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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/25/2005 11:51:22 AM EDT
I know, way off topic but I'm in a pinch. I inherited a 1967 mustang that needs body and paint work.
I currently live in Chicago, but the car is in the Trussville/Birmingham Alabama area in a storage facility.
I don't know who to trust in that area to work on this car and not 1.) screw me over, and 2.) screw up the car. Can anyone suggest a repuitable craftsman in this area who you would trust?

Thanks,
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:00:58 PM EDT

I'll buy it from you
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:01:17 PM EDT
Keep looking and find a good one. You do not want a half-assed job done on an original car. Ask me how I know
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:02:00 PM EDT


Go get the car right now and fully supervise everything that goes on with it, don't do anything from a distance.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:02:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2005 12:04:18 PM EDT by Belfry_Express]
I have a 68 GT coupe in Ga that needs some work as well


I cant wait to put new heads on it. My friends and I ran some numbers, the stock heads on the 302 flow as much as a honda 1.9 liter engine. Pretty corked up


right now, mine is in the shop getting an entire new front suspension
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:03:00 PM EDT
If you want a local to Bham, post this in the Gulf States Hometown forum.

Good luck!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:13:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:14:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2005 12:15:26 PM EDT by Belfry_Express]

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Just painted my '68 a few weeks ago. The team members here picked the color when I ran a poll in the team forum, it is Brittney Blue...

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BEAUTIFUL

I am restoring mine to the original lime gold wiht the black vinyl top

ETA: I do want the hood u have tho
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:19:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:24:37 PM EDT
1.) I'm not going to sell it. It belonged to my wife's grandfather why passed away earlier this year.
2.) I just need a name of a REPUITABLE company who has a decent track record
3.) I can only take off two weeks in August to get it done
4.) I have already posted in the Gulf States forum

I am not going to trust this job to some shade tree half baked moron. It's not a fancy car, but it is special to my wife (who lets me buy guns!) So we want to do it right.

The car needs some minor body work. It has scrapes on the passenger door and fender that match the garage door in Birmingham!
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:29:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:59:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 11:49:53 AM EDT by AeroE]

Originally Posted By lc_allen28:
1.) I'm not going to sell it. It belonged to my wife's grandfather why passed away earlier this year.
2.) I just need a name of a REPUITABLE company who has a decent track record
3.) I can only take off two weeks in August to get it done
4.) I have already posted in the Gulf States forum

I am not going to trust this job to some shade tree half baked moron. It's not a fancy car, but it is special to my wife (who lets me buy guns!) So we want to do it right.

The car needs some minor body work. It has scrapes on the passenger door and fender that match the garage door in Birmingham!



Call Mid America Classic Mustang in St. Charles, Missouri and talk to them about a restoration. I'm sure they could get the car for you, too. I'll get a phone number tonight: 636-946-4444.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 6:56:27 PM EDT
Check out "Corral.net"... best Mustang forum on the net. .
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:29:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By COLT6721A3:
Here's my Ford .... Mustangs are too "dime a dozen" for me ... :)

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WOW! That Mavrick is sweet!
Is it a 71 or a 72? I have been thinking my next project should be a Mavrick.

Here is my Mustang, painted by my dad and I in the driveway, the second car we have painted.

before:


after:

Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:37:31 PM EDT
That's a 1971 Grabber ... A 1972 is basically the same except the stripe style is slightly different and Comfortweave seats were not offered in 1972 ...
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:40:54 PM EDT
Whats up with ARFCOM people owning broken down mustangs? DK-prof is your expert on this subject. Ask him about his rag in the engine.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:43:13 PM EDT
Too bad you dont live in Ohio... I have a friend whos been restoring mustangs forever. down the last nut and bolt. ive seen him do some amazeing things. He literaly took a fastback that was wreched in the front and a coupe that was wrecked in the rear and made a complete are..... Hes got a rig in his garage that allows him to litteraly flip cars upside down to work on the floorboards and underbody with ease... he does amazeing things but hes not cheap.... IMO hes close to the best ...
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:44:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2005 7:45:27 PM EDT by rlc]
i cannot believe no one has said, "sell it and buy a chevy!!"

what's this world coming to!!

ETA, love the maverick!
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 8:09:37 PM EDT
Don't know any good restorers but if you need any basic help moving it, or area info PM me, I live in Trussville.....
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 8:35:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By COLT6721A3:
That's a 1971 Grabber ... A 1972 is basically the same except the stripe style is slightly different and Comfortweave seats were not offered in 1972 ...



Nice, I don't know too much about the Mavricks, yet. I just know that in 73 they got the battering ram front bumpers like every other Ford.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 8:41:39 PM EDT
Actually 73 was the transition year ... it had a mid-size front bumper and a slim early style rear bumper .... 74 is when they started coming adorned with the "park bench" bumpers on both ends ...
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 6:54:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 11:50:47 AM EDT
BTT with phone number for Mid America Classic Mustang, 635-946-4444.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 4:31:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By COLT6721A3:
Here's my Ford .... Mustangs are too "dime a dozen" for me ... :)

homepage.mac.com/dmhines/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2005-05-05%2003.44.32%20-0700/Image-6BACCEB2BD5211D9.jpg

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Okay, I have officially been suprised.

I have seen a lot of cars.

I have seen people soup up all sorts of stuff. I have seen Vegas with bored out small blocks, NO2 and drag tires.

But that is the FIRST restored Maverick I have ever seen.

To each his own.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 6:59:45 PM EDT by COLT6721A3]
If you were in Owensboro, KY this weekend you would have seen plenty more ... we had our yearly Maverick Roundup there ...

Maverick Round 2005
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