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cudak888: 1971 M-code "Soylent Green" - 8/30/14: Shrinking disc time
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The car:

[Image: 71_mustang_1.jpg]

Continued from:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-all-o...-71-mach-1
and
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-carb-...de-71-351c

The problem:
[Image: 71_mustang_43.jpg]

Where we are now:
[Image: 14no4tk.jpg]

The story:
Read on. There are 26 pages. The saga begins.

-Kurt

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How to buy a '71-73 Mustang:
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#2
Great to see you are making progress. Keep the updates coming.



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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#3
OLE PONY;93875 Wrote:Great to see you are making progress. Keep the updates coming.

Updates will probably be slow until it heads on over to the body shop.

Going to post a WTB for all the bits right now.

-Kurt

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How to buy a '71-73 Mustang:
Rule #1: Assume all classic car sellers are guilty until proven innocent.
Rule #2: No classic car dealer is ever innocent; thus, they are all guilty.
Rule #3: Buy from trustworthy people: Fellow forum members. Visit 7173Mustang's For Sale forum.
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#4
Progress is good!Wink. Is that the rear of the town car I see in the last pic?

I may be in Homestead later this month & would enjoy meeting and checking out your cars if your willing & my trip is a go.

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My Mustangs:
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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#5
Don65Stang;93886 Wrote:Progress is good!Wink. Is that the rear of the town car I see in the last pic?

That's it:

[Image: 79tc_1.jpg]

Don65Stang;93886 Wrote:I may be in Homestead later this month & would enjoy meeting and checking out your cars if your willing & my trip is a go.

Give me a PM a week in advance and let me know what day you have in mind.

-Kurt

[Image: satellite-valiant-mustang-license-tags-signature.png]
How to buy a '71-73 Mustang:
Rule #1: Assume all classic car sellers are guilty until proven innocent.
Rule #2: No classic car dealer is ever innocent; thus, they are all guilty.
Rule #3: Buy from trustworthy people: Fellow forum members. Visit 7173Mustang's For Sale forum.
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#6
Nice! Did you get the rear opera windows repaired?

Will do on the PM if my trip is a go.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
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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#7
Don65Stang;93891 Wrote:Nice! Did you get the rear opera windows repaired?

These are photos of what has been done to it since, nothing more.

A friend of mine and I have been experimenting with TIG on it, but both of our schedules (and rainy weather) have made additional progress difficult (that, and we didn't have the right size welding rod that day - it should show):

[Image: linc_79_windowjob_21.jpg]

[Image: linc_79_windowjob_29.jpg]

[Image: linc_79_windowjob_33.jpg]

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but opera-window delete was an option. Given that they're nothing but water traps, I prefer them off (and it reminds me a bit more of the '60s Lincolns).

Incidentally, I don't see what everyone says about the '71-73 sportsroof being difficult to look out of. I learned how to drive on these barges, and shoving the Mustang anywhere is kids' stuff by comparison.

-Kurt

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How to buy a '71-73 Mustang:
Rule #1: Assume all classic car sellers are guilty until proven innocent.
Rule #2: No classic car dealer is ever innocent; thus, they are all guilty.
Rule #3: Buy from trustworthy people: Fellow forum members. Visit 7173Mustang's For Sale forum.
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cudak888;93892 Wrote:Incidentally, I don't see what everyone says about the '71-73 sportsroof being difficult to look out of. I learned how to drive on these barges, and shoving the Mustang anywhere is kids' stuff by comparison.

-Kurt

They're not difficult to look out of if one learns how to do it. Having said that, a lot of the sports roof models have had right rear damage & repairs.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
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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#9
The determination of you guys to start with nothing and revitalize it astounds me.

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#10
Checked the drums yesterday. Nothing wrong with them, other than cosmetic aging:

[Image: 71_mustang_47.jpg]

[Image: 71_mustang_48.jpg]

[Image: 71_mustang_49.jpg]

And so she'll sit until I've lined up a bodyshop and panels. (EDIT: Boy, was I wrong - read on!)

-Kurt

[Image: satellite-valiant-mustang-license-tags-signature.png]
How to buy a '71-73 Mustang:
Rule #1: Assume all classic car sellers are guilty until proven innocent.
Rule #2: No classic car dealer is ever innocent; thus, they are all guilty.
Rule #3: Buy from trustworthy people: Fellow forum members. Visit 7173Mustang's For Sale forum.
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