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hello from austria
#1
hi to all,

i live in vienna, austria and have a few mustangs. my name is abudi and i'm 41 years old. i grew up in kuwait and my dad always drove american cars which explains my love to theses cars. since driving a V8 is rather expensive here, i waited a while until i first bought V8. unlike my dad i always liked the ford mustang. so 6 years ago i bought my first mustang and what a disappointment it was. the guy who sold me the 66 coupe knew he was selling a pile of junk... fortunately i was able to give the car back. i then bought a 1968 coupe from a canadian fellow (which explains my user name). sold that car too because i always like the big ones.

now the 71-73 story begins. i started off with a 1972 convertible which was in vienna for a few years. it looked amazing so i bought it....BIG MISTAKE! always take a mustang pro along when you buy a car!! here is the reason why:
http://v8austria.bplaced.net/72mustang/7...lcome.html

next up was a 1969 mach1. after having restored my convertible i figured restoring a 69 would be a walk in the park. it was easier but NOT a walk in the park.
http://v8austria.bplaced.net/69mustang/6...lcome.html

after completion of the 69 and the convertible i figured it's enough now. i was chatting with a friend in switzerland (CH) and since i bought a lot of NOS parts from him he asked me if i was interested in a new project. i rejected at first since i already had 2 cars until he said it was a 351 boss....well never say never. this boss was a really rare find. i mean a 351B in general is rare, but finding a swiss export model that was fully loaded...now that was rare. i found a few in 351Bs in germany and i was told around 9 went to CH in 1971.
here are a few links to my facebook gallery:
Part1
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=12...78c75d0e31
Part2
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=15...b00187f198
Part3
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21...26a61b5e90

now to my 4th car...i figured since i already have 3 the 4th one would really have to be a special one. in a way i wanted to own a car from the first generation too. it had to be a coupe since i already had the nicest convertible and the 2 sportsroofs. so, again, i was chatting with a friend here in austria and he said a k-coupe is missing in you collection. that's when it hit me and i remembered that there was a guy who wanted to sell his k-code for around 3 years. the appreciation for such a rare car isn't given here in europe, which explains why it took him 3 years to sell a k-coupe that came from oklahoma (meaning it was rust free). i don't have too many pictures of the special k because i haven't started restoring it yet.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=23...9bd22f9dc2

well thats about it. i hope i kinda fit in here.
merry chirstmas
abudi
#2
Welcome to the forums! Glad to have you aboard! Great stories about your cars! can't wait to see and hear more!

welcome

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#3
Welcome to the Forum !!!

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#4
Welcome to the site. At least here we are not orphans.welcome
#5
I think you will fit in just find here. Not afraid to get dirty either I see. Good job. Mark welcome

My garage http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage...rxt_uid=40

73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
#6
thanks for the warm hearted welcome. yeah i love to get my hand dirty :-) can't seem to get enough of it.
having a big body mustang here in europe is very special and driving around with it in vienna is amazing. i kinda got used to being an orphan since there aren't many of us 71-73s. i started a poll in one of the biggest forums in germany and we ended up being 50 cars.....in austria, germany, switzerland, belgium, luxemburg, netherland.

no a whole lot :-(

abudi
#7
(12-23-2010, 01:15 PM)canadian_red_maple_leaf Wrote: thanks for the warm hearted welcome. yeah i love to get my hand dirty :-) can't seem to get enough of it.
having a big body mustang here in europe is very special and driving around with it in vienna is amazing. i kinda got used to being an orphan since there aren't many of us 71-73s. i started a poll in one of the biggest forums in germany and we ended up being 50 cars.....in austria, germany, switzerland, belgium, luxemburg, netherland.

no a whole lot :-(

abudi
Well, you have found a home that appreciates these cars as much as you do! Tell your other forum mates to check us out also! Big Grin

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#8
will do rocketfoot, but most of them hardly speak english. i will pass it on though :-)
#9
Herzlich Willkommen. This is a great site. The members are friendly and helpful. I think you will enjoy it.

Chuck
Oklahoma
#10
danke schoen chuck für die nette begrüssung :-)

in english: thanks chuck for the warm hearted welcome.
my k-code coupe came from oklahoma....good dry state. no rust issues but the interior and the rubber is pretty much DEAD.

abudi
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