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Hello from Japan
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runninpony 
Greetings from Japan,

I was able to buy 2 1973 Mach1 Q-code in quite a rough shape. (all matching numbers).
My plan is to restore 1 out of two cars - it has to be the red one because this car came with papers.
Black one would be donor car - if anything is usable Smile
Both of these cars has been sitting for a very long time so not sure about condition of engine, but it turns by hand Smile
Not sure why but the front grill/lights are different on both of them - but vin confirms that both are 1973
Hope I can do it Smile

Few photos (more I will post on Build Thread):
Red one:

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Black one:

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#3
Hello from Mississippi. Glad to welcome a new International member. The reason the front grills look different between the two cars is the red one is a 73 and the dark car is a 71-72 style. You mentioned both were Q code cars so more than likely the dark one is a 72 since 71 Q code Mustangs are extremely rare. I do see some things such as the front fender upper marker lamps that were just one of many things that were required in Japan on the import vehicles.
We are fortunate to have a forum member that owns a 71 429 CJ Mach1 that was imported to Japan when new. Mwilson7 would probably be glad to answer any questions you may have on those special Mustangs as he is very knowledgeable on them.
Welcome to your new Mustang home.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#4
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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#5
Welcome from Virginia. I'm sure will will find a lot of great info here.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#6
Welcome from San Diego California.

- Mike
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#7
Welcome to the site from Seattle. I'm wondering if the red car has been repainted. You don't see red paint with avocado interior every day. If its original there's gotta be a story behind it.

Scott
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#8
Welcome from Finland!

Why don't you restore them both? Smile

Good to hear you salvage atleast one them Smile
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Red one - actually it has been repainted. Original color was Dark Green Metalic.
I can only restore "red" one - the other black has no papers (no title).
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runninpony 
Welcome from Omaha!
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