Mid July, I went to meet Randy Sargent of Sargent’s Automotive in Snohomish WA. He runs a classic restoration shop specializing in Mustangs. Seeing as he knows a few things about where they usually have issues, he told me to go ahead and tear out the interior and then lets talk once I see what the situation is. This feels like a setup, and an opportunity for me to realize what I am actually getting into. I have to assume he has talked to enough owners to know we have to see how bad it is directly and then decide how much we want to restore it ourselves. So my son and I spent a Saturday tearing things apart.
4 years ago, in February of 2012, I started thinking about restoring the ’67 again. In preparation for talking to some shops, I took some pictures to document the wide array of issues that need some attention. It turns out this is a pretty good starting point for a before and after. I wish I would have done this years ago as well, before I took then engine out and changed out the front brakes. Reading more today, I also wish I had kept the original spindles in a box somewhere at least.
On March 6th, 1993, I purchased this 1967 Ford Mustang coupe from a fellow fire fighter. It was nearly identical to the one I have a lot of great memories in from high school, and I had to have it. Even then, it was far from perfect, but it was mine and it was awesome.