1967 Coupe - TA Inspired Street Car
Hello everyone, I've been a member now for about a year but have been more or less hiding in the shadows. I thought it might be time to go ahead put myself and my car out there.
I want to start this off with letting you know a little about myself. I first became interested in Mustangs (and cars in general, for that matter) when my grandfather brought home a 1968 Mustang Convertible from an auction when I was around 8 years old. It was red, had a black top, wire wheels, wasn't in fantastic shape, and had an in-line 6cyl and 3speed. My whole life, I never once actually rode in this car, but I sat in it and pretended about once a week.
Fast-forward... I got a Dark Satin Green, Spring Edition 1998 Mustang GT 2V Automatic as my first car at age 15. I made way too many memories to count in that car and it was my daily driver until I was 21. I'm now 23, and about 2 years ago, my grandfather passed away due to multiple bouts with cancer. When they auctioned off everything from his farm, the mustang went too. I wanted nothing more than to buy it, but the money simply wasn't there. It wasn't soon after, that even though I missed the opportunity on getting that car, I had to part with my 1998 GT so that I could begin funding a classic of my own.
Last summer, I found a good deal on a running, driving, 20-footer paint 1967 Mustang Coupe with what I thought was a 289 and a C4 Auto. I drove 3.5hrs to Detroit, MI to meet the owner one weekend and see it for myself. I told him I wanted it but didn't have a truck or trailer, and ended up talking him into an extra $200 for him to deliver it to my house the following week.
Unlike most people into this hobby, I didn't grow up around cars, or doing anything mechanical really. I had only just started changing my own oil, and that was about the extent of my mechanical / maintenance knowledge. I didn't have any tools, not a ton of time, not a ton of money... basically just a dream since I was a kid. So like many people out there, I put reason aside and said "ah, how hard could it be."
I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
1967 C-Code Notchback Coupe - Trans-Am Inspired Street Car, No Experience 1st Timer Budget Build