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All About Build Sheets
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OLE PONY;19249 Wrote:
Mach1JB;19237 Wrote:I knew it !!! , you are a lucky guy !!

Glad that you found your build sheets , in almost perfect condition.
They do not always have 2 build sheets, some have none , or one from another car.
But your car is a Dearborn car and there it happened many times.

Do you still want to make a replica build sheet ??

I made one for myself to put on the dashboard on a carshow , i can make you one if you want.
( if so , please do a better job on the build sheet you filled in , some Zs look like 2s , 5s look lik Ss and box 23 - 36 i can't read at all !? ).

As your original buildsheet looks nice and de floorsections from you car look nice your car should be in pretty good original condition.

Do you think it's possible to put the car on a car-lift and clean the car from the underside so many of the original marking become visible ??

If you picture the original markings and send them to me i can use them for my database that i'm building ( the 71-73 Mustang code's dots and stripes database).

My direct emailadress is johnlies@xs4all.nl , if you give me you direct emailadres i can send you some undercarriage pictures , so you know where to look for.

As we have such a nice conversation i will give you a 1+ reputation point.

John

John, That's cool that your documenting the dots and stripes for the 71/73s. If you have not started a thread here you should to get input from more members. I have two originals of my build sheet for my 73 Convertible. But I found mine way back in 1974 or 75 when I took my interior out to rustproof the floors (it was supposed to be the last of the Mustang Convertibles). It's been a long time but I'm pretty sure both of mine were under the front carpets too. One of mine looks like it is a carbon of the other. Between the two copies I have all the codes. It looks like the form date on mine is Aug 1972.

Here are mine if it helps with your documentation.

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Mike,

Thanks for forwarding me you Buildsheet copies.
Are there any original markings present on your car ??

I should open a thread where i can ask people to mail me their copies.

John


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#12
Mach1JB;19252 Wrote:Mike,

Thanks for forwarding me you Buildsheet copies.
Are there any original markings present on your car ??

I should open a thread where i can ask people to mail me their copies.

John

Definitley start a new thread to capture the info. Most of my markings were covered up when the car had the Ziebart Rustproofing done back in 75. It seems there was a marking on the wiper motor casing; I'll check on that. I've noticed the "Caution Fan" stickers on radiator supports are in different places. Mine is the original sticker and is way off center on the right side of the support. I've read somewhere these stickers we installed during dealer prep, that would be another interesting data point to see where the stickers were placed on other cars.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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#13
Great to see everyone contributing to the Build Sheet decode. Thank you to John for seeing an opportunity to help the 71 - 73 cummunity on this one. John has my build sheet plus a few more I have gathered over time from other folks. I have been trying to find the spare time to compile and cross reference this information and have shared what I know so far with John. Hopefully, through our collective efforts we can compile an accurate accounting for everyone.

Its great to see other folks finding a valuable piece of history specific to their car. Their is no better opportunity to truly find out how your car was equipped from the factory other than the build sheet. Understandably, the 71 -73s were treated to a lot of dealer installed upgrades. Your build sheet is definitly the factory delivered vehicle.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#14
When I was doing research to fill in the blanks on my build sheet, I thought "how nice it would be if there were some kind of data clearing house to look up this information".

With that in mind, I'm thinking of building a spreadsheet with build sheet info that can be used to research these types of things. Here's what I would like to do:

1) Have a simple grid format for each block on the build sheet.
2) Include pertinent car info (engine, transmission, body style, year, color, interior, etc. etc.).
3) This one is optional and could serve as further contact for questions: include board member user names ONLY (no real names).

Please give me some feedback guys and gals. If people object for any reason I won't do it (or at least leave those off, if there is a lot of positive feedback). I figured that since most build sheets have been posted with VINs and everything that most people won't have concerns.

If I go ahead with this, I could post it up or give it to Rocketfoot or something.

Steve



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#15
I don't see a problem with it. You might PM Barry to get his spin, and maybe leave out the 6-digit unit numbers from the VINs.

Doc

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73vertproject;64955 Wrote:I don't see a problem with it. You might PM Barry to get his spin, and maybe leave out the 6-digit unit numbers from the VINs.

I was thinking the same thing, Doc. The serial # wouldn't add any important information.

Steve



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#17
Sounds like an intensive project! I have no problem with you using mine. Do you want us to post a copy in this thread for your use?

Good luck with it.



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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OLE PONY;64962 Wrote:Sounds like an intensive project! I have no problem with you using mine. Do you want us to post a copy in this thread for your use?

Good luck with it.

Once the spreadsheet is set up it will be easy to enter the data. I appreciate the offer, I suppose either post up the build sheets here or e-mail them to me; either will do just fine!

Thanks!

Steve



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#19
Where is the best place to look in my mustang for the build sheet? It's a '73 born in Dearborn if that helps.

Jason

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#20
I found 2 in my car. One was under the rear seat and the second was under the driver seat. Both under the carpet. They were not salvageable after 40 yrs there.
-jbojo

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