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Old 01-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I've been on many forums so I know how the system works.

This is my first build/restore. 1973 Ford Mustang Fastback. Currently, the engine starts but it is not drivable due to a minor transmission problem. Right now it is in the shop getting checked out. I'm more of the cosmetic builder - so I let the pros handle the engine/transmission situation.

I will post pictures during the process except the engine/transmission part because it will be done by the pros.

A little history behind the fastback: There was a TV show called 'Repo Games' and the guy couldn't pay back the loan or couldn't make payments. He failed to answer 3 of the questions correct so they repo'ed his car.

The Fastback episode starts at 7:30. Feel free to watch the whole show.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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I'm a fan of the big Mustangs. I had to 71 Machs. One had a 351C. the other had a 302. Good luck with the build.
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One of my best friends had a 72 with a 351C, I loved that car. It looks like a straight body on the 73.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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I'm a fan of the big Mustangs. I had to 71 Machs. One had a 351C. the other had a 302. Good luck with the build.
I'm a fan with big mustangs as well. Machs are super sweet - I couldn't find one to build or restore in my area. Thanks for the luck and check back in for pictures!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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One of my best friends had a 72 with a 351C, I loved that car. It looks like a straight body on the 73.
I'm hoping to turn the Fastback into a fun (and fast) car like it was back in the day. The body is very straight with minor rust in few areas. Those rust issues will be taken care of. My current goal is to get this car drivable and to pass the emission test.
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Good luck, should be pretty badass
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Thought that show was fake, what do you know ha. Good luck man keep us posted.


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Thanks bud, I appreciate the luck.
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Haha well I never heard of the show until I looked it up on Spike. The guy that I bought the Fastback from is friends with a producer of that show so I guess it's legit.
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Of course, I will keep you guys updated.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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this is the 5.0 section, not classic...thread moved
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who in their right mind would loan money on a unrestored 73 fastback lol....welcome to the forums
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this is the 5.0 section, not classic...thread moved
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who in their right mind would loan money on a unrestored 73 fastback lol....welcome to the forums
Haha you tell me - I was thinking the same. And thank you!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #15
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To all, if you have any questions about the Fastback - feel free to post a comment! I'll do my best to answer them.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #16
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Its not a bad start to restore just needs some tlc.Yeah i thought the show was fake and im shocked they gave a loan on that car.Some pawn shops use to do a title loan on any car that's the only way i can see a loan on it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #17
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Its not a bad start to restore just needs some tlc.Yeah i thought the show was fake and im shocked they gave a loan on that car.Some pawn shops use to do a title loan on any car that's the only way i can see a loan on it.
Yeah it's not too bad - just has a few minor rush issues and needs some TLC. Haha I'm getting a lot of comments from people saying that they thought the show was fake. I guess the show was real but they didn't make much money or get many views.


Update: The Fastback is still in the shop - the engine and transmission is getting looked at today and they will let me know what it needs to be running again and pass the emission.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #18
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Update: I talked to my mechanic and he says there are quite a bit of things that needs to be worked on as far as the mechanical side of the Fastback. So I went ahead and gave him the green light to start working on it. When it's done, I will do my best to take pictures of the work that was done to the car. It may take a while for him to do all the work so we gotta be patient!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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Update: I will be coming home from college to check on the car this weekend. My mechanic says it will take a few months (hopefully 2 months, but 3 the latest) to do all the work that needs to be done. I will be taking pictures of the Fastback so expect a few new ones from me this weekend!

On the side, this Fastback came with the original color of Medium Aqua - I think I'm going to stick with that color. What do you guys think?

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The underside of the hood and the engine bay will be painted jet black. The interior of the car will be black as well. Not too sure about the wheels yet.
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Good posting of these pictures and sorry i have not answer what is the system of working because machinery is not my subject.
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