Take yourself back to a place in time when you were about 5 years old and all you wanted to do was hang out and do cool stuff with your dad. Rob and Nathaniel the father and son partnership gets down and dirty. Now — Instead of hot wheels and matchbox cars your dad promotes you to assistant engineer of a 1966 barn find full tilt rebuild. Lots of Marvel Mystery Oil, CJ Pony Parts boxed up in the trunk and many videos later the project is well underway. Let’s see where they are in the fix. Welcome Rob Gardner to Ford Mustang, The Early Years Podcast.
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Please upload a favorite pic of your Mustang or a classic car you drive now or have owned in the past.
What do you do for a living and is it related to classic cars or Mustangs?
I am an intensive care nurse, not at all related to Mustangs! But part of the fun of this project is learning how to work on cars along with my son.
Is there anything specific you would like to share on the show?
Just the story of how I gave my son this classic Mustang for his 5th birthday, the motivation behind it and the progress that we’ve made so far.
How long have you owned your classic ride?
Nathaniel has had it for about 6 months now.
If you’ve made improvements to your classic car or restored it, what work have you done?
It was a barn find original, so we’re gradually making improvements as we learn how!
Do you work on your classic cars yourself or do you have a mechanic or shop do the work?
We’re doing all the work ourselves, including pulling the engine (currently). If we have to respray the car I’ll probably have to send it to a professional just so we don’t make a mess it.
What plans do you have for improvements/restoration/modification of your classic car?
Part of the saga has been discovering just how original the car is, if it wasn’t numbers-matching, didn’t have original paint, etc. we would have gone with the original plan which was to restomod the car, but it looks like it would be a crime to chop it up since it’s such a barn-find original car.
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