A Labor Of Love: Part 1

Mustang Restoration Part 1: Acquisition

It was 1985. They were in college and it didn’t take them long to fall in love. She needed a car and he found one for her. And she drove it throughout college, mostly on the weekends to go back home.

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(I’m not even going to comment on the shorts)

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But the car wasn’t ideal. The engine ticked and knocked and overheated all the time. The manual drum brakes had a mind of their own. The car tended to swerve when she pressed on the brakes but she kept driving it anyways. Soon they were married and trying to make ends meet. So they sold the car to her dad, and he parked it in his barn. And for 16 years, there it sat, that 1967 Mustang.


It was 2003 and Dave and Andrea Tosh had an itch to get that old car back out. She dreamed of driving a restored mustang and the project sounded like a fun challenge to him. He asked her dad if he could buy it back. Her dad insisted that they just take it, he felt bad for letting it sit there for all of those years. So Dave hauled it back home!

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But before he could begin the project, he needed the space. So he did what any logical man would do and built a barn in the backyard! A barn that has held many cars, trucks, snowmobiles, go-carts, quads, and hunting trophies over the years. It has served him well!  Once the barn was up, he was ready to begin the long and dedicated process of restoring his honey’s dream car.

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This project has been underway for over 10 years now and is scheduled to be finished in the spring. Dave has really enjoyed the time he has spent on it and they are getting anxious to see the finished product! So stay tuned! Next month we will bring you Part 2: Dis-assembly.

And as always…

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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