Toys for Boys

•December 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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     Long time no post, huh? Sorry about that folks.I’ve been spending money left and right, but not in a good way. After 16 years and over 300,000 miles, my amigo finally gave it up. Could I restore her? Sure. Will I? No. It’s time to move on.

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I'll always have the drawing I made...

     The box up there is the first part I’ve bought in awhile. After getting 10 spoke rims for it, I finally splurged and got the center caps!

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      They were reasonably priced, so it was a good sign. I ordered the headliner today. Some of you know that I’m a big believer in latemodelrestoration. They have the best deals and shipping over a certain amount is free!  Of course, I live closer to CJ’s pony parts, but they were complete pricks to me in the past for my 66′ mustang rebuild, so NOPE!    

Legal

•July 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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     Tags! Sing that to the tune of”shots”and you’d capture my feelings perfectly. It’s rough running,  bad braking. BUT IT RUNS. Yep, I’m the proudest Frankenstein in all the land.

     Of course I have a looooong way to go, but this feels like progress. Still, I have to calm down. After all, driving with no interior and only a driver seat (no seatbelt) is risky.

      She hasn’t started since 2003.I’m going to enjoy my accomplishment, then get back to it.

Always ready

•June 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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      I got a couple of packages from latemodelrestorations.com today! It’s almost time to begin wowing the interior and after Carlisle,  I’m anxious to get started!
     After years of using other companies for my parts on my other stangs, it seems weird that a relatively new company like this could be so well organized. They even have instructional videos on YouTube! And even though I have all of the catalogs, their prices seem to be a LOT better. Anyway, that’s my plug. My next order will be a five lug conversion kit.
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Inspecting Gadgets

•June 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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   Had a chance yesterday to inspect my center console more closely.

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    Parts of it will require the tricky application of fiberglass or a plastic polymer,  while others are available as cheap parts. I don’t cherish the idea of spending $30 on a $40 assembly, but since it usually goes for $150, it’s still a bargain. Besides, in the end I’m going to paint it blue…

Carlisle 2014 Ford Nationals

•June 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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    Hi guys!  Well, I made it to Carlisle PA for this year’s Nationals, 120 acres of Ford awesomeness!  I don’t have another mustang, so I rented one for myself so I could arrive in style.

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Once there, I went bargain hunting.  Roadi needs a few parts and I kept my eyes open, but hey, the cars were the real reason to be there.

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What's this doing here?!

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Mustang overland

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Yep just miles of awesome. Finally, after a little break and entertainment, I found what I was looking for!

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    Yeah, well, I was outbidded. On a part WITH A PRICE TAG!  What a tool!  I was there first and this guy totally breached the etiquette of the swap meet. Jerk…

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This nice young lady made me feel better about it

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    So in the end, I got a lot of sun, ate a great burgers and saw some sweet rides. Plus, I got at least one part…

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  $40! Yay! Totally worth it.

Boxing

•March 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Carpet, floor mats, and assorted goodies!

Throwback Thursday

•March 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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A new thing I’m doing. Don’t worry, I haven’t given up on Roadie!

 
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