My old coupe
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After being a mustang fanatic since the age of four, my father tells me at age fifteen he bought me a 65 mustang for my first car. Most kids would have looked at this old turd sitting behind this guys garage and passed. Not me, I couldn't have been more excited to pull the car home and go back to load up the second truck load of pieces and get started. Being able to hold on to it all through high school, college, marriage, and kids has been a blessing. People see you in it and they say yeah I had one and wish I still had it. I still do Eusa_dance. After losing dad in 2009 at age 70 to lymphoma I was able to look back and remember helping on his first restoration, a 1931 Model A pickup he left to my nephew, to the mustang, and all his other projects and Biggrin. As I have mentioned before my oldest child is now enjoying the old 65 and even set up one of her senior pictures with it. http://www.impressionsbytwyla.com/ you have to let it scroll through it is the third one. This is one with her 1957 Plymouth that grandpa left for her. Pictures are taken less than a mile from our home. http://www.impressionsbytwyla.com/galler...ghtbox/20/ fifth row down first two pictures
1969 MACH 1
1965 MUSTANG COUPE (MY FIRST CAR BOUGHT AT AGE 15)
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#2
I second your sentiments.

How long did it take you to get the 65 on the road originally?

Have you gone through it again since or is it still on it's original build?
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Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
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#3
Steven,
Started driving it when I turned 17 and still going strong on the original build. Th_go_smilie_its_yo_birthday
1969 MACH 1
1965 MUSTANG COUPE (MY FIRST CAR BOUGHT AT AGE 15)
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#4
Well done!
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Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
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http://www.mexicomissionariesofcbt.blogspot.com/
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#5
Hey Black Jade...welcome back, its been awhile! Sounds like your Dad was a special guy. Thanks for sharing with the story and photos. It looks like have a very nice family with some fond memories.
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#6
What a great family story!
                                   
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#7
Did anyone else notice??? Her Grandfather left her "CHRISTINE"!!! Shock Yikes talk about nightmares That was one vicious car. Hope she doesn't smoke??? In all reality it's a beautiful car, big long flowing land yacht. I really miss the old cars and their character. Undecided JTS 71 Mach1
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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#8
WANNA GUESS WHAT HER MIDDLE NAME IS AND WHY GRANDPA LEFT IT TO HER? Biggrin
1969 MACH 1
1965 MUSTANG COUPE (MY FIRST CAR BOUGHT AT AGE 15)
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#9
Wow OH NO! You got to be kidding??? Man if Christine really is her middle name. That's darn near creepy. Shock And Cool at the same time. Man if that radio ever goes to playing by it's self,--------------- RRRRRUUUUUNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! Pray Congrats to her, on one Cool old ride! JTS 71 Mach1
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs
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#10
SHE WASN'T REAL HAPPY WHEN HAGERTY INSURANCE SAID SHE CAN'T DRIVE IT UNTIL SHE IS 25. SHE IS 18 AND IN HER FIRST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE. DON'T TELL HAGERTY BUT SHE'S HAD IT OUT QUITE A FEW TIMES, Naughty EVEN TOOK IT TO HER SENIOR PROM. FUNNY STORY ABOOUT THAT, THEY PULL UP FOR THE ATTENDANT TO PARK IT AND HE LOOKS IN AND SEE'S THE PUSH BUTTON DRIVE, BLUSHES AND SAYS "YOU MIND PARKING IT?" 578254 THEN HER MOTHER AND I ARE SITTING WATCHING THE GRAND MARCH AND A HUGE STORM ROLLS IN. GUY NEXT ME IS LOOKING AT THE RADAR ON HIS PHONE SAYING HAIL 12 MILES TO THE WEST HEADING THIS WAY. I START SWEATING AND MY WIFE SAYS THATS WHAT YOU PAY INSURANCE FOR WHICH DOESN' T HELP. AFTER ALL SAID AND DONE HAIL HIT WEST AND NORTH OF US BUT NOT US. I DO BELIEVE MY FATHER HAD HIS HAND IN THAT. NO HAIL DENTS ON CHRISTINE. Th_go_smilie_its_yo_birthday AND MORGAN CHRISTINE HAD A GREAT SENIOR PROM Biggrin P.S. MY BROTHERS BOY TOOK THE COUPE TO HIS PROM THAT NIGHT ALSO.Thmbsup
1969 MACH 1
1965 MUSTANG COUPE (MY FIRST CAR BOUGHT AT AGE 15)
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