So on friday night I put the Mustang on Craigslist with a pretty funny ad.
I have an 86 Mustang GT… that has some issues. The interior is stripped out. The motor ran like crap. The electrical is kaput. It looks like it’s been in about 3 accidents, or one really bad one. It has a badly installed roll cage. The only seat in the car is a bit of a torture device. It only has one working light on the whole car. And to top it all off it’s painted pink… with house paint.
It has a 9″ rear end, and the 5 bolt conversion, and sweet brakes all the way around.
I do have the title, but it was never transferred to me and the car is not registered. The wheels and tires shown are not included.
So basically what I’m saying is that if you want some of my cool parts the only price that you have to pay is to come haul this thing away ASAP. If someone doesn’t take it away fast, I’ll probably haul it to the dump.
You’re still reading! You’re either mad or bored. So here’s the story. This heap is the result of months of weekends work trying to get it running for the upcoming LeMons race at sears point. It was going to be painted pink and made to look like a pig. It died on the first test drive and we’ve decided that to make the race we had to abandon this car in favor of a car that is ready to go. Let this be a cautionary tale to any fools out there that want to run a LeMons car. If you make a Lemons race effort you’ll probably just end up with a failing marriage, an empty bank account, a piece of junk on blocks in your rust, and oil stained driveway. I hope you’ve learned this lesson, because I haven’t.
Now come haul this thing away. If you really want it and can’t haul it, contact me anyway, perhaps we could haul it to you.
I also started shopping seriously for a wheel/tire combo that would allow us to keep the Direzzas that we bought for the stang. They were about the only valuable thing on there. Early Saturday I went to Tedd’s and started stripping the ‘stang. Tedd pitched in. We got the steering wheel, the wheels, the foam padding, one of the cut off switches, the nifty LED brake light I made, the race seat, the battery, and probably some other stuff. That morning I had found some wheel/tires in Pleasanton, but Tedd found some right around the corner for an extra $50. I decided to save the time and drive. We got the ugly crome wheels with bald tires. Now we got to keep the cool tires and still roll the stang away. The wrecker company was supposed to show at 2-2:30pm and our appointment with the Acoord guy was at 4pm. At 2:30 they said by 3. At 3:15 we decided to roll the Mustang out of the way so we could get out the trailer. With visegrips for a steering wheel we pushed that lump of steel around until it was out of the way and then had to drag the trailer out and get it hitched. We were only a bit late getting to Nimby where the Accord was. We loaded it up wrote a check and took off. When we got back Tedd’s tow van wouldn’t start so we had to manually put the trailer back and push the van to a parking spot. Who says wrenching isn’t good exercise? I’m gonna be sore tomorrow. The wrecker completely flaked on us. Luckily during the drive there and back the craigslist ad started getting results. As I finish this I’ve got 5 people claiming they’ll be there first thing to tow it away for free. We’ll see.