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squirrel

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1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« on: October 12, 2018, 05:05:00 PM »
bought a ta a few weeks ago out of green bay wisc. that i have been looking forever for.  i wanted this exact color combo with t tops and luckily found it on the internet a few days after i sold my camaro.  somethings just work out.  i used to own a 78 brown ta that i loved and sold around 5 years ago. 

this new ta is super nice and i have made many improvements in the few days i have had it. 

my question is does anyone have an idea of how many ws6/w72 automatic cars were made in 78.  i have owned one 4 speed before but have never seen an auto, especially with 3.23 gears. 

i know the color combo is hard to find because it took me years to find one and this is the only one i have ever seen in person, photo, or on the net. 

Here is a link to TA on my website, car is not for sale...

http://www.cincyclassiccars.com/1978-ta-ws6w72-rare-brown-over-black/





















Dan from Cincinnati Ohio

1978 TA W72/WS6 Brown/Black
1976 Mustang Cobra II 4 speed

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 10:11:25 PM »
Looks great, I love that color combo too.

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 05:55:49 AM »
nice find! Looks like it's been well taken care of and preserved.

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 06:44:24 AM »
Wow,, that is a nice car.
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 06:49:27 AM »
its a keeper but i have done work to it in the few weeks i have had it.  just installed new headliner, new passenger seat, which is perfect, took out of my Z28, new console and shifter plate, new radio bezel, new randy combs dash bezel, new door handle cups, new arm rest lid and box, new tires, ordered new door panels, gonna put in new speakers, added all trunk stuff i kept from another car, removed and kept ac eq. (it was a mess and non working, and heater hoses were looped).  detailed, detailed, and continue to detail the engine area, it was a complete mess, new center wheel caps, new coolant jug, new wiper jug, all air cleaner plastic pieces, etc...






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Dan from Cincinnati Ohio

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1976 Mustang Cobra II 4 speed

Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 06:57:48 AM »
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 07:56:54 AM »
 According to my information there were 4139 w72  auto cars built in '78, and all w72 auto cars came with 3.23 gears. Compare that to 12665 manual w72's for '78, and yes, the autos are a rare one indeed. Seems I read somewhere that all the w72 cars were ws6 as well, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I know I personally have never seen '78 or '79 w72 car that was not ws6 also. There were about 15k w72/autos built in '77, but of course not ws6 since it was not an option yet. So production went way down in '78, and it was the last of its kind, no auto for '79.

If you ever come across a '78 4 speed Y84, you have a rare one indeed, as only 20 were built.

Great looking car Dan. I like it. Brown has grown on me over the years.
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 09:22:46 AM »
I currently own another 78 TA that is factory 4 speed and w72 but not ws6, original engine with build sheet so its correct. 

just sold my gold 78 ta w72/ws6 last month. 
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 09:51:58 AM »
Beautiful car, let me know if you want to get rid of the a/c box you took off the firewall.
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 02:10:34 PM »
Beautiful car, let me know if you want to get rid of the a/c box you took off the firewall.

It was in pretty poor shape and i had to cut it in half to get it out, even had the wheel well out but fender was still on.   
Dan from Cincinnati Ohio

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 07:41:15 AM »
I would show a sad face if I knew how!  The one in my 77 bad a pretty bad hole that I fibreglassed and patched back together, ended up with the exception of the paint you would never know. However the one on the tata im getting started on is missing about half. Way beyond repair.
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 08:31:53 AM »
Wow! Your detail work is awesome! That engine looks like it was just in installed.
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 09:03:42 AM »
The car looks great.  I might have gone with a gold dash as it would compliment the SE striping. 

Looking at the pictures I was surprised it was a non-AC car and then I read the rest of the post where you removed it.  I like it without.
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 11:16:26 AM »
thanks guys as i am really pleased with the car and how its turning out.  i do have gold non ac bezel i can swap in and most likely will to mix it up sometimes. 


any other input on production numbers for auto 78 ta's with w72/ws6.
Dan from Cincinnati Ohio

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »
Ive got an Auto 1978  W72 /Ws6  from just about 2 months before yours.. mine is sundance yellow created October 15th or so 1977, One of the last special order yellow cars before they switched the color to the chesterfield brown. 
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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2018, 09:23:32 AM »
Would you like to sell me leftover AC parts?

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2018, 10:23:49 AM »
Can't help you with the production numbers but have to say that you do great work. A lot of little things that ad up but makes all of the difference. Congrats on finding a great car.




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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2018, 11:31:09 AM »
Would you like to sell me leftover AC parts?

I am probably going to keep the ac stuff in a tub in storage. 
Dan from Cincinnati Ohio

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Re: 1978 TA w72/ws6 chesterfield over black
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2018, 11:31:09 AM »
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