Mustang Restoration, A Labor of Love: Part 8
I know some of you have been looking forward to this. We've spent a lot of time talking about this Mustang restoration 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 2: Dis-assembly 3: Media Blasting 4: Sheet Metal and Bodywork 5: Paint 6: Interior 7: Final Assembly
Mustang Restoration: The Test Drive
Remember this old thing? (The car, not the people.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g3gl_r7Ynw 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. 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. Once he gets that done, he'll hook up the reverse lights and clean up the wiring under the hood.
The Finished Mustang Restoration
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.
Are you working on a restoration project? Check out these step by step instructions from Ford on how to start a Mustang Restoration project! **Update** This post was originally posted in 2016. Shortly after this post, the car was parked in the pole barn at the Tosh's when a tornado came through. A tree fell on the barn and damaged it severely, but the car survived without a scratch! It's been over 3 years and they are still enjoying this car! The restored mustang continues to bring joy to many! Thanks for reading!
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