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Hey Guys and Gals

Been a lurker for a couple of years, taking in great information from many of your threads. Enjoying the site very much.

The short version of my story is that I've been wrenching on cars since about 11 years old. Dad always had Fords. 
Got first Mustang at 16 (1981),  a 1972 Grandé. Car was a 351C-2V, automatic with Ginger interior. Loved it.
Got girlfriend knocked up, had to sell. Always missed it.

Always intended to one day get another, but chose to raise family, focus on career, and then grandkids got in the way.

I purposely chose to hold off for a long time because I was always realistic to the amount of commitment, work, and money it takes to go down the old muscle car road.
Back in 2015 finally began looking again. Made the decision that if I could find one close to what I had, would pull the trigger and bring it home. 

After some time, came across this one on Craigslist. Watched it for quite a while. Then finally made the phone call. Made the arrangements for a road trip to New Jersey to introduce myself to this survivor, the day after Christmas, and hauled her home.

I wanted a car that needed some of my love and attention. Not wanting perfect, but not wanting a wreck either. I've always understood the best way to get to know a car, is to work on it. 
So anyway, the seller had posted about 25 pic's of the car from most every position. She had some front driver side fender, valance, and grille damage. She also had all the signs of age and neglect from a car that had been garaged for 20 years.
Most important...…. She looked cool, she had the 351 Cleveland engine, and the Ginger interior.

The seller and his brother found the car and got it running again. They were car enthusiast themselves. We had some good gab, made the deal, and headed for her new home. We've kept her running and would take short trips just to keep everything loose, but held off on diving into major repairs yet until I got more free time.
This summer made the decision that it's time. She's now in the garage getting the attention that she deserves. And I feel like I'm sixteen all over again!



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There's more to the story, and will post updates and more pics as time permits.
The threads on this sight have already helped significantly.
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#2
Welcome from Oklahoma.

These cars look good in black. Is that original color on yours? I didn't think they did a black exterior (71 only unless special ordered)
with the ginger interior but don't have time to research right now. Smile

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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#3
Welcome aboard from Texas!

[Image: 9-20-19-Mine-Again.jpg]1972 Mach 1 351 Cleveland Ram Air, C6, 9 inch with 3.25 Posi.
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#4
Welcome from Central New York.

Mike

I'm just fixin' to get ready to start to get going.
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#5
Welcome aboard. Always glad to see another Buckeye here. What part of Ohio you in?

Kilgon


"The only dumb question is the one not asked"
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#6
Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Sweet looking ride!

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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#7
Welcome from Marysville Ohio - Where are you located?

1971 Mach 1
351c with Trick Flow Heads
Retro Roller conversion
FMX

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runninpony 
Welcome from Omaha!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#9
Welcome from Iowa.

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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#10
Congrats and welcome from SW Ontario, Canada.
Geoff.
aka Stanglover.

I learn something new every day!
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