73 Maverick in south fl

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  1. Fortes89

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    Hello,
    Just bought this 73 with a 351 in it. Soon to go to body shop to strip this blue and re paint blue but haven't decided which blue tone yet. Looking for a front bumper for a 73 not sure if want to swap to skinny bumper. I don't like the body color painted bumper definitely prefer the chrome look... so not sire if theres chrome under this painted one or maybe ill paint black if too difficult to get chrome....need a radio as well looking for the vintage look... also need to install ac.

    Any recommendations as to what can I do and where to find parts?

    And if someone wants to decode this for me it'll be cool 3X91F240886

    Thanks all!!
     

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    240886 = the 140886 Ford vehicle scheduled for assembly at St Thomas(VINs begin at 100001)

    Door stickers hold info for Paint, Interior, Transmission, Axle ratio etc.
     
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    Thanks ill look into the tag to post it
     
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    'Wish you luck. The '73 front bumper is hard to find due to being a one year-only item...
     
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    My car will go to body shop this week. Will do a repaint spending about 5-7k on paint and body work. Will keep it blue but might change the tone. Any suggestions? Haven't really decided yet. Also what are your thoughts on the estimated cost from body shop? This will involved stripping current paint body work to correct all Dents and take car of a few rust spots. Will also paint bumpers ... handles etc.. I might re chrome which is what I'd like but this body shop doesn't do that and also it will cost more money. Since these cars do not keep to much value I really don't want to be spending the world on it but at least make it look nice. I paid 7k for the car as you see it in the photo.
     
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    If you can get a good body/paint job for 5k-7k here in 2024, you're getting a good deal...
     
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    Welcome and nice looking car!
     
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    Some progress
     

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    Someone painted over the window trim and headlight bezel trim...
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    Yes unfortunately
     

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