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My 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 By Joe Hanna

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Here is a great restoration story for you all. Joe Hanna picked up this car as a restoration projectmany months later, you can now see the product of his work.
Over to Joe to explain….

‘1973 Mustang Mach 1, 351 Cleveland Q code cobra jet, hurst top loader, 4 speed, all matching numbers…’

‘I rescued this car in October 2015 and spent just about every waking moment bringing it back to life. It was originally a blue glow in color but we decided since we were keeping it, we would go with Fords magnetic metallic gray.’

‘The restoration has been extensive with a complete motor rebuild on the 351 Cleveland Q code cobra jet motor. A mild cam with elderbrock Torquer intake, holly 650 double pumper, and holler headers in addition to an MSD ignition set up.’


‘The body work was extensive with repairs to the floor boards which were too bad, just some small patch panels welded in, however the car did receive new front fenders, doors and rear quarters and outer wheel houses.
Also, the inner front fender aprons, battery tray and radiator support were replaced. All new brakes and rotors staying with stock set up of front disc and rear drums.’

‘I did all the work myself except laying down the paint. Thanks to some good hotrod buddy’s that run a paint and tire shop I got that done fairly cheap. The paint job is exceptional. The interior is all original except for new carpets. I removed all the interior prices and cleaned and re-dyed all of the components making it exceptional in appearance. Here are some pics of the car two where it is right now.’





By Joe Hanna

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