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New Mustang owner....maybe
#1
I may be the owner of a 1973 convertible. Long story of how I got here, but I'll find out tomorrow if this is a good deal tomorrow.

I'm trying to figure out how to find some of the odds and ends it needs I found some nice door panels I like. I need some rearview mirrors.

I have a Corvette and can tell you about every nut and bolt in the car, I'm not familiar with the Fords, or Mustangs. FWIW I'm not one of "those" corvette guys. NO gold chains, open shirts, etc...

Anyway, I have some plans for this and just wanted to start reading up to see what I'm getting myself into.
#2
Welcome from Arkansas. If 71-73 mustangs are your interest, you have come to the right place. Hope you get the car and look forward to seeing some pics
#3
Thanks. I have a good friend who does restorations looking at it tomorrow for me. I'm optimistic. It will need work, but nothing I can't do. I just don't do paint, anything else is in my scope.

I'm sure I have a lot of learning to do to catch up on Mustangs. Thanks in advance for all the help.
#4
Welcome from East Texas. I would love to have a vert but the wife would kill me. Good luck.
#5
Welcome from Morris County, NJ!
#6
Welcome to the site from Virginia. I'm sure you will find plenty of great info here. Just ask if you can't find it. Good luck with the purchase and post up some pics.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#7
jsup;167701 Wrote:I may be the owner of a 1973 convertible. Long story of how I got here, but I'll find out tomorrow if this is a good deal tomorrow.

I'm trying to figure out how to find some of the odds and ends it needs I found some nice door panels I like. I need some rearview mirrors.

I have a Corvette and can tell you about every nut and bolt in the car, I'm not familiar with the Fords, or Mustangs. FWIW I'm not one of "those" corvette guys. NO gold chains, open shirts, etc...

Anyway, I have some plans for this and just wanted to start reading up to see what I'm getting myself into.

Welcome from the beautiful NW. The jump from a Vette to a Mustang will not be that painful. I have bounced between Chevelles, Impalas and Mustangs. Unlike GM, Ford did not build a car and drop whatever engine into it. Ford built the car around the engine. So, make sure the car you buy has the engine you want. Also, Mustangs are unibody so you cannot remove the body and find a frame.

As far as parts, most are available through reproduction companies such as National Parts Depot, CJ Mustang Parts and Macs. Whatever you cannot find in a reproduction are likely available as NOS on eBay. Finally, you have come to the right place for support and networking.
#8
Welcome from Rhode Island.

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Iyman
1972 Mustang convertible run_horse  
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#9
Welcome from west Michigan. Good luck with the 'vert. You'll find these cars to be some of the best driving early 70's cars out there... not to say thay can't be improved! Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#10
Welcome from TriCities WA.
-jbojo

-john
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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

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