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(02-21-2019, 03:08 AM)mwilson7 Wrote: John,

Car has come out great for sure.

I've followed the Mustsng Craftsman on Facebook for a few years and have visited their facility twice as I have a few cars that will need restoration in the future and they are on my short list.  One thing that your experience has confirmed for me is that it doesn't appear they are very knowledgeable on the details related to 71-73 Mustangs.  I wouldn't say don't bring your vehicle there because of this but I would say be prepared to provide the details of what you expect.  I can't remember seeing another 71-73 on their site or Facebook page in the time that I have been following them.

I think your car will do well at the Dearborn show.  Hopefully you bring it out so that a bunch of us can get together.  Would also be nice to see you up at Mustsng Alley as they 71-73s were hard to come by on 9 mile.

Thanks mwilson7, they did do a great job on it.

Well, I wouldn’t say that they aren’t very knowledgeable about the whole car, just a couple of paint layout issues. They were using the correct pattern for the hood, but went by that stupid Mustang Monthly article that screwedup a lot of hoods with it being set to far back from front. And Paul also didn’t know about the change in 72 to the black on the door sill area. He was going by his 71 for reference. Should be no more issues with either of those areas anymore. And I guess the only other thing they missed was was not painting the hood lock brackets, but I did mention it to them and they apologized. Would not surprise me if they were to paint them before I get it back.
But you are correct that my car is the only 7123 there. They definitely do more of the 70 and earlier cars, but that’s where the money is, right? Anyway I’m sure glad I found theses guys they were really great to work with and if you have a certain request they will definitely listen to you. And would recommend knowing what you want done, which I’m sure you do.
I’m planning going to the all Ford show for sure and hopefully we can meet up there. I won’t be at Mustang alley though, I already have a place to park car on Woodward just north of 10 mile for the day.

And by the way if you want to check out my car it’s still there for another week or two. Or if you have any questions shoot me a pm if you want. Thanks!

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Car does look very good. Kudo's to the shop and it sounds like your experience with them was good. Definitely something others on the site may need to know. Hope you get her back soon and spring is just around the corner.

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67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

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(02-21-2019, 09:01 AM)bkdunha Wrote: Car does look very good.  Kudo's to the shop and it sounds like your experience with them was good.  Definitely something others on the site may need to know.  Hope you get her back soon and spring is just around the corner.

Thanks bkdunha, it’s not perfect but I’m very happy with the end result, especially the color match and the black paint. And it was really nice to have my car done so quick too. I did have a great experience and I recommend them highly. 
Man I sure hope spring gets here soon, or at least we have a spring this year. Last year was horrible here. Anyway thanks again!

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Looks great! Glad you decided to save her...
They have certainly done a superb job and bet you can't wait to get driving it again
Hoping mine will be on the road soon
Congratulations! Glad it's all sorted out.

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
Simply Awesome, J!  Congratulations!! thumb

When you guys are all together in August, if a really nice guy named Kerry Thompson comes around checking out the cars, he's a good friend of mine.  He also works at Ford as an engineer and loves the old iron.  He keeps inviting me to make the trip, but it's just too far for my schedule these days.  I did tell him to be on the look-out for a friendly bunch of Clydesdale owners in Mustang Alley and that you don't bite.

Have fun and keep the pics coming!


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John the car came out great. Looking forward to seeing it this summer.

John J
You must be very pleased to get your Mustang back. Looks like an awesome job done with care.

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Hey thanks guys! I can’t wait to get back and take it for a drive. Looking forward to seeing how my new rebuilt motor runs too. Shouldn’t be much longer now, I think the headers are coming in next week.
Many thanks! And I will post some more pics and let you guys know how it runs when I get it back.

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