Hey, This is the start of my build thread, I guess its gonna be more of a tear down thread at this point. Some info on what I have and plan.
I had a 1967 mustang coupe, survivor car except one colour change repaint. It was nothing special , coupe, 289 auto but it was the best example of a survivor car iv seen in person, all original sheetmetal and 100% original interior. Never any rust or damage repairs. 89000mi. So iv been wanting an e-bodie for some time and an ad came up in Ontario for a 1973 challenger for trade with mustang. Pics were exchanged and discriptions were given so I trailered down the mustang from out west (3700 km one way). When I got there I had a look at the challenger and it looked awesome, interior is new, sounds good, but underneath is scabbed together a bit. So I asked for a bit of difference to cover some of the costs of transport. Trade was made but I wasn't feeling the love for this car yet and was starting to second guess what I had done..
First stop for fuel I decided to take the challenger out and look at it and fill er up to make my self feel better about the trade. So full tank of premium, went and paid and come out and its like a movie scene at the pumps, you know, when gas is creeping out from under the car around the wheels right before someone throws a lit cig into the puddle. All $67 on the ground
load up the car and continue.
Got the car home and what a mess in the trailer, every fluid that was in the car, had decided to mark its territory on the floor of the rental car hauler. Oil, coolant, p/s, tranny fluid and some gear oil and of coruse gas. Ok, prof cleaned trailer and returned. Car is in the garage now. Started looking through the interior and decided to remove the floor mats and stuff to vacume the new carpet that was installed. Lifted the rubber backed mats and a web of mossy white mold is growing under all 4 floor mats.
I do have love for this car, even with its bumpy start so I am going to strip the whole car and start fresh to bring it to the caliber my mustang was. (SO much for a driver trade, not project car lol) . Here is the car as it sits now. Sorry for the rant, I feel better now.