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    Got another AW Mustang for my Mach 1 collection...









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    The Mustang seen some serious body changes in a from 67 to 72...





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    • #3
      Steve, that is a beautiful, dude. I got to look into finding that one too. Great pictures my friend.
      Last edited by Daniel; 03-05-2020, 06:24 PM.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        its a neat Mustang but to me I think Ford "porked" it out As in made it bigger & wider Plus heavier
        as all cars in the 70s were Land Yachts then
        until after 1978 then the shrinkage began

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        • #5
          Originally posted by microbuss View Post
          its a neat Mustang but to me I think Ford "porked" it out As in made it bigger & wider Plus heavier
          as all cars in the 70s were Land Yachts then
          until after 1978 then the shrinkage began
          It was actually designed by an ex-Chevrolet designer. Believe it or not.
          Due to the recent budget cuts,
          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
          current state of the economy, the light at the end
          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daniel View Post

            t was actually designed by an ex-Chevrolet designer. Believe it or not.
            Semon "Bunky" Knudsen, pres at Ford is responsible for the larger Mustang by bringing several GM designers with him. Once Lee Iacocca took over he made the Mustang II.

            Lee Iacocca once said of the 1967 Mustang...."Ford has taken my sleek horse and turned it into a fat pig."..........
            Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

            RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post

              Semon "Bunky" Knudsen, pres at Ford is responsible for the larger Mustang by bringing several GM designers with him. Once Lee Iacocca took over he made the Mustang II.

              Lee Iacocca once said of the 1967 Mustang...."Ford has taken my sleek horse and turned it into a fat pig."..........
              Oh my gosh Scotty... I never heard that of Lee Iacocca. That's funny and it's kinda true though. They began making them bigger, bodywise anyway. I owned 3 of 65 & 66 style (1 a fastback), 4 of the 67 & 68 styles, a 69 Boss 302 style, and 2 70 styles. I swear it seemed to me the bodies were growing, but the interiors were shrinking. It seemed every time I got one of my girlfriends in the back seat, I had less and less room to move around in the newer models...LOL

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              • #8
                Yes, I remember those days of the back seat for laughing out loud but I was a lot skinnier then. LOL. Doing that today forget about it I'm almost a whole body bigger.
                Due to the recent budget cuts,
                the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                current state of the economy, the light at the end
                of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                  Yes, I remember those days of the back seat for laughing out loud but I was a lot skinnier then. LOL. Doing that today forget about it I'm almost a whole body bigger.
                  Yeah, I for sure know where you're coming from Daniel... But I still would rather blame it on the cars getting smaller... Not me getting bigger...LOL

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post

                    Oh my gosh Scotty... I never heard that of Lee Iacocca. That's funny and it's kinda true though.
                    It's even in this article....paragraph 3......

                    https://www.themotoringenthusiastjou...8_50_years.htm
                    Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

                    RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post

                      Semon "Bunky" Knudsen, pres at Ford is responsible for the larger Mustang by bringing several GM designers with him. Once Lee Iacocca took over he made the Mustang II.

                      Lee Iacocca once said of the 1967 Mustang...."Ford has taken my sleek horse and turned it into a fat pig."..........
                      I'm surprised the Maverick didn't get more attention back in those days. It was basically a Falcon/Mustang platform worked back into a more manageable size, so it would have been more of a direct transfer of knowledge to work on a Maverick vs. a Pinto or Mustang II (or Capri...). I assume this is me 'not getting it' because I wasn't there at the time.

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                      • #12
                        heh look what I started about Ford "porking" out the Mustang

                        & I super duper AGREE what Lee Iacocca said .
                        I think ALL the cars were huge in the 70s
                        but I do want a few to own

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LouisCyphre View Post

                          I'm surprised the Maverick didn't get more attention back in those days. It was basically a Falcon/Mustang platform worked back into a more manageable size, so it would have been more of a direct transfer of knowledge to work on a Maverick vs. a Pinto or Mustang II (or Capri...). I assume this is me 'not getting it' because I wasn't there at the time.
                          I think the Mav did very well, even with poor build quality in later models. Almost 600k sold its first year. It was a sub-compact vs the Pinto/Mustang II, full compact. Ford had to do something about the Mustang it was not selling well at all (just to big, like near personal luxury car size). Based on a slightly longer Pinto chassis (96.2 in vs 94 in) the Mustang II sold like crazy and kept Ford from pulling it all together.
                          Note....Maverick chassis was 103 in for the 2-door and 109.9 for the 4-door.
                          Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

                          RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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                          • #14
                            I know they did well in terms of volume, but by more attention I mean from hot rodders and other folks who might make them into a more serious performance car.

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                              If you guys wanna watch a very interesting, hour video of the history of Ford, check this one out. It is verrrrrry interesting!!!

                              Ford And The American Dream, United States Of America (Country), Ford Motor Company (Automobile Company), Henry Ford (Organization Leader), Edsel Ford (Organization Leader)

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