1972 Black Hardtop Mustang Pictures- '72 John Morgan

Owner Location Year, Color, Model
John Morgan N/A 1972, Brilliant Black, Ford Mustang Hardtop

Wheel and Tire Packages
Front Rims: 18 x 9 Chrome Bullitts
Front Tires: 265/35WR18 Sumitomo HTR ZII
Rear Rims: 18 x 9 Chrome Bullitts
Rear Tires: 265/35WR18 Sumitomo HTR ZII
Aftermarket Performance Mods
  • Edelbrock Performer 600 CFM Carb
  • Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold.
  • Mallory Unilite Electronic Distributor.
  • Mallory Promaster Coil.
  • Hedman Shortie Headers
  • Dual 2 1/4" Exhaust w/ H-Pipe crossover.
  • 650 lb / in Front Springs
  • 4-leaf Mid-Eye Rear Springs
  • All Polyurethane Bushings Except Where
    Rubber Bushings are Recommended.
  • 1" Front Sway Bar
  • 7/8" Rear Sway Bar
  • Shock Tower Brace
Aftermarket Upgrades and Modifications
  • Custom "Ford Brilliant Black" Paint Job.
  • Side Marker Doors
  • Trunk Corner Gaps
  • Matrix Racing Seats
  • New Carpet
  • Floor Mats
  • 13.5" Hardwood Grant Mustang
    Steering Wheel
Car Audio Sound System
  • N/A

Car Bio

I bought this car in January 2001. It had sat, non-running, in a field for 7 years before I bought it for 700 bucks. The entire bottom sheet metal in the car was toast. In fact, in the trunk it was so bad it ate through the top of the gas tank. I started by welding in a new trunk floor and taillight panel, installing a new gas tank, then welding in new full-length floor pans on both sides, and the fender apron where the battery sits. I had to fabricate the rear seat floor area and passenger's side seat riser myself, since no one makes those parts for my year of car. Next was a complete suspension replacement, and then a complete brake system replacement, converting the front drums to 4-piston manual discs (SSBC brake kit). I pieced together the exhaust myself from a generic "split-dual" exhaust kit and a generic H-pipe kit. Last year, I spent 750 hours stripping the entire car to bare steel, doing all the bodywork, priming, painting, and finally color-sanding and buffing the paint. No one else has ever done any work on my car but me, other than American Muscle mounting and balancing the wheels and tires (which, by the way, are absolutely incredible... no hint of any vibration whatsoever, anywhere from 0 to, shall we say, "highway speeds" ;-).

I figure I've spent about 3000 hours "resto/modding" the car. When my time comes I may ask to be buried in it. ;-)