Here she is 99.99% completed. The only thing missing is a good hood moulding and the rear view mirror. Both of which
I have purchased in NOS form and am awaiting their arrival.
I have to say that I'm rather pleased with how it turned out. The maiden voyage was rather scarey since it was in need of
a frontend alignment. Once that was taken care of it handled pretty good.
The only thing that I don't like about it is that the car really needed a 4-speed transmission. It has an original 3-speed in
it that doesn't give it any real performance at higher speeds. I guess that was OK back when the speed limits never exceeded 55.
As far as the ride is concerned, I find that my 69 Firebird Convertible has much better ride to it.
Here's a last look at the inside of the car. The multiple shades of green look pretty good. I had my doubts about the lime gold paint on the
bottom of the doors, but it all blends together with the new floor mats installed.
The back seats look pretty good too, though I would hate to have to ride back there. There's not even enough room to fool around back there.
I guess that's why you could get fold-down rear seats HA HA.
Its been an interesting project over the past couple of years. I've learned that Mustangs are one of the most easiest cars to restore
because of the availablity of most components in NOS and reproduction form. And because of information available on these cars. Its amazing, every single
nut, bolt and clip to put the car back together is available in kits for these cars. There is also a huge Mustang owners community at the Vintage Mustang Forum
that can be drawn upon for advice and parts if you're lucky. The only negative I've come across is that I've run across people from time to time that are real A-holes. Every Mustang part they have is made of gold and priced
as if they were made of gold. They are out to rip you off. I avoid these people when I can.
Well, that's it for this project. Time to move on. I will be taking the car to various local shows and then put it up for sale. I'll be finishing
the 1959 Olds Super 88 next so that I can sell it as well. Then I will be in position to purchase a real project car. I've always wanted to get my
hands on a Superbird, but I certainly would invite a Boss 302 Mustang or Shelby into the garage. I've had an idea about writing a true restoration
guide. They truely don't exist from what I've seen......