Joined: Nov 2016
Coming at this from a different perspective - when I bought my '67 Cougar, it was always with the intent to restomod it. There are aspects of the car that I absolutely love, but I wasn't willing to put up with drum brakes up front, powerboat feel to the steering, and completely lackluster performance.
I did not buy it in ignorance, as I knew precisely what the car would offer. While many purists will cringe, this car is not an 'investment' for me. While I never intend to sell it, I'm certain the changes I'm making will actually increase its value significantly. More importantly though, it will make the car much safer, more fun to drive, more economical, and none of the things I've done couldn't be 'undone' if someone really had a burr up their butt to return it to bone-stock. With the very minor exception of the Shelby mod, which required me to drill a few holes, I'm not welding things on or cutting my car up.
Given my intention to drive the car every day, why *wouldn't* I want to make those changes? =) Not only will I enjoy it more, but other people will get to see this rolling relic and have fun with it too.
I smile a lot. It makes people wonder what I'm up to...