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70grande
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From: Renton, Washington
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posted 05-13-2001 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, so while im anxiosly paceing the garage floor, staring at my 7o grande mustang, i begin to wonder? why is it i never see grandes in the restoration stages, and rarely see one on the road, i know that the production numbers werent that small. does anyone care to explain the seeming lack of grande interest!

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1970 Grande 3.50 9",4 wheel disc, gt40-cobra rims(soon) 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

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tempo1993
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From: CT, the home of high taxes
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posted 05-13-2001 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tempo1993   Click Here to Email tempo1993     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally, I've never even seen a Grande, let alone know the reasons for lack of interest in them :\ But I'd like to see it

~Scott~

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70grande
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posted 05-13-2001 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
scott as soon as i figure out how to send a pic i will post one, although the grande is stripped down to its unibody, the only thing i put back on so far is the new 3:50 gears and the rear disc conversion. the grande was built for those that could not afford the t-bird, so it has many "luxury" item, basicly a mach 1 deluxe interior, 351W, FMX, 2:75 gears. also the calypso coral paint and a forward half vinly top. in case you were wondering

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1970 Grande 3.50 9",4 wheel disc, gt40-cobra rims(soon) 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
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posted 05-13-2001 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A grande was/is the luxury version of the Mustang.
All (as far as I know) were coupes, and had vinyl tops, deluxe interiors etc...
Mainly an option pkg like a mach I but with an eye towards luxury.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 05-13-2001 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I rather like my Grande.

But shes got 150,000 on her, and its almost time for a mercy killing. Most of her guts will probably end up in a 73 convertible.

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MCA# 48755
71 Mach 1
71 Grande
69 Fastback

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70grande
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posted 05-13-2001 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey dave mine has 130,000. does anyone know why they are not restored with the grande name plate

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steve'66
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posted 05-13-2001 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Grande's are nice cars,

But if you look at restoration trends and collectible cars they all share one theme. They are usually the sporty models. How many 55-57 Chebbie 4 doors do you see? How many old Cadillacs? Lincolns? It's cool to restore your Grande, but the answer is most would rather put the effort into a Mach1, or 65-68 fastback gt-350 clone etc. There are many old cars that are rare, but that didn't (doesn't) mean they are sought after collectors cars. The Grande may be an exception, it'll probably do well at cars shows because it is, afterall a Mustang.

SteveW

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70grande
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posted 05-13-2001 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thaks steve, my wife and i have had this argument several times, the grande resto has been a restomod for sure, and i agree a mach 1 with the power and sports roof looks great but the little extras that a grande offers plus that my dad bought it new keeps glued to its reincarnation.

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1970 Grande 3.50 9",4 wheel disc, gt40-cobra rims(soon) 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 05-13-2001 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Every once in awhile I will see a Grande at a National Show, they are about as rare as a Mustang II on the showfields. But the same goes for any coupe version in the 67-73, people seemed to have a bigger love for the fastbacks of convertibles, unless the coupes are fitted with a 428 SCJ, then people flock to them.

We did goe to a show in Huntsville Alabama on saturday and they had 4 Mustang II. So there is still hope..

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Mike Golliver
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65 Kcode coupe modified 5-speed
66 convertible-3 dueces and a 5-speed with a 289
65 Fastback -GT-350H clone vintage racer with a massive cracked block
89 T-Bird Super coupe
01 Mustang GT Convt

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70grande
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posted 05-13-2001 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok i will try to attach a picture for those willing to hang around
C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\70' Stang

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1970 Grande 3.50 9",4 wheel disc, gt40-cobra rims(soon) 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

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70grande
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posted 05-13-2001 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well that didnt work!!!!!

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70grande
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posted 05-13-2001 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is anyone willing to help me out?

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steve'66
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posted 05-14-2001 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To post a pic on this site, it has to be on the web first. If you e-mail it to Steve Lariviere (the big kahuna) he'll probably post it for you.

SteveW

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