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Already thinking about a new project......
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As I get closer to finishing the convertible, I find myself daydreaming about a new project. Now, first and foremost, the 71-73 Mustangs are my favorite. I damn sure can't afford a 1970 Shelby, but alas, this could be interesting, especially if it had, let's say a late model 5.0 combined with a T5 transmission. Wouldn't you say??? Discuss amongst yourselves.

   

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#2
Nice, though I gotta say that with the Mustang II I prefer the coupe version to the fastback. Are you gonna paint it pink? (Ducks and runs for cover) Smile

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#3
That would be cool but be careful about getting upside down financially. I've seen brake light cluster housings with all red lenses that really help improve the look of these cars (gets rid of the yellow turn signal lens). I'd drive one as a daily if I owned one but I'm not out looking to buy one either - meaning there is a limited pool of buyers.

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#4
My friend had one of those when I was in highschool . Four of us got really smashed one night and wrecked it pretty bad. I spent a week in the hospital but meet a really hot nurses aid. Good times! Good times!
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#5
I'm a big fan of the Mustang II, especially the Fastback version, the Cobra II and the King Cobra. The issue I have with them is parts, aside from the front suspension (which is used aftermarket on basically everything) there is VERY limited selection out there for reproduction parts and not much in the way of NOS or even Used parts floating around. So my suggestion would be that if you do go this route, get one where the inside is IMMACULATE (because lets face it, even with the 71-73 little interior bits are pricey!) and I think you'd be in better shape. From what I've seen they rust in the pretty usual places, but because of their lack of popularity they can sell pretty cheap. There's a Cobra II near me for $7500 that has less than 30k on it and it's in like new condition. I'd love to pick one up, but I just don't have the room right now.

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luxstang;171496 Wrote:Nice, though I gotta say that with the Mustang II I prefer the coupe version to the fastback. Are you gonna paint it pink? (Ducks and runs for cover) Smile

I will paint it HOT HOT Pink, ship it to Luxembourg, come and stay with you and Carla for a month, and make sure it's parked directly in front of your house. Why? Because I care!!! LOL!! (Diving under a table, taking cover).

- Travis



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Doug The Dog;171560 Wrote:
luxstang;171496 Wrote:Nice, though I gotta say that with the Mustang II I prefer the coupe version to the fastback. Are you gonna paint it pink? (Ducks and runs for cover) Smile

I will paint it HOT HOT Pink, ship it to Luxembourg, come and stay with you and Carla for a month, and make sure it's parked directly in front of your house. Why? Because I care!!! LOL!! (Diving under a table, taking cover).

That's good! I want pictures! Big Grin

The car is cool but the way you described would have to be done before I'd want to drive. The black car is really nice looking.
Was that just a pic you grabbed or is THAT car available?
I agree with other comments about limited market for parts (and BUYERS).

Ray

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#8
A 5.0/T5 combo would be great in these cars
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#9
I like the Mustang II's . We did one for my nephew. But definitely look for one with a MINT interior. The interior parts are very hard to come by. They repop some stuff but not much. We been trying to find some seat covers to redo the seats and are having a heck of a time getting some. Got a new dash and new carpet but seat covers cant be found.

This weekend I am going to help him with a carb swap on the little 2.3 four banger. He found a 2 barrel holley for it so we are going to tear the intake off and reseal everything and get rid of the 5 miles of vacuum lines and pollution control stuff. May even detail some under the hood while we have that much off the motor.

The 5.0 swaps are a good idea but it seems like everyone does them. So we were going a different direction with his and are going to find a Ford thunderbird turbo coupe. Pull the 2.3 turbo motor out of one of those and drop it into the 74! Should make for a fun ride and still get the gas mileage he needs for driving back and forth to school.

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