I have been a member of the site for several months now. I am on the site several times a day reading and learning.
So far I have bought the following products from the store to use in the restoration.
- Picklex 20 (2 orders)
- Zero Rust
- Stud Gun Kit
- Spot Blaster
- Spot Weld Cutters
All orders were delivered within a couple of days, were reasonbly priced and worked as advertised.
A big thanks to Len and the other Senior level guys on the board that contribute.
I have been doing motor/turbo/tuning work on late model mustangs for a few years as a hobby, but his is my first attempt at any fabrication, rust repair, body work, etc. So we are learning as we go using this site as a primary source of information along with some videos, etc.
On to the car. It's a 1965 coupe. First time buying an old car, so its been a learning experience. The car is in much worse shape than I originally thought, and everytime I remove a panel, I find more rust or areas needing repair.
I am 38 and my son is 14. Our plan is to have the car ready for him by the time he starts his junior year in HS (he is a freshman now). My goal with the project is as follows:
- Teach him fabrication, bodywork, and automotive skills in general
- Spend time working together
- Create memories that we can reflect on for many years
- In this day and time, especially with younger people there is a trend of people looking for instant gratification on everything. I am hoping that working on the car at least 2-3 times a week for a couple of years will teach him that hard work does yield results, and if you want it to be right, you can shortcut or rush things. When he gets 16, he will also be expected to get a job to help buy parts for the car.
I started a blog to document the progress, keep notes and organize the pics. It's located here: http://65turbostang.blogspot.com/2009/01/begining.html
This is what we started with:
This was the day (June, 08) we picked up the car in El Dorado, AR (5 hours from our home in Dallas)