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My 1973 Grandé
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hi !!
I am unfortunately very bad at writing here on the forum, but i thought I would share some of what I've done on my car.
I have been meaning to do this now for several years, but better late than never.
So here is a brief summary of the last three to four years.
The car is a 1973 Grandé with 351 Q-code Engine, orgina it was brown with ginger interier and brown vinyl roof.
My dad bought the car many years ago and then it was already painted red and the vinyl roof was made black with black shoe polish.
Unfortunately my dad passed away about 8 years ago and after much thinking, I decided to keep his Mustang.
The car had not received the care it deserved the last few years so there was and still is quite a lot to do on it.
I don't have time for a total renovation but i try to keep it running and in decent condition.
Most urgent were the exhaust systems, front suspension and stopping existing rust,
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I started with a new 2,5" exhaust with and new Hooker headers, the old was really bad.

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At the same time I took the opportunity to paint the undercarriage, all the wheel housings, the engine compartment and the engine to stop them from rusting more than they already had done.

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I also painted the floor on the inside and put in new anti noise material

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the gearbox also leaked a lots so I picked it down to change gaskets but this derailed and ended with the whole gearbox getting an overhaul.
There are a lot of parts in a gearbox so I hope I got everyone in the right Place.

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It also got a front spoiler

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The front suspension was also in urgent need of some new part and new shock absorbers and new 1" lower springs i also mounted 1" lowering block at te rear

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While dad owned the car we had to make some rust repairs on it and then this parts of the car where paintet but the color never got really right.
So the car was already in two different reds, you don't see it in the pictures but in reality you saw it very clearly.
Now I needed to repair more rust on it and then there would be a third red colcor on it
I didn't like that at all, so i came up with the stupid idea of painting the whole car.
I'm not going to say much about it more than the whole car has the same red color, in the picture it looks like it became god but it did not.
but I have seen worse and it have to do for now

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think it looks cool with a montecarlobar so i made one

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and that's how far I've come so far.
There are plans to install speakers in the doors and mount three point seatbelts in the back before spring.
I am also thinking about new rims 8x17 in front and 9x17 in the rear
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Maybe I can get a good price on four of these in 17" whit ET0
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#2
Everything just looks so great! Those wheels would look great under her! Greetings from Denmark Big Grin

Daniel thumb

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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#3
Glad you let us know the history of your car and all the hard work you have put into it. Keep it going for sure.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#4
‘73 Q code automatic? Do you also have a/c?

Either way, would you mind taking a few pics of the under hood vacuum hose routing? I have a 3 port valve on the water pump and 2 port in the heater hoses, and a single vacuum distributor. Photos of yours might help when I start putting everything back together (I tagged the hoses but that all got lost when the engine was pulled).

Thanks in advance.
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#5
Wow you've done a lot already. Congrats, looks great!

Scott
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#6
Only 459 Grandes were built in 1973 with the Q code automatic drivetrain.

25, 274 1973 Grandes were produced.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1971 Hardtop (parts car)
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#7
RC92234 Wrote:‘73 Q code automatic? Do you also have a/c?

Either way, would you mind taking a few pics of the under hood vacuum hose routing? I have a 3 port  valve on the water pump and 2 port in the heater hoses, and a single vacuum distributor. Photos of yours might help when I start putting everything back together (I tagged the hoses but that all got lost when the engine was pulled).

Thanks in advance.

no A/C

I don't think you have much help with how it is on my car because it's probably not like it was from the start.
Some previous owners have made some modifications to the Engine, but here are pictures of how it looks anyway.
it might be of some help

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#8
Thank you! Anything more near to the front, i.e., the valve on the water pump? And, do you have a single vacuum distributor?

I think most non-concours cars from (ahem) 50 years ago have had many modifications, but it does give me more clues as to what to do. It's a puzzle I'm trying to reassemble without a "here's what it looks like finished" example to go by.
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#9
Glad to see another Grandé getting some attention!
I like the rims. Looking for similar ones myself but want only polished aluminium as after 2 sets, I know the chrome won't last over here.
Do you have a link to these?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#10
Nice work thanks for posting.

- Mike
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