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Possible Owner - 72 Coupe
#1
Worked on a few cars in the past.. 78 Trans Am, 68 GTO, 72 Cutlass Supreme.. helped a friend with his 67 Mustang.. Always turned them around for a buck or three..

In the spirit of full disclosure, I've never been a huge Mustang Fan.. (or for that matter, a Ford Fan). The only Mustang I would consider owning is the 71-73 series..


I havent worked on a car in awhile.. I bought a motorcycle, and my free time has been taken up on Two Wheels instead of in a garage tinkering..

I still peruse the ads and such.. and I came across something...

1972 Mustang Coupe

302-2V
C4 Auto
A/C
Light Blue
Medium Blue, all vinyl interior

This car is basically stock except for 1966 Mustang Style Hubcaps (easy enough to get a set of Correct hub caps from Ebay... $40) and Aftermarket Dual Exhaust (Quiet)

The interior is Immaculate. Everything is present.. no cracks in the dash.. no butcher-job on the radio bezel... factory radio.. no sags.. rips... tears... Its like the damn interior was never even used. Even the carpet is clean...


The Ultimate Question here is this:

Since its so damn... Stock, should I just keep it Stock?

If I dont keep it stock, I should keep the parts to "put it back" right?

Im a tinkerer/modder naturally.. probably because Ive never come across something.. This Stock... I would almost feel bad modifying it, but if I kept the stock stuff, would that be ok?

Examples:
Radio Bezel bought aftermarket and a "New" radio put in... keeping the stock bezel and factory stereo stored.
Keep the Steel Rims and the Ebay Hub Caps stored and run Magnum's or Keystone Classics.
B&M Shifter replacing the stock one storing the stock shifter..
Dash Instruments (newvintageusa.com - the 67 series)
Cruise Control.
Alarm System with remote start.

all that could be "put back" so to speak..


The heart-breaker (especially for the "Purists") would be if I put a front chin spoiler (black) on it, a rear spoiler (black), and put black hockey stripes on it with a pair of black stripes on the hood and replace the grill with the Mach1 Grill..

I think, along with the rims, that set-up would look good..

Would it be correct? Absolutely not.. But I think it would look good.

Do you think it would destroy the value (if it has any to begin with being just a coupe) if I did the spoilers/stripes? The rest I can put back...

Anyhow, Ive been around long enough to know threads are useless without Pics, so I attached some..


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-Gonz
#2
Welcome to the site from Virginia. Looks like a really nice coupe. While I keep my 73 convertible stock, I see no reason not to do the mods you have in mind. It's apparently not a special edition coupe or rare engine trans setup. The Mach 1 grill (honeycomb grill) side stripes, etc, were options for the coupe and would not look out of place.



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 from coastal Alabama. that's a nice looking coupe. I'd mod it with period correct type mods. Wink In 71 Ford offered a Spring Value Package where they took a coupe and put Mach 1 type features on it like the front grill, etc.

Be sure to drop a pin on our member map under the fun stuff tab at the top of the page.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
#4
Very untouched indeed! I don't think anything you've describe is really terrible in terms of modifications or hurting the value. Just don't describe it as "All Original" when you go to sell it and I think you'd be fine!

2013 Ford Focus SE Flex Fuel 5spd - Daily Driver
#5
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:

#6
Welcome from Phoenix. It's a super nice car but do with with it as you will! With rare exceptions we are not at a point where stock correctness means much in the way of value. THere isn't much that you can put back to stock if you want.

I would add to the list a set of sports mirrors, I just think they look better.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
#7
Welcome from northern California.

mike

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#8
welcome from Maine

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .









#9
Im guessing you bought it already? Did you get close up looks at cowl area and trunk for rust? Under side?
#10
I'm going to lay eyes on it on the 5th of March. The guy selling it has sent tons of pics to my phone, and answered every question I've had, sometimes even with pictures.. It's around 100mi from me or I would have already gone and looked. Our schedules conflict a bit and I'm crazy busy at work.

Hes had some crazy low-ball offers, and is pretty tired of trying to sell it. Ive talked to him a lot, and honestly, I think its worth the asking price ($4,500) barring anything serious being wrong with it. I wish I could get down there sooner so no one grabs it before I can, but hes said "Don't worry about it.. its not going anywhere".

Cowl and trunk are absolutely on my list, along with the shock towers and frame rails... floor boards.. I pretty much know what to look for having experience with GM's 30+ years old.. I found this place for hints and tips on what to expect, look for, etc. as well as any "quirks" the car may have.. (most do have their own "quirks" - The GTO's rear window's design led it to rust at the bottom of the rear window because the water had nowhere to go... things like that)

Looking at part cost, its a bit cheaper than the Buick/Olds/Pontiac prices I'm used to... just as a quick example, an Intake Manifold for a 350Rocket (Olds Motor) is around $250-$300 versus the 302's intake being $150-$175.. So, that's good..

Thanks for the welcome's!

-Gonz
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