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Hi all,

New guy located in Skokie, IL here. The 1971-1973 Mustangs have always been my favorite cars since I was a little boy. A guy across the street from where I grew up in Chicago had a yellow (looked orange to me) 1972 Mach 1 and I fell in love with it. He sold it when I was around 17 or 18 but I didn't have the cash for it. A few years later I was able to get a bright red 1972 convertible with black top, basic black interior, dog dish hubcaps, Mach 1 hood, auto trans and 351C engine. Unfortunately, the frame rotted away at the steering gearbox and I couldn't afford to fix it. I had to sell it around 1998.

I now have a 4-year-old son who loves cars and we've been hitting all the shows and cruise nights we can this summer. I absolutely need to get my hands on another 1971-1973 Mustang to work on and enjoy with him. I was at a car show earlier today speaking with a cool guy who had a beautiful lime Boss 351. He told me about this website and here I am! I look forward to learning more about these awesome cars and eventually getting another one!

-Roy
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(09-14-2019, 11:58 PM)Atlas1121 Wrote: Hi all,

New guy located in Skokie, IL here. The 1971-1973 Mustangs have always been my favorite cars since I was a little boy. A guy across the street from where I grew up in Chicago had a yellow (looked orange to me) 1972 Mach 1 and I fell in love with it. He sold it when I was around 17 or 18 but I didn't have the cash for it. A few years later I was able to get a bright red 1972 convertible with black top, basic black interior, dog dish hubcaps, Mach 1 hood, auto trans and 351C engine. Unfortunately, the frame rotted away at the steering gearbox and I couldn't afford to fix it. I had to sell it around 1998.

I now have a 4-year-old son who loves cars and we've been hitting all the shows and cruise nights we can this summer. I absolutely need to get my hands on another 1971-1973 Mustang to work on and enjoy with him. I was at a car show earlier today speaking with a cool guy who had a beautiful lime Boss 351. He told me about this website and here I am! I look forward to learning more about these awesome cars and eventually getting another one!

-Roy

Hey Roy ... Al here in UK ... there's a bunch of real helpful beer drinking gear heads in here happy to help.... including me...welcome thumb

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#3
Welcome from Oklahoma.

Very cool about your son. I hope you find the perfect car for you both to enjoy.

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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runninpony 
Welcome from Omaha!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#5
Welcome from a fellow Chicagoan! Glad you joined and good luck on your search.
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#6
Welcome from SW Ontario, Canada. 
There are loads of very knowledgeable, helpful guys on this Forum. You picked the right one to join imo.
Before you buy, decide exactly what you want, what you want to pay initially, what your budget is going forward, then ask the guys here for opinions
By doing that, you'll hopefully not end up with a pile of "surprises", but a great car for you and your son.
Geoff.

I learn something new every day!
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#7
Welcome from Oregon.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#8
Welcome from Ohio. The most important thing is spending time with your son regardless of how you do it. That being said, what a better way to do that than restoring a classic Mustang.
As already mentioned above, there tons of info and help here. Good luck on your search.

Kilgon


"The only dumb question is the one not asked"
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#9
Welcome from Central New York.

Mike

I'm just fixin' to get ready to start to get going.
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#10
Welcome Roy! Nice to hear from another enthusiast. Hope you can find what you are looking for soon. Keep us updated with your progress.

Scott
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