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Hello from Arkansas
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I have a 73 Mach 1 H code that I'm currently restoring. I bought it out of an old school junk yard. My car and a Pinto were the only "late models" he had. We had to cut down a tree and move a '56 Victoria just to get it out. My friends and coworkers all laughed and made fun of the pictures of the "rust bucket" I had bought. I have been told that "those" Mustangs are not worth a rotisserie restoration. Nobody around here has ever restored one. I have no local references, regarding the big body Stangs. I hope this forom will provide me some insight and help, cause I'm going in really deep. I have labeled and bagged every thing I took off. I have parts stored everywhere. This car had some cool old school mods, fat 60's on the rear, and air shocks. It is a real Mach, factory air, and 8 track. Car came Medium Blue Metallic. I got the car it was 95% complete. The resent pics show front clip off and no motor or tranny. The older pics are either junk yard or the day I brought her home. Check out the stripes, they fade from white to black. That was a later upgrade, not a dealer option. A paint shop did that. Anyway, glad to have found this forom, hope to get some advice from you guys. Does anyone make any cowl parts for the 71-73. I have a piece I need to replace, I think they call it the top hat. Looks like a upside down funnel and there are two inside the cowl area, drivers side and pass side. Keeps the water out of the floor board yet allows air to flow in. One of mine is trashed. Thanks for reading. Glad to be here.


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Welcome from Chesapeake, VA love the 73! Good luck
#3
Welcome aboard from Wisconsin. Your Mach 1 looks like a good solid project. I don't know if anybody reproduces the top hats but here is a write of a cowl repair that includes the fabrication of a top hat.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-anoth...owl+repair

Jayson
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94 Jeep Wrangler

#4
Welcome from northern California.

mike

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Welcome from central Alabama.

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Welcome to the site.....and thanks for saving a 71/73 from certain demise!

Brett
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Welcome from Nashville, my car is in similar shape and im still in the "bag and tag" stage. Good Luck with your car.

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#8
Welcome from Indiana, you wrote...

"My friends and coworkers all laughed and made fun of the pictures of the "rust bucket" I had bought. I have been told that "those" Mustangs are not worth a rotisserie restoration. Nobody around here has ever restored one."

You won't here that around here just encouragement, "virtual" high fives when you have accomplished something and advice if you ask for it. as far as the cowl goes there are several threads on that by "various artists". Glad you found us. Oh and by the way keep those pics coming we love them.
#9
Good find! I really like that color combo with the black 73 Mach stripe.

Welcome from Oklahoma.

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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Welcome to the forums! Glad to have you aboard!

welcome

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