1971 Mustang help/advice - Forums at Modded Mustangs
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old May 26th, 2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sneads Ferry N.C
Posts: 41
iTrader: 0 reviews
1971 Mustang help/advice

Hi, Im currently assisting in the resto of a 71 mustang. I have completely blown the car apart and have begun to sandblast. Now here is the issue RUST! The car is from IL and is still here and it is bad. The entire front sub frame near the firewall is really bad. I have a full shop, lift, welder and the such and not afraid to get dirty. I want to custom fab the whole front frame kinda race inspired (the car will not be a correct resto... sorry to all the OEM guys) it will be a very utilitarian car(bare bones), access panels and such to ease fixing it later on. I need to hear about the do donts, let the pros do it, I did this, I did that, kinda advice.You can email me at cbab0510@yahoo.com Thanks in advance for your help. Oh a few specs on it so far.
engine: 460 built (on stand)
trans: 4 speed manual
rear: ford 9

00ROUSH is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old May 27th, 2013, 10:25 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
iTrader: 0 reviews
Make no mistake, this ain't gonna be an easy project. I had a 71 Mach 1 that I was gonna restore and I quickly found that the 71-73 cars seem to be the "bastard stepchild" of the classic Stang family. Parts are out there, but you gotta look REAL hard to find them, and you really should save every link that you find as a success. They all come in handy later down the line.

As for a custom frame fab, that's uncharted territory for a LOT of people. I can see a lot of benefits in it, though obviously you wanna save anything that you replace so you can use it as a template and/or reference.

Good luck with what looks to become a beast of a build! post pics, dude!
Chris71Mach1 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old May 27th, 2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sneads Ferry N.C
Posts: 41
iTrader: 0 reviews
Hey thanks for the input man! This looks to be quite a challenge. I just can't see saving this front end! It is really bad.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	59.8 KB
ID:	39269  

00ROUSH is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome