Hi. Thanks for visiting my thread. I have been a frequent visitor to VMF for a few years and I am very excited about becoming an active participant. VMF provided me with a very generous amount of free knowledge. I look forward to giving back sharing lessons and knowledge learned from my own build. I am determined to do at least 90% of the work myself. Thus, mistakes will be made, but that’s how we learn right? For me, the most rewarding part of a restoration is acquiring the knowledge and skills to maintain my vehicle. Basically, if I can’t build it, I can’t drive it.
My first venture into becoming a vintage Mustang enthusiast began with the restoration of a 1968 Mustang, my high school daily driver. Collaborating with my Father while learning the basics of auto mechanics, upholstery, wiring, and paint was an immensely rewarding experience. I currently work as a cinematographer, so my day job requires a vastly different skillset, but that’s what makes this whole build process exciting to me. I love to learn and use my hands building something physical that which exists in the real world and isn’t just a bunch of pixels in the cloud or big screen.
With that said, I have decided to build my dream car, a Restomod 1966 Mustang Convertible equipped with a Coyote engine, T56 transmission, coil over suspension, 4 link rear end, 4 wheels disc brakes, roll bar, many other modern mechanical, and electrical upgrades. I love the idea of building a vintage muscle car, but drives like a modern vehicle offering both good performance and reliability. Inspiration comes from vehicles built by vendors such as: The Ring Brothers, Revology Cars, Classic Recreations, and from contributors to this very forum.
I scoured the web looking for an ideal vehicle to restore. However, I didn’t have the heart to chop up a solid surviving convertible, so I decided to go with a new structure purchased from R3 Performance Products. If I purchased a rust bucket, I would ultimately end up replacing the majority of the structure anyways and I wanted to be sure that I had a solid platform to handle the horsepower and stiffer suspension. Did I make the right decision? You be the judge. With that said, thanks for reading. Here it is in epoxy glory.