This Makes Us Mad!

There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your pride and joy getting wrecked by some plank who don’t care. Contrary to what people may think, we don’t think pound notes when we see things like this, we feel the pain of the customer as we understand. This week we have dropped what we were doing in order to get a car sorted out for a lovely couple.

Customer Cars

This ’66 Coupe was a genuine two car owner from new from California USA on it’s original black plates before the current owners bought the car here in the UK. This car is a real honest car, and was unmolested by upgrades and is as it should be. It even has the original smog filter still in place.

This is the owners only car and is their daily driver. The owners popped out for the day where they parked up went about their business as they normally do. When they came back to their beloved car, there was this damage from a hit and run. We can only assume that the damage was done by a lorry by the way it went through the original fenders like a can opener along with the grease marks! The type of scumbags that do this to a modern vehicle and run of without leaving details contact details makes us mad. When those ‘people’ do it to a classic car, regardless of the make and model, it’s much, much worse as you can see that these old cars are obviously loved and cherished.

Adam was sent an email to show the damage and was asked if he could pick the car up and take it back to the yard. We obliged and promptly started on working out what could be saved, what need straightening, and what needed to be replaced.

Yogi is doing his thing here with a new front fender and valance from our stock to replace the original metal. They are being fettled into place and being shaped to fit the car’s lines. Some gaps will need to be built up and others opened to make them look right. It’s nothing that we haven’t seen many times before. In fact after the damaged parts were removed, when we measured up and checked it all out, structurally the car is still straight and sound where it needs to be.

Where possible we try to re-use the OEM parts and replace what we can’t salvage. It’s easy to see the new sheets of metal which are in stark contrast to the colour of the car.

There needs to be a few more days work on her yet before she gets a new coat of paint and we can start putting the trim and parts back in place.Once we finished, it will be as good as new.


We have some new additions of stock from Holley which include some of the following;

Mr. Gasket, which can be found here. Anything from a full small block engine gasket set to an oil breather cap. We really rate the quality of these gaskets and hope to get some more shortly.

Our ever popular 600cfm Street Warrior range here, in both manual and electric choke options, we had SIX of each when this post was prepared, with one in a customer basket ready to go.

Sniper EFI fitting kits and accessories. We also have some carbs in which have been reserved for back orders.


On a side note, not strictly our stock as such, we have some Mustang Merch. We have some embroidered Tri-Bar patches at £5 each, and the Mustang or Ford logo ovals at £3. If you are interested drop us an email to order. We may even start to stock these as an item if the interest is there. Ideal for t-shirts, trunk bags, coats etc. You can even buy our logo if the urge takes you!

We can even take special orders for patches too, again email us with your requests.

Stay Safe & Take Care!

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9 Responses to This Makes Us Mad!

  1. Pingback: This Makes Us Mad! — Mustang Maniac (Heart Breaking Reblog) – Automotive American

  2. John says:

    That’s a real shame to see that happen to that lovely ’66 and what a bastard to just drive off. I’ve had plenty heart stopping moments in my ’67, people pulling out on me etc. makes me not want to drive it. I pulled up outside a shop once, plenty of room. When I walked back to the motor a woman had backed up till her bumper was touching mine. Luckily no damage, I waited for her and showed her what she’d done, she didn’t have a clue. Like Adam she was put on my version of the ‘C’ list if you get my drift

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    • Thanks John. Regarding the “C” list, we can neither confirm nor deny that “C” button for “cancelled” means anything else. 😉. We get your drift just like you got ours. 👍
      Thing with people who own classic cars rarely have accidents. It’s other people who crash into them!
      We are sad to see any classic damaged.


  3. Simon says:

    That is truly criminal. There is NO WAY that the driver who did that damage did not notice!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. OMG who ever did that needs it done to his own vehicle, not a company one. Maybe he could bump his head getting in and out of his vehicles. What a scumbag, but I know you guys will make it look like nothing has ever happened to it. 👍

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  5. Some years ago I was rolled by a hit-and-run driver. Sadly, this is the world we live in.


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