This month took B&T Garage/BTG Media out Terrell, TX for the monthly NTFC meet. Crown Custom Hot Rods was gracious enough to allow us to tour their shop and utilize their parking lot.
The meet started out with a meeting location at the Summit warehouse in Arlington, TX. We gathered there and cruised as a small group out to Terrell for the meet. I was able to capture a couple roller shots on the way.
Once we arrived at Crown Custom Hot Rods we gathered as usual and had a great time. It’s hard to beat like-minded people, a great shop location, beverages, pizzas and of course awesome Mustangs!
The gathering lasted about 3 hours and then we all headed on our separate ways. We, of course, had to take some roller shots on our way home!
If you’re in North Texas and own a Foxbody Mustang, you should really look us up! We’d love to have you join and be a part of the best Foxbody club in Texas!
After 12 months of the semi-flat metallic red, it was time to remove the dipyourcar.com Plastidip. The product is great and help up superbly, but needed to come off. I had a couple spots where I applied it incorrectly, runs, and a spot by the mirrors where is appeared some one peeled it. Possibly while at TMI or a parking lot some where?
Removing the dip wasn’t very hard but was time consuming. I need to determine what to do next, paint or more time. I have some time to fix some door dings and other dents before I do that.
I was able to attend the monthly North Texas Foxbody meet since mother nature was kind enough to hold the rain for a couple of hours. No one want’s t drive in that mess. Anyway, I shot some video of this meet and slapped some music to it, enjoy.
Some lessons learned, well realized, since I never seem to fix the same mistakes over and over.
Remember to set focus distance
Get a slider, your torso is not as smooth as a fluid head or slider.
A couple of weeks ago I notice my tires were rubbing the sidewall of the tire against the inner fender well. So, I decided to put some small wheel spacers on to prevent the rubbing and would quickly realize that the outside was now rubbing. I was driving down Kroger drive and I hit a dip in the road a little too fast. The dip was deep enough to compress the monster truck-like suspension and gouge the tires outer side wall. I wasn’t sure what had happened until the length of rubber sliced out of the sidewall of the tire started whipping around wildly hitting the rear quarter panel and eventually slung out into the other lane hitting another car. I pulled over and surveyed the damage. I was going to need to roll my fenders and soon, or I could face a blowout.
I parked Molly for a couple of weeks until I could find a fender roller for sale or one I could borrow. I poked around on facebook and posted on the North Texas Foxbody Club page. Several people offered up the use of their fender rollers but were too far away. Doug offered up his services and I decided to head out to Carrolton and get the fenders rolled.