Author Topic: Thanks for help - my Magic Skyway convertible  (Read 3141 times)

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Re: Thanks for help
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2016, 04:13:38 PM »
Congratulations Gary!

It's been great "working" with you on this project over the past 9 years - and through all of the ups and downs, I had no doubt that in the end you would bring home Gold from whatever MCA event it debuted in!

Job well done, and I look forward to seeing your car in person someday!

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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2016, 04:34:06 PM »
Congratulations Gary!

It's been great "working" with you on this project over the past 9 years - and through all of the ups and downs, I had no doubt that in the end you would bring home Gold from whatever MCA event it debuted in!

Job well done, and I look forward to seeing your car in person someday!

Kevin

Thank you Kevin--your behind the scenes research and info has been invaluable throughout this entire process. You know more about the Magic Skyway, and the cars that were there, than anyone!
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »
Hey Gary,
I am sorry I did not get over to talk to you, but I believe I was the first to crawl under to look her over.
I was pushing Danny's  Ember Glow 66'  when you passed us pushing yours!
Glad no one got that on Video, lol.
The car looked GREAT! Hope you can make a few more Nationals.
God Bless,
Jake

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2016, 10:11:45 AM »
Hey Gary,
I am sorry I did not get over to talk to you, but I believe I was the first to crawl under to look her over.
I was pushing Danny's  Ember Glow 66'  when you passed us pushing yours!
Glad no one got that on Video, lol.
The car looked GREAT! Hope you can make a few more Nationals.
God Bless,
Jake

Yes, Jake a near collision on the parking lot-not good for sure:) I'll catch up with you next time. :)
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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2016, 10:24:41 AM »
Congrats!  Hope I get to maybe see it next year in Kansas if you are going...
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2016, 12:21:27 PM »
Congratulations!  From looking through your updates and learning the history of your car and the Skyway exposition and the World Fair I have learned a lot.  Thank you for restoring and preserving a piece of history.
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2016, 05:23:48 PM »
Congrats!  Your Mustang looks beautiful. And what an awesome piece of history  :)
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2016, 10:47:28 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2016, 06:28:35 AM »
Some great press and photos!    8)

Hagerty article The Magic Mustang by Ronald Ahrens

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2016/08/05/Magic-Mustang?utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Hagerty%20Weekly%20News%208-10-2016

Thanks Rod!  Nice article!

I see a few people commenting are trying to persuade Gary to DRIVE his car! HA! I don't think they quite understand what a CONCOURS restoration job is!

I think of when I did my 67 in 1980 and how with a fresh DEEP new paint job, all of the new, original Ford replacement chrome, new vinyl roof, new winshield and freshly rebuilt engine, transmission & suspension and how NEW my car felt, and mostly how FUN it was to drive it around, turning heads EVERYWHERE I went and that HUGE smile on my face while driving it! Then at about 35 miles into that NEW CAR feel, how that big CHEVY 4x4 going the other way on the road that day PELTED me with stones from that freshly "tarred & featherd" roadway.  >:(  :(  :o What a way to turn a happy face over! It didn't even take two days!

TRAILER IT GARY! lol!
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2016, 03:17:09 PM »
Bummer, that's the bad part about doing a car so nice, in an instant it, or part of it, can be trashed.  :(   What really worries me is the distracted driving. EVERY TIME I'm on the road, I have to avoid some crazy driver. Last trip it was a guy in a minivan crossing the double yellow....while holding his phone.  >:(

Imagine the frustration and anger if it is your x year, $$$$ restoration.   Not saying they can't see limited driving, just have to understand the risks.

Ok, off the soapbox, back to Gary's car and the article.  ;)   Very nice write up for a very nice car and I'm sure a nice owner too!!!
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2016, 04:28:54 PM »
Nice article!
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Re: Thanks for help
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2016, 09:12:27 AM »
Thanks for all of the positive comments--I had NEVER intended to drive this car.  Last time it was on the road--as a driver--was in 1978 when we drove it home. 

This car literally started its life as a show car--no need to change that now.  ;) 
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2016, 11:17:09 AM »
Thanks for all of the positive comments--I had NEVER intended to drive this car.  Last time it was on the road--as a driver--was in 1978 when we drove it home. 

This car literally started its life as a show car--no need to change that now.  ;)

Good point!  You might be the only person to be able to give that answer regarding driving a restored car.

Hooooowever......... knowing the way it started life I think when you show it, you have to allow spectators climb in and out of it all day!  Just keep an eye on the radio knobs and small items.  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2016, 11:42:18 AM »
Good point!  You might be the only person to be able to give that answer regarding driving a restored car.

Hooooowever......... knowing the way it started life I think when you show it, you have to allow spectators climb in and out of it all day!  Just keep an eye on the radio knobs and small items.  ;D

Thanks for pointing that out-LOL   :P :P
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2016, 08:24:01 PM »
Great article and pictures.  It says there were 12 Mustangs.  Gary has one, have any of the other 11 ever resurfaced?  I assume they would have the same DSO.  Were they all also convertibles and/or 6 cylinders?  And would their VINS be close to Gary's? 
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