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Old 01-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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1973 Mach 1

Just bought this 73 Mach for 900. I'm looking for some tips or where to start. I'm pretty new to restoring. I just love how she looks and want to restore her to original.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Re: 1973 Mach 1

Man, now THAT's a project car. I don't know much about restoring either, but it looks like it's going to take a very high level of work to get that thing going again.
$900? That's a STEAL no matter how bad it may be. Good luck man
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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Take the entire car apart piece by piece making sure to label everything. Once that is complete, you can then determine what can repaired , what needs to be replaced and what is missing. Make an inventory list of everything as you go.

Next, determine what your budget is going to be, and be realistic. Saying you have a $20K budget but no way of attaining that level is going to cause you to have a torn apart car for years to come. Remember that it is cheaper to reuse the parts you have if possible. Do everything you can to find them second hand. eBay,a Craigslist, swap meets are all excellent sources of used parts.

Keep in mind that your project car is a 1973 mustang. In the big scheme of things, it is not the most popular model/body style. Used parts are going to be harder to find and the after market is not nearly as big as say, a 1966.

Have fun, be realistic with yourself and your capabilities. It is fun to learn to do things on your own, but know where your limits are.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Wow that's nice! That's my favorite! Do u plan to resto-mod, resto-rod, or a restoration to original?
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Yeah me and my dad are going to do the easy stuff like putting in the motor and taking it apart. The harder stuff like rebuilding the motor or the paint job were going to get done by professional. We want to Restore to original.
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Yeah me and my dad are going to do the easy stuff like putting in the motor and taking it apart. The harder stuff like rebuilding the motor or the paint job were going to get done by professional. We want to Restore to original.
Nice! I think a proper full restoration is best for a Mach 1.
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We just examined the car for rust and there are no major rust spots!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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That's definately a plus! I got my 73 grande a few weeks ago for 1000. No big rust spots either besides the floor pans, paint is still good, got it running and MAN its great for motivation to hear it run and to see it all cleaned up! I highly recomend it!

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It also helps you decide what you want to do first and helps you see what you need to do.
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Re: 1973 Mach 1

wow, what a project
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Nice grab! Here's a restored 73. Help you with inspiration! The final product was amazing

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Nice grab! Here's a restored 73. Help you with inspiration! The final product was amazing
That's awsome right there
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