Posts Tagged ‘PREVIOUS BUILDS’

JSWORKS_Mustang_Goodbye

I said goodbye to my 69 Mustang this week. Bittersweet to say the least. I’ll save the metaphors and just say after 6+ years and a lot of memories, it was time to move on.¬†

We shot our last scene with her on a beautiful moonlight night almost two weeks ago… she was supposed to leave the next day. Two weeks later – and a few “snowpocalypses” in between – she finally went on the trailer this Friday.

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JSWORKS_Mustang_Top_Gear

Happy New Year! With the craziness of the holidays finally over and the haze of a week long food coma subsiding, I’m beginning to get back to business on the Z build. I’ve got a lot of work to do and plenty of updates forthcoming, but before I get into all that, I thought I’d take a look back at one of my previous builds – my 1969 Mustang Coupe.

This car has a lot of sentimental value to me. Bought during the trials of a failing relationship, the Mustang was a much needed distraction from the emotional uncertainty I was living with at the time. But what started as a welcome escape, soon rivaled the relationship in the amount of grief it caused me… Rather quickly, the Mustang went from plans for a fun weekend cruiser, to a complete two year tear down. In that time, everything would be rebuilt or replaced.

As the car emerged from its two year rebuild (completely restored), the relationship was ending. We had been through so much together, I honestly didn’t even want to look at her for one more second… my ex or the car! Why keep a painful reminder of what I had just been through? Much less cherish it… then everything changed.

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