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Newbie from OK
#1
Been reading and searching the forum for awhile and decided to join today.

My son and I are in the beginning stages of his 73 'vert project car.

The previous owner purchased the car, drove it home, pulled the transmission, had it rebuilt, put it back in the car and never drove it again. Sometime in the next decade, he moved the car out of the garage to the back yard and kept it covered with a tarp…….eventually the car lost it's importance, the tarp deteriorated and was not replaced. As things go, he never got back to working on the car, went through a divorce, lost the house and had to sell the car.

A good friend told me about the car, we went and looked and figured, since it had been uncovered it was probably more than we wanted to tackle. We went back with another friend who lives and breathes mustangs…….we crawled under the car and, to our amazement, there was very little rust in the floor.

Unfortunately, the owner had never transferred the car into his name and had lost the title. I did some research and we made a deal with the owner to buy the car, contingent on acquiring a title. The owner allowed us to take possession of the car, so we trailered it to the mustang buddy's shop. Since we didn't have a title and didn't want to put money into a project we might never own, we decided to do everything we could without spending any money.

After 6 months, we received a clear title for the car, and now, the fun begins!

How we found the car.

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#2
Welcome to the site. Great story and good to hear another 73 convertible is being saved. Keep the updates coming.



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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#3
Welcome, glad you got the title. Now as you said, the fun begins.

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50 F1
73 Mach 1
86 F150
96 F150
2014 F150
Always looking
#4
Welcome from OKC!

The car looks really straight from the pic. Red is common to fade quick. Post up more pics when you can.

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)
#5
Congrats on the 73 and welcome to another convertible.welcome

Mike

Monday-Friday 9-5 Angry
Nights and WeekendsBig Grin
Driving is fun

1971 M Code Convertible
#6
Yes, the car is pretty straight…….rust in the lower quarters and will need a couple of patches in the floors…….but the rails and torque boxes are in great shape. The inner structure of the hood is rusted bad, but we are working on buying an NOS hood to replace it. In the trunk of the car we found original hood pins and a pop open gas cap still in the Ford boxes!!

It's a 302 2v, c4, factory air car, but my son wants to change it to a 5 or 6 speed and we will probably try to find a 351 to put in it. Car has factory tach and gauges and, somewhere along the line someone added a factory console. The top is gone, but the frame and pads are intact and the pump and cylinders function fine.

Considering how we found it, it's a wonder it isn't rusted into the ground.

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#7
Welcome from TriCities WA.
-jbojo

-john
(jbojo)
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.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

#8
Welcome from Ontario Canada, from one 73 vert owner to another!

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
#9
welcome From San Diego. Looks like you found your self a nice project.
#10
Welcome from Michigan. I like red verts.

John J
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