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Greetings from Finland
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Hi to all!

My name is Jarkko and I live in Hämeenlinna, Finland with my wife and daughter. Since childhood I've dreamed about owning a Mustang and I finally got it last year. I bought 1972 Hardtop, a running project car at decent condition. Originally it had 250cui V6 engine on it but someone swap it to 429cui V8 with C6 gearbox. No complaint there   Big Grin 

Buying a project car was a big challenge for me as I have never really build or fixed car, but I wanted to learn. Best learning method is to do it yourself. Youtube and forums have helped a lot as well as workshop manuals and guide books. I'll try to do everything by myself except welding and serious bodywork.

I am member of Ford Mustang Owners’ Club of Finland we have over 4000 members and we are very active. This forum I found when searching info about 72 mustangs, because in here early Mustangs are from years 64 1/2 - 69, I was glad to find this forum Smile

That's about the background, let us focus on the car...

So what I have done so far;
- installed 1" lower suspension and shock absorbers
- changed rear drum brakes to disc brakes
- replaced lower and upper arm
- swap rear end friction bars to disc (didn't do it myself)
- ripped off all electric wires, going to build new ones from scrap.

And a lot to do... aim is to get it on street end of June.


At the moment the car is in paintshop and hoping to get it back to garage next week.


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runninpony 
Welcome from Omaha!
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#3
Hello and welcome from Germany.

Juergen
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#4
Welcome from Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

That's quite an engine upgrade! ;-)
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#5
[I'll try to do everything by myself except welding and serious bodywork.]
I did same and totally get the line you do not want to cross (for now).

For what its worth, at some point, I've invested in a good welding machine. Now days I'd say, welding sound more scary than it really is and its kind of a must have. Its amazing how often I use this thing, from simple fixes to custom parts fabrication. Cost of bit of time to actually close holes rather than making new ones for sure, but once you master it a bit, its a very valuable tool that will save you lots of money in the long run, save you the many runs to the "guy who has a welding machine" and will also open you a whole new kind of possibilities. No more plan B's.

Nice to see another 7173 in the process of being saved,
Welcome from the northern Netherlands!

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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Welcome from Oklahoma. Tell your friends about the site.
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#7
Welcome from northern California.

mike

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#8
Welcome from Iowa.

'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.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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Welcome from Alabama.

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#10
Hello and Welcome from California!!
This site is the one you need for help.

Bru
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