|Robb Boswell (#47842275)|
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I was 5 years old in 1976 when I saw my first 1970 BOSS mustang and I remember thinking I want one of them one day. I remember drawing them with crayons playing with my matchbox 1/64 scale cars and cutting pictures out of magazines and saving them in my scrapbook. I went on to build several 1/25th scale models (that I still have) and got a couple of larger die-cast models of some Shelby cars. I had a friend in high school that had his brother's hand-me-down 1965 coupe with a bent frame and one summer we spent countless hours and dollars restoring that beauty to its original luster, and the first time I ever got to drive that mustang, I fell deeper in love, and knew I would own one.
Fast forward to college, a marriage (to a beautiful filly named Lori for 20 years), 2 boys (Wyatt Dalton & Cody Hawke) and several vehicles later, and I had finally gotten to a position that I could get what I wanted. I looked and looked for almost 2 years trying to find a 68 thru 73 mustang that was in my price range, not a pile of rust or needing a body-off restoration, and not a trailer-queen show car that was already "finished" till one day, my wife made the comment, why don't you look at the newer models, they look similar to that era of car you're looking at. Once my eyes started paying attention to the latest designed 2005-2009 S197 model, I couldn't believe how much Ford made this new model look so much like the older style.
I kept seeing all the endless possibilities of what I could do with a "newer" car. I'm a bit of an artist as a hobby and for some relaxation, and I do digital drawings and photography, so I ended up designing and drawing up what my baby would look like. Tinted windows, front Chin spoiler in matte black, hood scoop matte black, rear window louvers matte black, rear spoiler matte black, rear trunk lid between the taillights matte blacked, 1/4 window louvers candy apple red, 1/4 scoops candy apple red. I'm a bit of an old-school Skull freak, so I came up with a skull / skull x-bones eye candy logo for her.
After months of planning and searching parts, and prices, making parts comparison spreadsheets (yes my wife thinks I'm nuts), and almost laying money down on a Roush 427R, I decided my best option to "get what I wanted" was to order it, and do all the modifications myself and make her MINE. And in March of 2008 that is what I did. I ordered her with every option but the navigation/satellite radio. I already had a lot of my design parts sitting in my house before I even took delivery of my mustang a month later. I even joined the MCA before I had her in my hands. I was able to get into Ford's vehicle forums and with a lot of help from the AWESOME Ford assembly plant employees and the order and VIN numbers, was able to track her and see where she was in the build process, until she was delivered to me with 2.7 miles on her. I've kept everything, tags, window stickers, color chip brochures, the list is endless, I even have the original dealer catalog that I ordered her with (the 2009 model catalog just came out when I went to pick her up and Dennis Martin at the local Ford dealership is the best sales rep. I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with helped me get the catalog, stickers, transportation paperwork among other items of interest) and my wife has even helped with making a big scrapbook for me to display all the associated paperwork / items I've collected. She's been behind me on my endeavor 100% and has also helped with some of the design decisions, and loves to take rides in the country with me, even if she can't drive a 5 speed, she loves to ride with me. She wants an older Fox body 5.0 mustang with an automatic to drive…
I've done everything myself but the paint on the big parts and the rear-end gears. I've given her the name of "Eye Candy" I had her dyno'd and made 475hp 409ft-lb torque to the rear wheels, which is impressive when they rate the base 300hp at the motor, I've since added the gears and the X pipe, so the numbers are even better now I'm sure. Her first car show was at the Derby City Mustang club (MCA local) September in the park this past year, and even though I couldn't enter her (I was a local member at the time) she had more looks than I would have ever believed, and had several guys with "very nice" mustangs come over and show their appreciation of what I'd done with her. On the pony run, I got to take her out on the 1.5 mile oval racetrack at the Kentucky Speedway and let her run for 3 laps. Later in October I entered her in the Kentucky Kruizers Point Park show, and won best of class with her! She's appeared in the Street Machine Club of America's publication "Street Thunder" magazine and she'll be in plenty more shows this year. I could talk/write about her for days… I got a top 30 at the Horses & Horsepower Car show on the riverfront lawn in Louisville, KY, and she's had a full-size feature in the MCA national magazine. I'm sure I'm boring you…
Plans for this Vehicle
She's not a daily driver, but she's not just a show-queen, I'm not afraid to lay down a patch of rubber, and drive her like I stole her…
The greatest upgrade is a Vortech V3 Charge-Cooled Supercharger and changing tire & handling combinations around to get it to go down the road a little faster.
and Ghost Flames!
...but this is just one of my hobbies
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|Jim Davis||RE: Rose Craig & Thomas Frazier|
You're very welcome, it was my pleasure! Jim
|Greg B||RE: John W Craig|
You are welcome.
Added by Greg B on Sep 03, 2013 4:56 PM
|RNC||John Craig request|
Robb, This cemetery has very strict rules and does not give any plot info out to volunteers or allow them to wander around and take photos. You'll need to contact the office to obtain the info. If you do and they give it to you just reply back with the location and I'll go get it. Thanks
Added by RNC on Aug 02, 2013 8:53 AM
|Colleen Sanders Broyles||RE: Jacob Yost|
Glad I could help!
|Michele Nelson||RE: John Wyatt's Stone|
Yoare very welcome. I was happy to be able to photograph it for you. I have more images if you would like me to e-mail them to you. Let me know
|Betty Evans||Arthur P Dunn and Lucinda Cole Dunn|
Thank you so much for taking the picture of my ancestors. They are greatly appreciated.
|Betty Evans||Meadows Family Cemetery|
Thank you for the pictures of Nancy Tingle, James Tingle and Nancy Kelly. They are greatly appreciated.