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Wife's happy car
#1
Stang 
New to the forum...owner of a rusty 72 convertible. Bought it off ebay for $2300. The wife has always wanted a Mustang convertible, so I sold my big block Camaro and bought her the car of her dreams! It has a lot of rust, inner rockers and floor boards are rotted out. Put a new top on it a few years ago, my first attempt at convertible top installation...man that was a task! Wifey wants to keep it stock, but she has a hard time with the single barrel carb...she floods it on a regular basis, so I'm going to megasquirt it. I have the Tempo CTB, a new fuel tank to install an in-tank electric pump, megasquirt 2 (still have to assemble it), and an electronic distributor from a 78 Fairmont.

First task at hand is to repair the inner rockers and the floor board; the right side is the worse, where the car is caving in on itself; the top of the door hits against the door frame. I started to disassemble it last weekend, cutting out old floorboard and bracing to remove the inner rocker.
#2
Welcome from western Tennessee! welcome Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you. Good luck!

Ron
Rusty, a 1973 Mach 1, needs a lot of work.
Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.
El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.
Bubba, my 1994 F150, daily driver
Formerly, a 1973 Ford Mustang Coupe - a work in progress, then a car-b-qued banana.
#3
Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up a pic or two when you get a chance so we can see what you're working with. Smile

Glad to have you here!

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
#4
73vertproject;188863 Wrote:Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up a pic or two when you get a chance so we can see what you're working with. Smile

Glad to have you here!

73vertproject;188863 Wrote:Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up a pic or two when you get a chance so we can see what you're working with. Smile

Glad to have you here!

Here's a pic when I bought the car in Northwest Washington
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It needed a top and had rust issues...

cacsmret;188864 Wrote:
73vertproject;188863 Wrote:Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up a pic or two when you get a chance so we can see what you're working with. Smile

Glad to have you here!

73vertproject;188863 Wrote:Welcome to the club from northern Nevada. Post up a pic or two when you get a chance so we can see what you're working with. Smile

Glad to have you here!

Here's a pic when I bought the car in Northwest Washington
[img][Image: 2jebuck.jpg][/img]
It needed a top and had rust issues...
Here's where I'm at today...
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#5
That is not just a hobby its a full time job...that car.

Musta been tough to give up the Camaro wow

Welcome from SF East Bay CA

73 Grandé
351C 2v
Now 4v Carb/Cam/headers/T5


Gasoline is for washing parts.
Alcohol is for drinking.
Nitomethane is for racing!



Work in Progress photos here:
Last Update: 4/23/16

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/theroc...t=3&page=1






















#6
Welcome from West Virginia! Glad she brought you over from the Dark Side LOL
#7
Welcome from TriCities WA.

-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 west Michigan!

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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#9
Welcome from Arkansas
#10
Welcome from Las Vegas! Good luck with the project. You have one very lucky wife!

- Travis



I'm an analog man in a digital world.
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