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The story of 'Baby Boss':
In 1992 when i was four years old my parents bought a '69 coupe mustang to rebuild my mom's '69 convertible. My dad kept saying that he was going to use the coupe as a parts car. Me and my four-year-old self didn't understand what he meant by "parts car," so I asked him. When he told me he meant to cut peices off the car to rebuild the other one I started crying and said "daddy please don't kill that little car." From then on it was my car!
It had been sittin' in the weather for over ten years, and the other time it was only half way in a garage, so it was in pretty bad condition. After we decided not to destroy the carmy dad parked it behind our shop, in the woods, and it sat there for close to six years. When I was ten-years-old my dad decided we would pull the car out of the woods and start working on it. It would still crank then so we tried it, and a pile of leaves under the exhaust pipe caught fire, which caused the car to catch on fire. So my dad grabbed a tractor and yanked it out of the woods. When he did he banged up both doors and the quarter panel that was actually good. Then he let it sit in front of the shop for five more years, so much for actually workin on it.
When I was fifteen, about three months before I turned sixteen my dad decided that we should start actually workin on the car. So we spent day and night and weekend trying to get it done for my sixteenth birthday,but here we are seven months after I turned 16 and were just getting it done!!
It took us about three months to complete the exterior. We had to deal with the damage from the fire, the run-in with the trees, damage from someone running into it, and weather damage. We replaced most of the sheet metal on the car, in fact the only original sheet metal is the fenders, the roof, and the cowl panel. One of the previous owners had cut the exhaust pipe off and it caused the entire trunk floor to rust out. The body work took hours of cutting, grinding, welding, and waitin on new parts to come in. My dad's friend Yancey did most of the body work, and taught me a lot about it. Yancey also did the paint and primer on the car. We did the primer out in my backyard, and he took the car to Columbus Technical College to do the paint and used it as a demonstration car, he teaches shop there. We spent a whole weekend water-sanding the car to get it as smooth as possible. Then in mid-May we sprayed it with its chrome yellow and black paint. I'll try to get some pictures of in-progress work up, but for now here's some finished exterior pictures:
Baby's close up
First day at school!
Me with Baby Boss.
My beautiful Magnum 500's!
If u're wonderin why I call her Baby Boss its mostly because of the paint scheme, and scoops 'n spoilers. I wanted to put a mach 1 styled hood stripe on the car to toned the yellow down a bit, and put a black vinyl top back on the car like it originally had. I also wanted the hood scoop, which we modified by taking out the blinker notches, and both front and back spoilers. My dad thought it neede some kind of stripe, so without telling me he had one custom made. He took a '69 Boss 302 stripe and had someone custom make a new one. he took out the "boss" and put in the '69 styled lettering for "Mustang". Then he put the stripe on without tellin me, you bet i freaked out. Then I looked at it and thought "hey it looks like a baby Boss 302" and the lights turned on in my head! It's really cool too because the stripe is reflective when a light hits it, I'll get a picture of that up too!
stripe glowing/stripe not
custom Boss 302 reflective stripe
Shelby side scoops
customized CJ hood scoop, filled and finished
front chin spoiler
Magnum 500 wheels
Ceramic coated brake drums
port and polish head, intake and exhaust
milled block and head
bored 30 over
blueprinted and balanced
Clifford performance camshaft
Three angle valves
Flame Thrower ignition
Clifford's split header system w/ true dual exhaust
Alan Hodgeson street/strip performance transmission
Twin power amplifiers
dual 10" infinity subwoofers
Hey if ya'll get a chance check out my '93 convertible LX at www.cardomain.com/id/93vertstang
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