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#1
http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3437867361.html

I want a simple project for my son and I to do before he starts learning to drive. He is going to need a car, though he won't get it for a few years.

I figure he and I can prep and paint the reap bumper cover, give everything a good cleaning, do the minor repairs (seller says the top is good, I suspect it is going to need replacement)


I would like opinions. I owned a 95 GT with a 5 speed and it was a very fast, but easy to drive car when it was stock. I suspect this one with the automatic will be better for a kid

(He is a really responsible kid, I am not worried about him showing off. Heck he gets mad if I do a burnout with him in the car.)

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#2
Sounds like a GREAT idea, Jeff!

I gave my daughter the 1989 LX 5.0 that she came home from the hospital in after she was born on her 16th birthday. With her studies and all, she never drove it until AFTER she graduated from Harvard three years ago. Funny thing, she loves the car but since she is living and working in Boston, the car is still "taking up space" here in my 4-car garageSmile.

Last week, I got a '69 Mach 1 that I plan to give to my youngest Son on his 16th birthday (3 years hence) but we (the First Lady and I) don't plan on telling him about it for a couple of years while it undergoes the restoration.

I think I like your idea better...working on the car with your Son.

I say "Go for it."


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#3
Sharp looking Car, Looks liek it woould be a nice project.

My son wants a 2001 Mustang, because thats year he was born, and he also hates it whe I do Burnouts, he says I'm going to Kill the car, and it ruins the tires!!

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#4
Looks like a pretty clean stocker, i say go for it!

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#5
The ex is not on board with him having a convertible. The current plan is I will provide a car and do all maintenance and repair and she will provide insurance.

I think she is just worried her ever expanding ass won't fit in the seat. Wink

Oh well, looks like my Mach is gonna get a fresh short block earlier than expected!

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#6
Looks nice... if all checks out... There's lots of aftermarket parts etc available for a real nice father son build,,

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Jeff73Mach1;99877 Wrote:The ex is not on board with him having a convertible. The current plan is I will provide a car and do all maintenance and repair and she will provide insurance.

I think she is just worried her ever expanding ass won't fit in the seat. Wink

Oh well, looks like my Mach is gonna get a fresh short block earlier than expected!

LOL WOWwhistling but back to the car. I say go for it and let the rest work out however it works out. Went through the same with mine when I bought my daughter her motorcycle but I did not ask just did it.
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#8
I say go for it.Cool
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Jeff73Mach1;99833 Wrote:http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3437867361.html

I want a simple project for my son and I to do before he starts learning to drive. He is going to need a car, though he won't get it for a few years.

I figure he and I can prep and paint the reap bumper cover, give everything a good cleaning, do the minor repairs (seller says the top is good, I suspect it is going to need replacement)


I would like opinions. I owned a 95 GT with a 5 speed and it was a very fast, but easy to drive car when it was stock. I suspect this one with the automatic will be better for a kid

(He is a really responsible kid, I am not worried about him showing off. Heck he gets mad if I do a burnout with him in the car.)

That will change Big Grin

cobra3073;99840 Wrote:Sounds like a GREAT idea, Jeff!

I gave my daughter the 1989 LX 5.0 that she came home from the hospital in after she was born on her 16th birthday. With her studies and all, she never drove it until AFTER she graduated from Harvard three years ago. Funny thing, she loves the car but since she is living and working in Boston, the car is still "taking up space" here in my 4-car garageSmile.

Last week, I got a '69 Mach 1 that I plan to give to my youngest Son on his 16th birthday (3 years hence) but we (the First Lady and I) don't plan on telling him about it for a couple of years while it undergoes the restoration.

I think I like your idea better...working on the car with your Son.

I say "Go for it."


BT

You are giving your son a 69 Mach I? I've been saving for years for one for MYSELF!!!! I need to "stop selling death sticks and rethink my life". (its derived from a Star Wars quote)


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#10
I found a good deal on an 2001 Mustang Bullitt when my son was 17. He is 22 now and has done well with it. Only 2 minor tickets over the years (that I know of). I say go for it, but you may want to put a roll bar in it. Maybe the wife will approve with a roll bar.
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