Here is a short getting started jump start..... Then it's time for you
to grab the ball and run with it..... : )
For parts, from weather stripping to ????? It's time to buy some
magazines, read through the ads, and send for, call for, go on line
and request catalogs, literature, etc.
Mustang and Fords (www.mustangandfords.com) and
Hemmings Muscle Machines would be a couple to begin with.
You can also Google for areas of interest
(ie automotive, Ford transmissions or something similar).
There are several classic car insurance companies which have been
around for decades, so not apt to disappear in the middle of the
night. Here are just a few:
Condon & Skelly www.condonskelly.com
Aon Collector Car Ins ( www.aoncollectorcar.com)
American Collectors Insurance www.americancollectors.com
J. C. Taylor Antique Auto Ins www.jctaylor.com
* one of the oldest
Go to www.hemmings.com and scan their home page, and I believe you
will find links to more.
Several offer (read the fine print of course)-
1. Agreed Value. You can put $20K into a restoration and somebody
like Allstate will only pay you blue book. With agreed value, that's
what they will pay if you car is totaled or stolen.
2. Unlimited miles. No restrictions about having to be going to/from a
car show, etc. There will be specifications like your car must be
secured in a garage when not on the road kind of thing.
3. $0 deductible on already low rates.
4. Inflation guard. the price of parts, etc, goes up, so it costs
more to repair, or the value of the car increased with time due to
such things as collector interest, you are covered. Your car gets
stolen, it's gonna cost more to get a replacement, the replacement
cost is what they pay.
5. Parts coverage up to $X (ie $500). Somebody steals the original
emblems off the car, and if you can find originals, they will pay up
to x dollars. Beyond that you have to pay the difference.
First, clean as best you can all rust. Then immediately cover the area
with one of several excellent commercial products you can find in most
auto parts supply places. One good example is POR-15. Have to read and
follow the instructions closely. Essentially, it will put a halt to
further rust advance. Of course, if it's really bad, you know where
that is headed. Either new floor panel if available, or cutting out
the rot and welding in new metal, or finding a donor car from which
you cut what you need and weld in.
Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16
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