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fixing it up
#1
Well, my wife and I bought a 72 convertible with an H code somewhat naively and of course my head's swimming about all the cool stuff I can do to it (dual exhaust--add a RAM-AIR, uprgrade wheels, etc...)
After the fact we discovered it really needs a lot---top doesn't seal at all--windows don't align! Hoping it's not too expensive to fix.
If anyone has experience with that issue I would be particularly interested in hearing about it.
#2
Welcome to the money pit. Ever here of people selling cars and saying that they've got $10,000 invested in it and are willing to part with it for say $7,000? Well that's where I'm at. Only, after 32 years of ownership, I've never parted with it.

Driving down the street and having everyone, yes everyone look at you [I mean - your car] is priceless.

Welcome to the club. This is the best forum that I've found.
1973 Mach 1 - Medium Bright Yellow - (in restoration mode)
#3
i blew over 40k in 5 years in repairs. welcome to the pit Big Grin
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#4
Welcome to the forums! The financial strain is common for any type of restoration, but you have come to the right place for all the info you need to get your project underway! I hope you enjoy the 71-73 forums!

welcome
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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
#5
welcome Its a Vert remember top & windows down,sunny days here we come Cool Worry about one thing at a time and it really don't seem so bad.
#6
Welcome to the forum glad to have you.
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(11-10-2010, 10:46 PM)rhino325 Wrote: Well, my wife and I bought a 72 convertible with an H code somewhat naively and of course my head's swimming about all the cool stuff I can do to it (dual exhaust--add a RAM-AIR, uprgrade wheels, etc...)
After the fact we discovered it really needs a lot---top doesn't seal at all--windows don't align! Hoping it's not too expensive to fix.
If anyone has experience with that issue I would be particularly interested in hearing about it.

Thanks for all the welcome posts! I'll put pictures up as soon as I can get some...
#8
Welcome to the club! I think I posted the same post you did about 3 months ago. I'm sure BT (Cobra 3073) will chime in shortly to help you get your head on straight, as he did with me. It's some of the best advice I've been given about how to approach doing all the cool things you want to do, and your head is swimming. Of course, you'll still spend as much money as you can (or can't Smile) afford, but it will help you see through all the stars in your eyes. Big Grin

I've got a 73 convertible and don't have roof issues, but I do have rear window sealing issues. I'm not to that project yet, but when I get there, it will be nice to have someone else to swap frustration stories with.

Anyway, welcome, and please post pics ASAP!

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
#9
WELCOME aboard RHINO325!

You are in GREAT company as there are a number of convertible owners on the site who have expressed great willingness to share their experience.

As to any "issues" you are having, please post them up in the appropriate forum so that they may receive the most relevant responses - - I am sure that we have people who have gone through the same thing. Believe me, you have found a home.

Again, WELCOME!!


BT
Do the RIGHT thing.
#10
Welcome to the site.

My top leaks badly as well. Sometime I'll replace the seals and adjust the windows.
Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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