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Old 05/30/2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Story has it back in 1968 Grandpa Josť took my grandmother car shopping in Anchorage, Alaska. They checked out both the Camaro and Mustangs. Grandpa was bound and determined to get her a new car, so while she liked the Camaro, she was too short to see over the steering wheel. One day on his way to "work" he stopped in the Ford dealership and told them he wanted to get her a Mustang, "but not the baby poop color." The sales guy told him that they had just got one in off the boat and it was back in the warehouse. They walked back to take a look but wouldn't let Grandpa go in. He just said it was some fancy "California Edition" but "it is the red one in the back." Grandpa said "it says California, so it has to be fancy, I will take it."

It took about a week or two according to the conversation on that flight from Puerto Rico with Grandpa, but the Car was delivered to the house, Grandma called Grandpa and said, "some guy is trying to give me the keys to some car, he says it is mine." Grandpa proceeded to ask her how it looked, her response was the most beautiful thing ever. "well take the damn keys!" His words...

Well Grandpa kept that car after she passed, and until about 8 years ago it never left his site. That was when he first asked me to take it, and give it a tune up and an oil change. It needed more than that, as it sat pretty much idle for nearly 20 years. in the carport under the tarps. Grandpa Passed away in January 2017, and I inherited the car and everything with it. (lots and lots of paperwork).

Thus I am new to the crew. Ironically, The Registered owner will never change names, as I am III.




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Old 06/05/2017, 08:38 AM   #2
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Welcome, I love it that it is a family heirloom.

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Old 06/09/2017, 09:56 AM   #3
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Great story! Welcome!

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Old 06/22/2017, 02:58 PM   #4
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Welcome Cuervo! I love the history of your car!

I'm an old timer here but haven't been here much in the past four years.

Hi Scott and Rich!!!

My GT/CS was my first car, still have it 43 years later. Paid $800. Featured in the May 1998 issue of Mustang Illustrated.
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Old 07/07/2017, 11:29 PM   #5
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Finally off crutches and starting to get the Garage cleaned out to start working on this project as soon as the wife deploys. Poor Car has been sitting under a few tarps for a couple years. I only got it into a garage this last year. in two weeks the plan is to start a deep clean of the interior. Wash the outside, Drain the fuel and assess the Front end.

With the Wife being deployed I will have a year of no nagging to get as much done as possible!
















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Old 07/08/2017, 05:38 AM   #6
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It looks like you have a bit of cleaning ahead of you. The car looks solid.
For some reason I like your car, here is a picture of my current project.

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Old 07/08/2017, 05:41 AM   #7
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Old 07/10/2017, 02:25 AM   #8
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Here is the picture.

I can't imagine why you would have a liking to it. But there is a similarty. I am fairly certain my hubcaps are organals as gp kept everything. .
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Old 07/10/2017, 04:34 AM   #9
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Did they add a under dash AC? Was wondering why the console was cut.

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Old 07/10/2017, 07:18 AM   #10
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Hey Cuervo, I have a set of 1969 front seats with headrests, in 1968 dark red, that I recovered for my old car and kept when I sold it, that have never been installed or used, if you want to save some time and effort on your seats. I live 300 miles from you but visit my kids and grandkids in Lake Tapps frequently and could deliver. PM me if you're interested.

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Old 07/10/2017, 04:50 PM   #11
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Did they add a under dash AC? Was wondering why the console was cut.
Yeah they did. This is the major altercation to the car that was done. At least that I have been able to find so fwr. But my largest project is going to the front end.
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Old 07/12/2017, 11:04 AM   #12
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Welcome Cuervo! I love the history of your car!

I'm an old timer here but haven't been here much in the past four years.

Hi Scott and Rich!!!
Hi Donna!
I haven't been on much either the last few years but trying to get back to visiting more often.

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Old 07/16/2017, 11:44 AM   #13
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Great story and glad to hear she is now yours !
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