

Curious to see the progress and the plan.  I spent so many years collecting original for parts I am going to end up with an old school restoration.  All the old stuff instead of Fuel Injection and overdrive tranny.


So my plans are get the original 351c running with a new Edelbrock intake and a Holley demon carb. Other plans will include a new gauge
Cluster, suspension upgrade (tcp).

Body wise, I’m playing with the idea of doing this hood since mine is damaged. This is not my photo I actually
Pulled it from another post on this forum. 
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(06-12-2019, 09:47 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Good to see you have got started on the build, glad the title came through.
When you tackle the inner fender and battery box you will need one of the reinforcements in the picture. The inner fender does not come with it and the Mustang supply houses do not have them. Somebody on Ebay makes them and sells. They are sold out quick each time they show up. I got one when I first saw them couple years ago. The part actually had the weld nuts that the actual battery tray bolts to. You need the reinforcement before you start it goes under the inner fender and sits on the frame rail horn.
I see the car is black. Does the car have the door sticker? If so and if it came from factory as black it will have a 6 digit DSO code and no paint code on the sticker. First two numbers are the actual DSO code and last four are the Special Order number. Ford has done this since they launched the Mustang. The first one was a coupe with real leather interior for Henry Ford II.
I have a 73 factory black vert. They only made 38 Special Paint fastbacks with standard vinyl black interiors AA code for interior. So it would be a rare find but rare does not make them worth more in some cases. So if it was Special Order for Paint & Trim it would have came with an Argent front bumper and the rubber fillers in front of the rear bumper will also be Argent. Yours probably painted like mine.
The reason they took black off the list was due to the horrible condition of the bodies going to paint. It took lots more work to get the black cars ready to paint so Ford took off the option list in 72.
If you pull the seats out and take the carpet up look for your Build Sheet. If Special Order the Special instructions will be on the bottom half of the Build Sheet in the Remarks section. It will state to install the Argent Front Bumper for sure.
If you order a Marti he can only confirm that it was a Special Order for Paint & Trim but does not have the records of what it included. It was shown as an option on the window sticker and cost $99.95 on my vert.
Picture of reinforcement you need, copy of my Marti for black vert, picture of door sticker, picture of the build sheet in horrible shape and pic of another black vert another member has that still had it's Argent pieces.
To find the reinforcement go to Ebay and search for Battery Box Reinforcement 1973 Mustang. He might not have his add up if out of stock.
Keep posting your progress.
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Beautiful car. And I found the door sticker and I don’t believe it was a special order. I’ve attached below. 
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Color 2B was original a red car.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason

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Well out with the 2bl and in with the 4! Edelbrock 750 and Edelbrock performer 351-2v
Well got the engine all buttoned back up. Next, add some fresh oil and charge the battery to try and start her! Right after I clean up the rat next of wiring are the solenoid ?‍♂️
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