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Where is my 1973 Mustang Data Plate?
#1
I am looking for my 1973 Mustang Grandé Data Plate. 
Where is that usually found on the car?  
Unfortunately, Mine may be missing.

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Mike SRO in SLC, Utah.  '73 Grandé "Resto-mod in progress"


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#2
They are located on the driver's door.
Unfortunately I don't have a picture on this tablet.

I'm just fixin' to get ready to start to get going.

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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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#4
Check with Kevin Marti at www.martiauto.com If they can remake one for your car, that's where to go.
People remove them to repaint instead of masking them. Idiots!

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#5
Like stated Marti can make them but not cheap. The only thing that he cannot know about your particular car are the weights they put on. That is dependent on options on the vehicle. He can estimate for other data he has.


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(04-16-2019, 08:23 AM)Stanglover Wrote: Check with Kevin Marti at www.martiauto.com If they can remake one for your car, that's where to go.
People remove them to repaint instead of masking them. Idiots!

Hmmmm.... I could be an idiot, yes,,, but I made the very difficult decision to remove my data label off the door when I restored my J Code Vert in 2015. As I completed a full rotisserie restoration, the car was sent out for media blasting. The doors had internal surface rust (yes, even though an AZ car, bare metal still rusts...), so these were sent out for chemical dipping to save the doors... So, I carefully removed and preserved mine and ordered the replacement from Marti Autoworks. Even if I was not sending the doors out for treatment, i would have removed the data label as leaving it and painting around it leaves a ridge that would show..., not acceptable in my books. So, too each their own, people have their reason's why they restore their car's as they see fit. I don't think it makes them any less a person or enthusiast...
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#7
I blasted mine off during total restoration of the 71 vert and couldn't care less.   Ed
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(04-16-2019, 09:38 AM)7173Vert Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 08:23 AM)Stanglover Wrote: Check with Kevin Marti at www.martiauto.com If they can remake one for your car, that's where to go.
People remove them to repaint instead of masking them. Idiots!

Hmmmm.... I could be an idiot, yes,,, but I made the very difficult decision to remove my data label off the door when I restored my J Code Vert in 2015. As I completed a full rotisserie restoration, the car was sent out for media blasting. The doors had internal surface rust (yes, even though an AZ car, bare metal still rusts...), so these were sent out for chemical dipping to save the doors... So, I carefully removed and preserved mine and ordered the replacement from Marti Autoworks. Even if I was not sending the doors out for treatment, i would have removed the data label as leaving it and painting around it leaves a ridge that would show..., not acceptable in my books. So, too each their own, people have their reason's why they restore their car's as they see fit. I don't think it makes them any less a person or enthusiast...

Not what I meant it to read, my mistake. I should have edited it to read "People remove them to repaint instead of AT LEAST masking them off". My mind and my fingers don't always connect!  And I do agree, the correct way is what you did. That way you can get an exact reproduction. 
Of course, there is another reason the data sticker could be missing and that is if the door get changed out.

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(04-16-2019, 09:38 AM)7173Vert Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 08:23 AM)Stanglover Wrote: Check with Kevin Marti at www.martiauto.com If they can remake one for your car, that's where to go.
People remove them to repaint instead of masking them. Idiots!

Hmmmm.... I could be an idiot, yes,,, but I made the very difficult decision to remove my data label off the door when I restored my J Code Vert in 2015. As I completed a full rotisserie restoration, the car was sent out for media blasting. The doors had internal surface rust (yes, even though an AZ car, bare metal still rusts...), so these were sent out for chemical dipping to save the doors... So, I carefully removed and preserved mine and ordered the replacement from Marti Autoworks. Even if I was not sending the doors out for treatment, i would have removed the data label as leaving it and painting around it leaves a ridge that would show..., not acceptable in my books. So, too each their own, people have their reason's why they restore their car's as they see fit. I don't think it makes them any less a person or enthusiast...

My original was faded and partially painted over, so i scraped off the overspray and took a picture, then has Marti make a new one using the picture of the original. That way I had the correct weight values for my car. Marti has two colors available. From what I have seen light blue is correct for 73 cars.


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(04-17-2019, 11:06 AM)rackerm Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 09:38 AM)7173Vert Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 08:23 AM)Stanglover Wrote: Check with Kevin Marti at www.martiauto.com If they can remake one for your car, that's where to go.
People remove them to repaint instead of masking them. Idiots!

Hmmmm.... I could be an idiot, yes,,, but I made the very difficult decision to remove my data label off the door when I restored my J Code Vert in 2015. As I completed a full rotisserie restoration, the car was sent out for media blasting. The doors had internal surface rust (yes, even though an AZ car, bare metal still rusts...), so these were sent out for chemical dipping to save the doors... So, I carefully removed and preserved mine and ordered the replacement from Marti Autoworks. Even if I was not sending the doors out for treatment, i would have removed the data label as leaving it and painting around it leaves a ridge that would show..., not acceptable in my books. So, too each their own, people have their reason's why they restore their car's as they see fit. I don't think it makes them any less a person or enthusiast...

My original was faded and partially painted over, so i scraped off the overspray and took a picture, then has Marti make a new one using the picture of the original. That way I had the correct weight values for my car. Marti has two colors available. From what I have seen light blue is correct for 73 cars.


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 Looks totally original to me. Good call.

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