Look what followed me home, can I keep it?
Arcadian Blue '66 coupe, 289, C4. Power steering, no AC or PB. Two previous owners had (if what I am told is correct) started working on it, then lost steam. My intent is to do a complete but not concours restoration to stock, or very close to stock condition.
It's our fourth Mustang. #1 was a '77 Mustang II Ghia 4-speed, bought in 1979 when my wife and I were newly married. It lasted a couple of months before it was totaled by a Malibu in an intersection. #2 was a '73 Grande bought to replace it. I drove that until 1986-ish. After that it was a long time before #3, a '98 V6 coupe bought new. Drove that until 2003, have been driving a pickup ever since.
I've done a fair amount of body and mechanical work in the past, but never a complete restoration. Right now I'm just pulling it apart and getting a handle on what I'm up against, and how badly the previous owners screwed it up. I am assuming that everything is s*** and the engine and tranny are toast (and budgeting accordingly), so hopefully there will be only pleasant surprises.
About me: Geezer (late 50s). Geek. Private pilot, so when it's super nice, screw the car, I'm flying. Married, kids, youngest one is a gearhead who will be helping out occasionally.