Until recently, the only experience I had working on cars was as the brake pumping tool girl for my dad. I never really had an interest in work on cars. I’m sure, it had a lot to do with the fact that I found fetching tools for my dad boring. If only I could have that job again!!
As I sit and write this post, today would have been my father’s 62 birthday. He had always dreamed of buying a 1955 Thunderbird. Unfortunately, he let life get in the way and died before he got his dream car. With the passing of my father , my priorities changed. I realized that life is too short, no! I’m not going to let my dreams die! However, they have changed a bit.
Okay, enough of this sappy stuff .
My dream car has always been a 1969 Camaro SS. Some day!! Until then let’s talk about the cars I can afford now. I got my first wild hair to restore a car, when a friend told me about her boss’ 1975 International Scout II. I didn’t even know what it was, but I knew I was going to buy it. A friend and I worked six months restoring the Scout II. Upon completion, I realized we made it to pretty to take off roading. So, with nothing left to do on it I decided to sell it. After making a nice profit, I got the restoration bug. In the past year and a half I have bought and sold eight classic cars. My friend and I have worked on or restored all of these cars. Currently I have a 1923 Touring T Bucket (Name Double “D” T), a 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook (Named Cranbroke ), and a 1967 Jeepster Commando (Named FARGUS after my dad).