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Greetings from California
#1
Hi folks,

I found this site just futzing around thinking about my poor poor 73 coupe, sitting at my parents place for almost 15 years.

Long story short, I bought it, brought it with me to college where it blew a head gasket. Poor student me couldn't afford to fix it, so my parents loaned me money for a more responsible and reliable car ('93 Saturn Sedan) and took the mustang in trade with the intention of selling it to recoup some of the costs.

Time went on and it never went anywhere, and every few years I get the idea that maybe I could make it drivable again. Then I go visit it at my folks' place and get discouraged.

Hoping to move into a place with a garage sometime in the next year, so hopefully I can convince my parents and my wife to let me park it there while I make it somewhat presentable again.

The car is nothing special. I've actually hated the color since I bought it, but it was cheap (towed, impounded, owner never picked it up) and I wanted an old car so I grabbed it.

its a 1973 coupe, 250 I6 with a 3 speed on the floor. Here's a quick video I made a while back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAOocyCPt...89&index=2
#2
Welcome from Arkansas
cool video including the rats nest...lol...hope to see it running soon
#3
One rat power and it escaped! Too bad.

I kind of like the car. I like the yellow and black.

Welcome from coastal Alabama!

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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??
#4
good luck . i feel sorry for you and the car.
#5
Welcome from western Tennessee! welcome

Looks like you've got some cleaning up to do, but from what I could see from the video, it looks to be fairly solid. Good luck with it.

Ron
Rusty, a 1973 Mach 1, needs a lot of work.
Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.
El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.
Bubba, my 1994 F150, daily driver
Formerly, a 1973 Ford Mustang Coupe - a work in progress, then a car-b-qued banana.
#6
welcome for San Diego
#7
Welcome to the site. I'm sure you will find a lot of inspiration here. A lot of 7173's have been brought back that looked a lot worse than that. The I6 should be easy to get running. The racing mirrors are a nice option.
#8
welcome From San Diego. Congrats you found us!Big Grin I'm sure you will find this forum very helpful in bringing your Coupe back to life.
#9
Thanks guys! I'm not even close to starting a resto, but just finding this site has already given me lots of ideas. I'm really happy to have found a forum just for the big mustangs. Always been one for the less common/popular cars. Cheers!

I found a couple pictures from a while back. I do feel guilty about the state she's in, but her days aren't over yet!

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#10
Welcome from Oklahoma.

I am with Don on the colors. Yellow/black is an impressive combo. The (black) vinyl top looks great on that bodystyle as well.

The factory 6 cylinder cars are becoming neat to see. So many have been cannibalized or just crushed. I like to see them. Since your car has personal history, it will make you a fun project!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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