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Kool things Ford workers left behind when they were building your car
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I decided to start this post after posting pics of all the parts I found under the carpet of my 72 Bright Lime convertible I have posted for sale in the Classified section. You can go there to see the pics rest of the pics. There were new nuts, bolts, screws, clips, small empty containers for sealants/glue, plastic tie wraps, and other things I don't even have a name for! And then there were the scissors clunking around in the back of the front passenger seat!
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 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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Found this mystery number (#39) on my 73 convertible. Possibly an assembly line rotation number, on the back side of the panel between the rear seat and the trunk.


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1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
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(03-07-2018, 09:28 AM)rackerm Wrote: Found this mystery number (#39) on my 73 convertible. Possibly an assembly line rotation number, on the back side of the panel between the rear seat and the trunk.



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VERY COOL!! I forgot to send the pics of the build sheets on the yellow vert I sold which was originally Copper. Here you go...

 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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Coolest THING I have is a Ford "employee pass" from the 63 prototype car

personal Tv taking out to be repaired !  

mark
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(03-07-2018, 12:27 PM)evken1959 Wrote:
(03-07-2018, 09:28 AM)rackerm Wrote: Found this mystery number (#39) on my 73 convertible. Possibly an assembly line rotation number, on the back side of the panel between the rear seat and the trunk.

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VERY COOL!! I forgot to send the pics of the build sheets on the yellow vert I sold which was originally Copper. Here you go...

Thanks!

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
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(03-07-2018, 02:59 PM)SVO2SCJ Wrote: Coolest THING I have is a Ford "employee pass" from the 63 prototype car

personal Tv taking out to be repaired !  

mark
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OMG!!

 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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I do not have a picture of it but when I pulled the long console out of the 1972 Q code Mach 1 T-5 there was a cigarette melted into the carpet. Someone had put their cig. down and then someone put the console over it and screwed it down.
In the 73 vert I have there was a 7/16" swivel head socket inside the left quarter where the glass rolls down.
In the 73 Black vert I have it had the build sheet that gives the special instructions on the bottom to install Argent Front Bumper. I sent copy to Marti and it was the first time he had ever seen one. He did not know that 73 special paint cars came with Argent front bumpers.
David
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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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(03-08-2018, 12:16 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I do not have a picture of it but when I pulled the long console out of the 1972 Q code Mach 1 T-5 there was a cigarette melted into the carpet. Someone had put their cig. down and then someone put the console over it and screwed it down.
In the 73 vert I have there was a 7/16" swivel head socket inside the left quarter where the glass rolls down.
In the 73 Black vert I have it had the build sheet that gives the special instructions on the bottom to install Argent Front Bumper. I sent copy to Marti and it was the first time he had ever seen one. He did not know that 73 special paint cars came with Argent front bumpers.
David
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OMG David! I also have a 1973 Special order black convertible (Q code, auto) and it has an argent front bumper! I assumed someone had swapped it or painted it! The car is currently undergoing a resto. Cool stuff indeed!!

 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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(03-08-2018, 02:24 PM)kevken1959 Wrote:
(03-08-2018, 12:16 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: I do not have a picture of it but when I pulled the long console out of the 1972 Q code Mach 1 T-5 there was a cigarette melted into the carpet. Someone had put their cig. down and then someone put the console over it and screwed it down.
In the 73 vert I have there was a 7/16" swivel head socket inside the left quarter where the glass rolls down.
In the 73 Black vert I have it had the build sheet that gives the special instructions on the bottom to install Argent Front Bumper. I sent copy to Marti and it was the first time he had ever seen one. He did not know that 73 special paint cars came with Argent front bumpers.
David
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OMG David! I also have a 1973 Special order black convertible (Q code, auto) and it has an argent front bumper! I assumed someone had swapped it or painted it! The car is currently undergoing a resto. Cool stuff indeed!!

I think I posted a scanned copy of it on here you might search. I will have to go find the scan. Did you look for your build sheet? The fillers in front of the rear bumper should also be Argent. These pictures are of another one I say on Ebay last year for sale. It had original paint. He had never looked for the build sheet. There were three Special Items on my car Marti nor I could figure out the other two. Something about wheels and hood. There are fragments of side stripes showing on the door ends also. Special build items do not show up in Marti's reports because he does not have that data.
The 71 & 72 cars got chrome bumpers. 73 Ford did not want to have to make the special paint with the flex agent in it for the odd colors so they chose to put Argent bumpers and fillers in.
You should for sure put back original. My build sheet is proof positive they did do that.
David
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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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The best thing we ever found was a bakelite plastic coffee cup with the old FOMOCO logo on it inside the door of a 1961 Starliner.  It was in very good shape and still had coffee stains in it.

I do not know what happened to it - my father used it for many years in his shop.

- Paul
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