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My 73 Mach 1 Restomod
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I've been posting here and there as I've been getting things done but I figured I'd start a build thread.
Here is a little back story on this car. The car has 36K original miles on it. Some question if the miles are true or not but I don't know how to tell for sure but some of the things I see really don't leave me to believe that it's 136K.
The car was a barn find by my brother back in 2000 when it had 32K miles on it. The person who he bought it from said it was ordered and purchased by them. The car ended up in a nasty divorce and sat for 27 years. When my brother got the car he put a set of 3:89's, ram-air, painted and added the strips and an electronic (Mallory) distributor on. From there over the last 16 years he only put 4K miles on it and let it sit in the mud! For years I tried to get this car off him so I could do what needed to be done. Well the day came that I got a text saying 8500 and she's yours. I accepted without hesitation.
Over the last year I've started to take things apart and clean up what I can. The interior was factory white and just not my cup of tea. Since I have no intention on ever getting rid of this car I had no problem changing the color of the factory door panels and plastic. With the exception of those door panels and plastic parts everything else that would come off this car will be boxed for safe keeping.
I started by pulling all the interior apart. I found that the floors are not in too bad a shape all things considered. The drivers side front would need to replaced along with the trunk floor. I know the cowl leaks but I don't know the extent of it's damage. The car is garage kept now so no more water coming in. I'll eventually get to fixing that. Keep in mind this is my first time doing anything like this so don't hit me too hard! Lol. I hit the floors with a wire wheel and hit the rust with navel jelly before spraying it with rustoleum.
Parts I have gathered for my near future install include, trunk floor, driver side floor, TKO 600, AP mean street clutch, AP white lightning shifter, FPA headers with Pypes mufflers (haven't decided on H or X pipe, new stock replacement A arms and lower control arms, Eaton springs 1" lowered, TCP 4.5 mid eye leafsprings, I get the shock towers for the 72 so I could use my bilstein sport shocks, Lakewood Bellhousing (I know it's over kill but 250 more dollars is cheap piece of mind), Blue Thunder intake, Quickfuel 750 slayer carb, G3 alternator setup and all new carpet with custom TMI seats. The seats I ordered are in the pics.
I also ordered a new center gauge bezel so I didn't cut up the factory one to install the gauges I wanted. I also added blue LED's the dash gauges.
Here are some pics of my progress. I'll update my pics as they come along. I have a friend with a lift in his garage who is going to help with the rest.
Thanks for looking!


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#2
Nice looking ride.

'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)

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#3
Nice start! Good looking ride! Love the progress

movie stars with addictions go to the Betty Ford clinic,
I take my addiction to the Henry Ford clinic.Haha
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#4
Very nice! Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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#5
Nicely done!!!!

Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

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#6
Looks like a cool project! Cant wait to see more from this one Smile

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Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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#7
Looking good!

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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#8
Looks good. Keep us posted.
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#9
You have great taste and vision. I'm glad it ended up in your hands. Looking forward to more pics. Well done.
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73' mach 1;283701 Wrote:I've been posting here and there as I've been getting things done but I figured I'd start a build thread.
Here is a little back story on this car. The car has 36K original miles on it. Some question if the miles are true or not but I don't know how to tell for sure but some of the things I see really don't leave me to believe that it's 136K.
The car was a barn find by my brother back in 2000 when it had 32K miles on it. The person who he bought it from said it was ordered and purchased by them. The car ended up in a nasty divorce and sat for 27 years. When my brother got the car he put a set of 3:89's, ram-air, painted and added the strips and an electronic (Mallory) distributor on. From there over the last 16 years he only put 4K miles on it and let it sit in the mud! For years I tried to get this car off him so I could do what needed to be done. Well the day came that I got a text saying 8500 and she's yours. I accepted without hesitation.
Over the last year I've started to take things apart and clean up what I can. The interior was factory white and just not my cup of tea. Since I have no intention on ever getting rid of this car I had no problem changing the color of the factory door panels and plastic. With the exception of those door panels and plastic parts everything else that would come off this car will be boxed for safe keeping.
I started by pulling all the interior apart. I found that the floors are not in too bad a shape all things considered. The drivers side front would need to replaced along with the trunk floor. I know the cowl leaks but I don't know the extent of it's damage. The car is garage kept now so no more water coming in. I'll eventually get to fixing that. Keep in mind this is my first time doing anything like this so don't hit me too hard! Lol. I hit the floors with a wire wheel and hit the rust with navel jelly before spraying it with rustoleum.
Parts I have gathered for my near future install include, trunk floor, driver side floor, TKO 600, AP mean street clutch, AP white lightning shifter, FPA headers with Pypes mufflers (haven't decided on H or X pipe, new stock replacement A arms and lower control arms, Eaton springs 1" lowered, TCP 4.5 mid eye leafsprings, I get the shock towers for the 72 so I could use my bilstein sport shocks, Lakewood Bellhousing (I know it's over kill but 250 more dollars is cheap piece of mind), Blue Thunder intake, Quickfuel 750 slayer carb, G3 alternator setup and all new carpet with custom TMI seats. The seats I ordered are in the pics.
I also ordered a new center gauge bezel so I didn't cut up the factory one to install the gauges I wanted. I also added blue LED's the dash gauges.
Here are some pics of my progress. I'll update my pics as they come along. I have a friend with a lift in his garage who is going to help with the rest.
Thanks for looking!

Nice progress Chris! Have a great Christmas...see ya some time soon.

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