1962 F85 CONVERTIBLE (with 350/350 conversion)….and more:
She’s been modified and I put a chevy 350 in her w/a 350 turbo(3sp) tranny, front disc brakes, 5 lug conversion, rack and pinion etc. The color is “Daytona sunset”…a 2006 chevy vette,hhr and colorodo color.
Fell in love with the Olds version of a 62 in 1992…took me until 1999 to find the right one(owning a 63 skylark in between), then until 2006 to finish everything. I outsourced most of the modifications and paint/body. Me and my father did what we could. He mentioned several times how he wished I would have fell in love with any 64-72 GM model during the restoration process but understood my passion for this year and model…..still a lot of blood, sweat, tears and $$ went into the project.
I’ve caught some slack on some of my decisions from some folks. The only things I’d do different in hindsight is the motor/tranny. Should have spent the extra $$ for an LT fuel injected v8 and a 4sp trans.
“I built it for me, and plan to die in it or with it. If I’m dead, I’m not worried how much money I lost…if that’s what you’d do you should by one and do it” is what I tell them.
I’d like to get a stock 2 door HT, a Jetfire and a wagon someday.