Nearly all of us can remember when we first got bit by the auto bug while working on the family truckster with our pops. While my father and I spent some time together replacing the head gasket on a Pontiac
6000, Flickr member Billy the Kid spent what must have been three glorious months in 1996 with his father restoring this 1967 Ford Mustang
back to life. It features the inline-six and drum brakes, which BTK claims kept him out of trouble in high school, and when purchased had only 77,000 miles on the odomoter. The project was completed in time for BTK's 16th birthday (what a present!), but not before replacing a few major body panels, frame members, suspension pieces and floor pans so the 'Stang could be granted a bill of rust-free health. BTK claims this was the car for him, the one that turned his blood into gasoline, the one that made certain he would forever change his own oil, and the one showed him how much a cool car could improve one's standing with the ladies. It's been ten years since the car was completed and it was long ago sold to another 16 year old whose father had just passed away at the time, which certainly makes it a poignant vehicle purchase. If only we were all so lucky to wrench a car like this back to life with our fathers.
You can check out more photos of BTK's Mustang
after the jump, but you should really visit his Flickr set
where there's a gallery of the entire buildup.
If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group. We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for the RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.
How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!