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Hello!
#1
Hi everybody, I am very excited to find such a cool site! I've lurked on other mustang forums, but they didn't have much focus on the 71-73, so I never joined. I am on forums with my other vehicles and its amazing how much they get you excited about your car!
I am 16 and have loved cars since I was about 2 years old. I saved up all my money in hopes to one day buy a classic car. When I was about 10 I started buying and selling things on ebay and thats how I got enough money to buy the Mustang on my own. It is a 71 convertible with a 302. It was red from the factory with about half original paint. It has a black top and black interior. Last summer I got my dream highschool job at a classic car restoration shop called Precision Classics. I worked full time over the summer and now they are letting me use the shop to repaint my car. This means I can get it done for just the price of supplies and I will lean a ton along the way.

Here are some pictures when I bought it.

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1971 Mustang convertible- My first car bought when I was 12 in 2008, re painted by me in 2013 with help from my boss and my dad! Still making it perfect!
#2
Hi Chris - welcome to the site from snowy central Ohio. Nice looking Mustang! Are you going to keep the car the original red?

Steve
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed
#3
Welcome from coastal Alabama! Cool car and cool story. Good job!

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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
Steve73QMach1;102886 Wrote:Hi Chris - welcome to the site from snowy central Ohio. Nice looking Mustang! Are you going to keep the car the original red?
Thanks! Im gonna go with more of a restomod/custom type thing. I will paint it Beryllium orange like they had on Saleens.

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A photoshop I did on a 71. (not my car)
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I photoshopped Obsidian71's rendering of his super awesome tail lights.

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1971 Mustang convertible- My first car bought when I was 12 in 2008, re painted by me in 2013 with help from my boss and my dad! Still making it perfect!
#5
Welcome from Arkansas. Great looking car. Just in case you don't know, you have 1 of only 6121 mustang verts built in 71. not many of those left so do what you want but be aware it is a rare car.
#6
Welcome to the forum from Ontario Canada....nice looking vert!

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
#7
Thanks everybody! Yes I am aware that it's a rare car, and I respect that, but this is my first car and I plan on keeping it for a loooong time. I am building it as my dream car, and my dream car isn't stock... Haha.

1971 Mustang convertible- My first car bought when I was 12 in 2008, re painted by me in 2013 with help from my boss and my dad! Still making it perfect!
#8
Chris' 71 vert;102906 Wrote:Thanks everybody! Yes I am aware that it's a rare car, and I respect that, but this is my first car and I plan on keeping it for a loooong time. I am building it as my dream car, and my dream car isn't stock... Haha.

When I was 15 I bought my first, 63 short wide C10, 235 6cyl, 3 on the tree for 300 and it ran great. first thing it got was V8 power, auto trans, tilt and tele column, and cold air. Dad said "boy, you are ruining a perfect truck". Now I look back and he was right, but I still own that truck and i don't regret one thing I did to it.
#9
Welcome from Alabama Nice Mustang.

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#10
Pretty good photos. Keep us posted on the paint.

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