Been a car guy all my life. Any kind of car from clunker to foreign to antique to muscle.
Just bought a 67 A code coupe. Wanted a car that could have been in my H.S. parking lot. I graduated in 1974.
Well, I got what I asked for. Fresh 289 with a 4 speed. That's where the goodness ends. If a part could be bent, tweaked, broken, cross threaded, cobbled, left to rot or just left off I got what I asked for. In spades.
So the journey begins. I don't care how it looks but it would be nice to have mirrors. Any mirror. And maybe some weatherstripping and window fuzzies. Sun visors are handy now and then. Be nice to have also.
But it runs and drives and most of the electrics work . Nice to drive it while dealing with the shortcomings.
Thanks in advance for all your wisdom and yes I will post some pictures of this mutt very soon.
Welcome from so cal. I also graduated in 74. I’ve got a car like yours (73 Grande), but I’ve got > 1 year of time and money spent on you. If you don’t have to, don’t rush it. The joy is in the journey, not the destination.
Welcome to VMF. A few great things about starting with a mutt are
1.) When something breaks or quits working, you're not overly surprised or concerned.
2.) Any project completed or part added is a huge upgrade.
3.) You can drive in the rain without to much worry, as long as the leaks and drips don't completely soak you.
4.) Don't have to worry about setting tools or a beverage on the fender occasionally.
5.) It's still cool, people even give thumbs up when you're driving it.
Get it safe, keep it running, and enjoy the ride. Worry about getting it good and pretty as time and budget permits.