A Labor of Love: Part 8

mustangI know some of you have been looking forward to this. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about this car and the process that it’s been through. Thirteen years and eight blog posts later, the final product is here!

If you want a recap or if you haven’t seen the original car, catch up with the first seven parts. Each section is full of pictures from this decade long project.

Part 1: Acquisition
Part 2: Dis-assembly
Part 3: Media Blasting
Part 4: Sheet Metal and Bodywork
Part 5: Paint
Part 6: Interior
Part 7: Final Assembly

Mustang Restoration: The Test Drive

Remember this old thing? (The car, not the people.)

Scanned DocumentHere it is again.
The 1967 Mustang Coupe, Fully Restored:

Dave and Andrea have been having a lot of fun with the Mustang this year. At this point the coupe has over 1800 miles on it and I’m sure it’s visited several ice cream shops. They even took it out on Christmas Day to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

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It’s been a great joy to have finished the car after so long, but there are still a few improvements to be made. As mentioned in the video, there are some small leaks that Dave will have to chase down this winter. He also never got around to installing the center console shift indicator. He’ll add that as well as hooking up the reverse lights and cleaning up the wiring under the hood.

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I imagine this car will never truly be “finished.” By the time Dave completes these final touches, he’s sure to come up with further improvements. It’s in his blood. But for now, Andrea is thrilled to have her very first car back and more beautiful than ever! So I leave you with a final picture to wrap up this love story. A tribute to the past thirteen years and the journey that Dave has been through with this car. The 1967 Mustang Coupe lives on as does the love of this special couple.

11695922_973870029342205_1631373580370018871_nAren’t they cute?


Ally Mollenkamp
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