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Old 04-11-2013, 07:39 AM
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Dude, you live in New Orleans! I bought my coupe down there, used to love to go to Ascension Mustangs and scour stuff.

We lived in River Ridge/Harahan. Wife taught at Academy of the Sacred Hearts. I bought my car about a month before Katrina hit. We were so blessed, we didnt flood. Lot of great Mustangs left out of there full of mud and on roll backs.
This is what it looks like in Harahan after I bought it, repaired the collision damage where the prev owner put it in the ditch on the test drive. Door is still caved in in this pic, the front sheetmetal was all replaced on the front and driver side.
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Dude, you live in New Orleans! I bought my coupe down there, used to love to go to Ascension Mustangs and scour stuff.

We lived in River Ridge/Harahan. Wife taught at Academy of the Sacred Hearts. I bought my car about a month before Katrina hit. We were so blessed, we didnt flood. Lot of great Mustangs left out of there full of mud and on roll backs.
This is what it looks like in Harahan after I bought it, repaired the collision damage where the prev owner put it in the ditch on the test drive. Door is still caved in in this pic, the front sheetmetal was all replaced on the front and driver side.
We lived in River Ridge/Harahan

What street, we're right off Sauve Rd, behind Curtis and St Matthew


used to love to go to Ascension Mustangs and scour stuff

Never heard of them, Ascension Parish I'm assuming?
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:09 AM
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I remember the story of how the PO put it in a ditch on the test drive, I had no idea that ditch was in my backyard,..where was it, what and who's ditch?!
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Man, we were right down the road, Sedgefield Dr, couple blocks from St Ritas.

I bought the car from a dude over in Madisonville, he was a horse trainer for the NOPD. Good dude, not a great driver. He got the car from a guy over near the no surprise drag strip or whatever they call it. Used to go the Mustang club meetings at Rose Tavern on River Road.

I never went back to Ascension after Katrina. Not sure how they faired.
We had freinds over on Sauve Road, had a big old house that used to be a barn, really cool.

I miss that place, I had a blast down there for the four years I was there. Used to water ski back in those days then got the car and shifted gears.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:47 PM
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small world.....

Tell me about Ascension Mustangs,..what is it?
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It was out in Ascension Parish, just a huge field of old Mustangs and other really cool fords.

Most of the sheet metal was gone due to flooding, but I found my clutch pedals, glove box door and crap like that out there.

I found em in the Phone book I think. Couldnt tell you how to get there, it was in the bayou.
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I'll look,..thanks
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You guys from the KS, MO area are gonna haveta help me out here, along some Interstate, maybe 40, or 70, from the South East, there is nothing out there but XXX porn shops and fireworks stands.

Seriously,..like every coupla miles or so, there was a Porn Super Store. At this point the co-pilot is up again,...I'm kinda trying to play off the XXX stores like I don't see them, yea right,...there are some serious porn dogs on that stretch of Interstate!!

Finally he breaks the ice,.."Dad, whats with all the porn stores"? We both break up laughing, "I really don't know Buddy". KEEP IN MIND THAT WE'RE FROM NEW ORLEANS,....SIN CITY, and there were enough XXX stores to make us comment!
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:14 AM
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Driving at night, by yourself , with no other cars on the road gives you a lot of time to think,....in my case to think about what we may be getting into with this car. Maybe the rockers are rusted out, areas of the roof, front frame rails,...all the things that I didn't see and didn't really think to ask about because they're so obvious.

I still can't get past the fact that he's selling this so cheaply, originallly asking $500, then getting it down to $400,...parts car? I've been looking at a lot of cars, a lot of cars,...a lot of cars, basic complete rolling shells seem to be selling for $1,500 and up, mostly up. How is this a damn parts car, its not like I'm hearing about it word of mouth, he's got this advertised on CL and I'm the only one that wants it?!

Again this cars sems to be just what we're looking for, a pretty straight body, with normal rust being OK. We'll be replacing the motor, trans, rear end, rear frame and flooring from the front seat back, full tubs will replace the back seat,...basically we want just a complete rolling shell.

The seller has been very straight forward with describing the rust and damage, if anything he's actually overstated the actual rust.

But what if,..............

Dude, we'll be there soon enough, if nothing more ithe trip will be a good / fun road trip with my buddy. Lots of good memories either way, but hopefully we'll come back with the shell that we need.
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OK, sun comes up, much easier to drive and stay alert, but I'm really feeling like crapola, better take that second shot of 5 hr energy; big mistake,...we'll get to that in a little bit. It's sometime after 12:00 noon, we're about there, but at this point I've been up around 30 hrs, I'm a zombie minus the body parts falling off.

As we pull up we both see the car,...'Dad, dad, it's right there over by the lawn mower, it's got cool looking rims for a junker".

We pull up in the driveway to a reception of what must be 100 barking dogs,..probably closer to 2, but remember that second shot of energy,..I'm really in a bad pissy mood, very jumpy, nervous and sweating bad,..really bad,..pretty dizzy also.

Introductions all around and start checking out the car,..holy crap, this thing looks pretty damn good, all glass is in tack, as are all body panels. Typical rust in lower rear quarters, nice patch of bondo on the right quarter, pick at it and it's about 1/8" thick,..not bad. There is no interior, none, nota, zero, ziltch, and the floors are rusted through in areas, no suprise there.

THIS JUST WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR AND JUST HOW IT WAS DESCRIBED

How bad does he wanna sell it, he originally was asking $500 OBO, we agreed top $400 over the phone,..."Whats the least you'll take for it, how about $300?",..."Well you did come a pretty long ways,..yeas let's do $300.00".

Quick Tanner, lets load this baby up
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:25 PM
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It looks good from the pic. Worth more then 300, you got a nice car.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:58 PM
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Great story Israel! Your adventure sounds like many of my car expeditions

The 67's resembles the condition that my 67 was in. Minus most of the rust thankfully..That would be a great pro street car especially since it is inexpensive. I will keep watching your progress on this car!
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thanks,...got a link to your build?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:24 PM
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thanks,...got a link to your build?
Unfortunately, i don't have much of my mustang posted on the net other that some pictures here and there.

Right now, the lack of a garage or shop has left me from completing it as of yet. I am waiting patiently for the opportunity to use one and get the show on the road so to speak.

Lots of parts have been acquired and i am still building the 557 for it as well..

So, in the meantime, i must live vicariously through you and the others with cool projects
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