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1973 Mustang Grande (coupe)


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#1 Mj-Styro

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:01 PM

Did this one on a whem (and to see if i could do it.......
i used the re-issue AMT 1973 Mach 1 mustang and the 1973 Merc cougar (for the roof and interior tub and chassis (basiclly everything but the lower part of the body LOL)
heres a during
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Heres another view
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Seeings how i bought 5 of the re-issue kits for the one stock wheel in each one i made a set of wheels using my eletric 3/8's drill)before i got my mini lathe.heres a shot of the stock wheels
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Heres a shot with the mags on it (car is done except for aircleaner and still didnt get another set of wheels done cause i couldnt decide LOL)
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:16 PM

Hey MJ.......That's a GREAT looking conversion!! 8)

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

Hey MJ.......That's a GREAT looking conversion!! 8)


Thanks Bill!!!
I also did a Mach1 69 Mustang Coupe ( LOL)
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Using one of the re-issued 69 Mach one fast back,and used the roof from one of the re-issued 69 merc. cougars.....

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:47 PM

Nice to know that I am not the only stupid one who bought multiple kits for the ONE FREEK'N stock ring and cap wheel in the reissue.

Anybody want an extra 73 Mustang kit?

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 05:02 AM

I think the first one I did was putting a 69 Pontiac Bonneville roof with the vinal top on a 69 Impala. They came with that roof but most of the Impalas including the model came with the Sport Coupe roof with the curved in rear window.
I have told people that cutting down into the body on the "A" Pillar and also on the "C" pillar makes it easier to line up and it is easier to sand in the flat areas instead of sanding on the post itself.
Nice job too.

The 69 Mach I coupe brings back memories. I had a 69 Coupe that my wife wrecked. It wasn't too bad but did require new sheet metal on the front. While looking for the parts to fix it I ran accross a guy who was junking a 69 Mach I and he said I could take any parts I needed. His car had been wrecked in the front not long before that and everything was new. I took the front end with the scoop on the hood and also since both cars had black interiors I took the console, dash incerts ( both sides ) , The wheels, and the flip open gas cap.
The car was bright yellow and I did the hood with the correct simi-gloss blasck paint and also did the front and rear pans and the bottom of the sides in black. It also had a black vinal top.
Even though it was just a daily driver I got quite a few comments in parking lots that they had never seen a Mach I coupe. When I told them it was a recreation most of them said that they should have made it. I bought a new car years later and was going to put it up for sale after I fixed the brakes. One of my neighbors noticed I wasn't driving it anymore and ask about buying it. I told him I would sell it to him when I got the brakes fixed. Well by the time I got them fixed I had 3 more offers to buy the car if the one before them didn't get it. That was the easiest job of selling a car I ever had. 4 offers and I hadn't put it up for sale yet. Last I heard it was up in Indiana somewhere and still going.

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 09:46 AM

Thanks ViperDave!
I missed some details on the build that i do now LOL. like paint the inside of the C-pillers.............. :shock:

And you are so Correct!!! it is much easyer to sand the body and not the piller itself,Altho i have replaced many broken C-pillers tho......

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 05:24 AM

i like both of your builds very much will have to try one myself as i had a1969 coupe years ago would like to see more of work involved for conversion