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I've noticed this the last oh... week or so. I have had no big desire to work on my 'Stang, let alone
read up on the magazines or even... <gasp> VMF...

It might have to do with the fact that I just purchased a 1995 Thunderbird LX.. leather, CD, keyless
entry, and all the other bells as whistles.. Might also have to do with the fact that the last time I worked
on her, my progress was much less than satisfactory for me...

So the question... what do you guys do when you feel just burnt out over working and fretting about
your beloved Mustang. I'm assuming it won't last, but I just feel bad that I've had no major urge to
want to go home and work on it...

Rich

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Being an M.D. (Mustang Doctor), my clinical diagnosis is that your Mustangitis has gone into remission.

This disease can return at any time. It usually resurfaces after watching a car chase involving a Mustang or seeing a completed resto of a car like yours.

I prescribe "Bullit" , "Gone in 60 Seconds", or any other movie that has a Mustang in it.
 

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Taking a break is good for the soul (not to mention the wallet). Time away will ignite the desire to reach your goal.

"What we have here is--failure to communicate."

'67 GTA (clone) coupe soon to be 5.0L w/Edelbrock 1406
 

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That's why it's so important to have a "driver", instead of a "eternal project". Whenever I start to get a feeling like that I jump in something loud with power and step down on the go pedal............... cures it every time!

Hal
Love hard, drive fast, wear your seat belt.

PS, that's my 'bird...... My Mustang is too ugly to take pictures of yet........*G*.

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Assuming your not on a schedule, just walk away for a bit. I didn't even look at my car for a month, and then one day I saw my buddy's GT-350 clone (the nicest car ever!) and it just clicked inside. Next thing you know, I sign up to show the car at Knott's, and have worked frantically ever since. By the way, he's right, your project cannot be a driver. If it is, you'll never get as deep into these projects as you should for fear of leaving yourself stranded. Hang in there dude!

Shannon a.k.a. The ShanMan! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
66' Vintage Burgundy C-code coupe
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There are days when I look at my 67 coupe, and wonder if I'll ever get to drive it. Somedays I look at it and swear I'll never get to drive it. But I figure If I just keep plugging away, that it will happen sooner or later. Unfortunately, "House boat for the weekenditis" will be taking over soon and the stang will have to wait until the fall.

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http://www.americainter.net/~fevans/tangdar_flintstone.jpg
 

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Get some fellow Mustang owners over for a BBQ, and talk about what to do to your car! Have a few coolpops and discuss matters, concerning your car ans theirs! I had a friend stop by and we chatted for about an hour. I spent 15 minutes on his 67 GTA convertible and he was eternally grateful. Likewise, he had brought over a grocery bag full of 3m undercoating (hehehe) that he had wasting away in his garage. Anyhowe, sometimes friendship gets you motivated.

Cheer up, Rich and set some goals for yourself. It can only get better!



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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Take a break. When I get like that, I just let it happen. When the nightmares start waking me up again with actual solutions, I pick back up.

Your in this for life, buddy. Expect a roller coaster ride.

I have'nt driven mine since January 5th. Supposed to pick it up in the next day or two. Drivin it is therapy, so go drive someone else's.

Ditto on go work on a friend's chevy. Ha Ha /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

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What is in the background of your vehicle picture that looks like "spider webs"? Is it the car has been sitting to long in one place?. It always reminds me of a science picture film. IT"S A GREAT PICTURE - YOU'LL LOVE IT WHEN YOU DRIVER HER AROUND SOME DAY!
 
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Your the second person who has ask that. Those are the xmas yard figures with lights on them. They are hanging oh the wall behind the car.

http://members.tripod.com/tangdar/
'67 Coupe project car (Did I say project car? I meant pile of rust)
http://www.americainter.net/~fevans/tangdar_flintstone.jpg
 

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Well, what I did was buy a '78 Friggin' Futura. Lots of parts right now in the wrecking yard and '79-'93 Mustang parts are a direct bolt on. Fun project. That helps me get the gumption up to do some small stuff to the garage shelf. I just recently primed the spindles with Coroless (tm). One of these days I'll get a nice coat of expoxy enamel paint on 'em just like the ol' Forum folks recommended.

Don't force yourself to work on the 'Stang and enjoy the T-bird.

Regards,

Dean T

Shikatta Ga Nai - "It cannot be helped"
 

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CHristmas Yard Figures! I would have never guessed, that's funny!!! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who asked! Looked at you web site picture, and it's much clearer, and yes, I can now tell they are what they are. Good luck with your project car. (or rust as you may say) LOL

PS, Thanks for the explanation of "TangDar", but your web site explains.....I wanted to ask that also!!!!!

Tom
 
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