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EL Grandé
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A few photos of the EL Grandé project from down under.
The original front end was rusted out. The LH chassis rail had a rust hole you could poke your finger right through.
The entire front end including the fire wall was removed and then an Aussie EL Falcon front clip was placed in position.
The car was firmly attached to a steel frame to eliminate movement once level, square and the wheelbase was correct.
Many months of spare time were spent fabricating and adding in sections to fill the gaps and make it all work.
It all worked in the end. EL Grandé is road registered and Right Hand Drive.
The EL Falcon front suspension, rack and pinion steering, 4 wheel disc brakes combined with the original 351 Cleveland, FMX and 9" make this a car that is much nicer to drive than my Mach1.
Would I do it again or recommend someone else do this? Not bloody likely!!!


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That's a beaut mate!
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#3
that is completely insane but I LOVE it!!

Any more pictures of the front? from the side you would never know the difference!

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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mwilson7;282690 Wrote:that is completely insane but I LOVE it!!

Any more pictures of the front? from the side you would never know the difference!

There is a picture of the front of EL Grandé in the gallery 1972 section. I did modify the grill a bit. A couple of hours with a dremil, some epoxy glue and some honeycomb plastic from ebay tranformed the 73 egg crate grill. I intended to maintain a factory look. The painted rocker covers and original air cleaner help create that illusion.
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Wow that is one beautiful Ride 😎 Regards Lars

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#6
That is awesome!

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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#7
Great idea and a great way to save an old Mustang. Thanks for doing it! The results are awesome. I love the color and the 'El Grandé' lettering is a great touch.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#8
That is just Awesome. I love the name "El Grandé" Nicely done!!!

Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

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