I have been occasionally writing for a car blog called Curbside Classic and recently published the history of the 1969 Ford F-100 pickup truck that was in our family for over forty years. The story can be read here. Hope you enjoy.
Wearing shiny new black paint, for the first time in 50 years.
Tyler and I have been making steadier progress on our two Volkswagen Beetle projects lately. I took both chassis/floorpans and ten wheels to a local sandblaster, and we’ve been working on priming and painting them all. The primer grey pan in front is for my 1962 sunroof Beetle, and the bare metal pan in back is Tyler’s ’63. I’ve also… Read more »
Back when I purchased my 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle (Y2K Bug), as I’ve done with every car I’ve owned, I purchased a shop manual. Only this time, I decided to go “high tech” and got a CD-ROM version. Big mistake. The software on the CD-ROM has a byzantine security setup to prevent illegal copying of the content, and it hasn’t… Read more »
My plans for this winter involved cabinetry and other projects for the dining room and kitchen, but instead, I’ve spent most of my “off” time working on vehicles. Our fleet is getting older, but we’re not yet at the point of replacing vehicles, so there are more frequent repair issues to go along with regular maintenance. So far (!), I’ve done… Read more »
Tyler bought his first car recently—a 1984 Ford Mustang L, which is a base model version with a 4-cylinder carbureted engine (originally used in the Pinto), and pretty much manual everything else. It didn’t take too long before the initial “pride of ownership” wore off, and now he’s into the “wrenching to keep it running” phase of owning an older… Read more »