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Well, we(my dad and I) strarted the restoration today.....kind of. We were planning on waking up early, and getting started. We wanted to get the drive train back in, clean up the engine, and some other stuff. Well, turns out, we wake up, and remember...we havn't even cleaned out the garage yet! Jeesh. Started at noon, got done with the garage at about 2:00 pm, pushed the car into the garage. Then we took about 30 min getting it jacked up to about 11 or 12 inches high. The car kept sliding because our garage floor slightly slants towards the middle where there is a drain. So, that was kind of tough. Then, once we got under it, we found out we couldn't put the driveshaft back in until we got a new set of u-joints for the rear. So, we went and got that at Autozone, then went somewhere else to get some more Simple Green and some other odds and ends. So, turns out, we actually got nothing done on the car. But, we would have had to do all this eventually. We are going to do actual work on the car during the week, and a lot on the weekend. I will have more updates and pics next weekend. Sorry, had to vent.

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[color:blue]1969 Mach 1-in restoration</font color=blue>
[color:green]I got my stang on April Fools day. I wonder if that means something....</font color=green>
 
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sean,
Believe it or not thats quite common. Its the old one thing leads to another. Sometimes its the little things that take up most of the time. Good luck with the resto.

~Chris
San Antonio, Tx
66 coupe 289
70 fastback done by may/graduation...hopefully
 
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Boy Can I relate.....SWMBO is out of town until Tuesday. Man I was gonna have have the car primed and engine bay painted when she got back. What did I do ALL DAY yesterday and today.....Worked on the boat of course. I did actually touch the mustang Friday night. I'm working tomorrow AM, takeing off at noon, and working on the Stang. I know it'll happen.....I know it will.

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'67 Coupe project car (Did I say project car? I meant pile of rust)
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I started to fix a "simple" charging system problem on my 69 a week or so ago. Today I finished up replacing the entire under dash wiring harness that the @&^%$^ PO had butchered. It is pretty common to wind up with more to do than you started with. Hang in there, when the project comes together it makes it all worthwhile.

68 restomod coupe (sold)
69 Mach1
67 coupe - Son's
 
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I'll trade. I am Cursed. It rains my every day off .. i could cry. For the last 2 months.. every tuesday and wednesday it rains.:p

1968 Coupe, 6cyl Std, Bench Seat. Driven through 10 years of College.
 

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I forgot to post the good news. When we got under the car to see what shape it was in, there was no rust at all except for the front floor pans. The backseat floorpans are perfect, as is everything else. I was amazed....it looked like a new car, except some minor things.

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[color:green]I got my stang on April Fools day. I wonder if that means something....</font color=green>
 
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im sure you will find other things to fix that cant be fixed until u fix something else and buy this and rebuild that. very frustrating but thats the way it goes, with me anyways.
 
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