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my new 72 'vert

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Stang 
My mid-life "project" car.

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-Dan

Crazy! Fun!

"What!? You wanna buy a '72 mustang convertible and fix it up?!  That's CRAZY!... sounds FUN!"
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Secluff describes your car to a "t".  I echo the previous posts, on being a very nicely ordered car. Recognizing what you do with it it is right for you, taking its appearance back to stock, with either a white or black roof would look terrific. Please post any updates.

Bookend 71 b1, scj convertible.
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The challenge is to just get started... every week or so, my son (16) comes by with a new friend or two and wants to "show off" his ol' man's 'stang, and take it for a spin around the neightborhood.

Then again, it's now Sept here in CO... so I would imagine within a month or two, I'll want to stop driving it anyway, weather-wise. So maybe that'll be the catalyst that causes me to actually, seriously start tearing it down.

I'm still debating what all to do with it and how much to try and keep it original, especially since it's already not original.

One thing I'm debating: the transmission shifts pretty rough, so I'm sure it'll need some attention, which has me wondering if it's crazy (or too crazy, rather) to just swap in a manual transmission. That would be tons of fun to drive, but maybe that's just stupid. Heh.

I'm learning a ton already, though.

Crazy! Fun!

-Dan

"What!? You wanna buy a '72 mustang convertible and fix it up?!  That's CRAZY!... sounds FUN!"
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(09-03-2018, 01:42 PM)“drsharp Wrote: The challenge is to just get started... every week or so, my son (16) comes by with a new friend or two and wants to "show off" his ol' man's 'stang, and take it for a spin around the neightborhood.

Then again, it's now Sept here in CO... so I would imagine within a month or two, I'll want to stop driving it anyway, weather-wise. So maybe that'll be the catalyst that causes me to actually, seriously start tearing it down.

I'm still debating what all to do with it and how much to try and keep it original, especially since it's already not original.

One thing I'm debating: the transmission shifts pretty rough, so I'm sure it'll need some attention, which has me wondering if it's crazy (or too crazy, rather) to just swap in a manual transmission. That would be tons of fun to drive, but maybe that's just stupid. Heh.

I'm learning a ton already, though.

Crazy! Fun!

-Dan

Very common upgrade. I went from FMX auto to a T5 (5 speed). Check modern driveline. They have the bits you need for the conversion. I will say it is like driving  completely different car.

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.

- Jason


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(09-03-2018, 07:19 PM)73pony Wrote:
(09-03-2018, 01:42 PM)“drsharp Wrote: The challenge is to just get started... every week or so, my son (16) comes by with a new friend or two and wants to "show off" his ol' man's 'stang, and take it for a spin around the neightborhood.

Then again, it's now Sept here in CO... so I would imagine within a month or two, I'll want to stop driving it anyway, weather-wise. So maybe that'll be the catalyst that causes me to actually, seriously start tearing it down.

I'm still debating what all to do with it and how much to try and keep it original, especially since it's already not original.

One thing I'm debating: the transmission shifts pretty rough, so I'm sure it'll need some attention, which has me wondering if it's crazy (or too crazy, rather) to just swap in a manual transmission. That would be tons of fun to drive, but maybe that's just stupid. Heh.

I'm learning a ton already, though.

Crazy! Fun!

-Dan

Very common upgrade. I went from FMX auto to a T5 (5 speed). Check modern driveline. They have the bits you need for the conversion. I will say it is like driving  completely different car.
I took a look in Marti's book and here are some numbers on the manual transmission in 72 Vert.
There was a total of 837 with 3 or 4 speed so not so common. That is from a total of 6,401 convertibles made that year. I just recently parted out a 72 vert with 3 speed and they only made 82 of those.
The real rare one is the HO 4 speed they made 10 of those. There were 201 Q code 4 speed also pretty rare.
If you do swap it over and use stock components you need to find a donor car that has everything you need. The pedal assembly is different between power brake and manual but the 3 and 4 speed pedals are the same. Can get a little pricey even with aftermarket parts. Pretty much everything from the crank shaft back to the rear end has to change along with the pedals and linkage.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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(09-02-2018, 10:29 AM)rackerm Wrote:
(09-02-2018, 07:52 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Steve pretty much covered what your questions were. 
I did think that you could get the NASA hood as  a stand alone option. It came with the 351 Q code in 72 but the black out and hood locks were also an option and could not be had separate.
On the air conditioner. I hear this at shows all the time, my 73 vert has air. Everyone wants to know why you have air on a vert. Obviously they have never owned a vert. If you ride with the top down you will get cooked by the sun. Better wear lots of sun screen, lol. If you have the top up it gets hot so the air is a great option I feel.
Now a question for you. My 73 vert had white top and CW white comfort weave interior. What is the color of your top well liner? That is the well where the top drops into when down.
You car has lots of great options. I just went to look at a parts car with similar options but have not made a deal.
Hope you make it through your crisis with a little money left.

Dave,

I have never seen any other well liner color, but black. The color of the boot cover should match the interior color, with the exception of cars with white interior which came with black boot covers. At least my old 73 vert I had back in 1975 with white interior had a black boot cover. 

I am always looking to learn something new about our cars Dave, were there other combinations?

The well liner is one area I am not sure of. The California vert 73 I have came to me with a white well liner and i did change to a black one that was in better shape. I do not know what was available just curious.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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Nice vert. I have a white top and a white comfort weave interior. It looks great but they are hard to keep clean. You don't see many white tops and that what my car was delivered with.



John J
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#8
Nice car looks like the hood , stripes and spoiler was added. I like the black top. Your car was sold 15 mins from where I grew up.

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#9
Your car looks great. I love our cars in white.

Scott
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