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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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First restoration

I am George from Mansfield, Texas. I am retired and living the good life.

I have just picked up a 1970 Mustang Sportroof from my Battle Buddy in Mississippi (we deployed to the war in 2006). He purchased this Mustang before the war in order to have a project to do with his youngest son. Unfortunately his son died tragically from a skateboarding accident while attending Mississippi State, and he has been unable to bring himself to do anything with the Mustang. So he finally turned to me to handle the restoration and honor his Son. I am a backyard somewhat mechanic, who knows his limitations, but is willing to try new things. I ran a Marti report on the Mustang and found it to be a plain jane, nothing special, so I've decided to make it a resto-mod driver instead of a concourse trailer queen.

I purchased my 2008 Mustang GT in November 2007 after returning from the war. It began as a daily driver, then as an occasional driver, as I made my daily driver my 2009 Focus. From the day I purchased my Mustang I started modifying it. Today it has over 55 different mods. In 2010 I started traveling to Mustang Club of America National Shows, and competed in the Modified driven class. In 2016 we earned enough Gold awards to earn the MCA Red Grill Medallion in the Modified Driven Class. I would say that I'm done modifying my 2008 Mustang GT, but I will continue to travel to MCA National Shows.

This 1970 Mustang Sportroof will be my 1st attempt at doing a rest-mod, so I know that I have a lot to learn. In addition, I am simultaneously doing a restoration of my 1994 Thunderbird. I parked this car in August 2009 with 265K original miles. The body and interior are in great shape, but the mechanics are tired and worn. Since I'm a double retiree, Army and FAA, I am dedicating one of my retirement checks to these restorations so with time I should be able to afford them.

This should be fun and a great experience.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 06:34 AM
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Welcome from Keller. Sounds like a wonderful retirement.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 07:53 AM
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Welcome from another Texan!
As I recall one of our members here, "uncle doodoo" , is in your area and he has a '69 Convertible.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 05:29 PM
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George, welcome to VMF.

2000 Ranger 4X4 (my DD)
1999 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
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Howdy neighbor. Welcome aboard.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 06:11 PM
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Welcome to the madness and THANK YOU for your service.

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Sounds like a sweet ride! Welcome!
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