June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

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June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby badhand » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:05 pm

At the same time we shot Cookie's '68, we were lucky enough to grab Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof too. Forgive the location background repetition, but I hope you'll agree the dull greyness works well as a backdrop for the beautiful metallic greyness of Chris's car. There were other 'Stangs in attendence that day, but it was this one that followed the photo car, leading the procession of Mustangs of various ages from the meet to the shoot. It looked awesome in the rearview mirror sitting on those slightly staggered rims and lowered shocks.

Some of you may know Chris as chris68coupe which is a user name that hints at his last car and is obviously one he now regrets choosing. Lesson to be learnt for newbies... Choose your username wisely!

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So tell us about your car Chris:

Year and model etc:
Year: 1969
Body: Sportsroof
Engine: 302
Transmission: C4 auto
Paint: Metallic Gunmetal Grey

Mods or restoration points of interest?
No real mods as such I replaced the upper and lower control arms and coil springs at the same time to lower the front end a bit.

Future plans in no particular order:
1. Fit an ‘Export Brace’, one of the easiest mods to improve handling on the older cars.
2. Refurbish the carb or replace it, possibly with new intake manifold and 4 Barrel carburettor.
3. Improve steering by going the ‘Powered Steering Box’ route.
4. Body work needs a few repairs so a respray will be required, probably towards the end of the season.

Brief history?
I've owned this Mustang for two years now.

Best thing about it?
The shape and the appreciative comments!

Best moment?
The first local show I did, took me 20 minutes to walk 5 paces from it due to people coming up and asking about it.

How do you use it?
Used mainly at weekends, usual stuff – Shows, club runs, meets and sometimes just for the joy of driving it.

Other Mustangs owned past or present?
Previous Mustang was a 68 Coupe owned for 12 years. At the time I couldn't afford a fastback so the plan was to have the coupe for a couple of years and then trade up to a fastback.Took longer than expected!

All photos by Patrick Green aka pogpol / http://pggp.co.uk

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby foxbody » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:25 am

Nice car! My fave year! :P

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby mattmoxon » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:57 pm

As the French Knights on Monty Python would say "ohh yes, its very nice".

Stunning car.

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby Twin Turbo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:16 pm

More superb photographs of a great looking 'Stang :rock

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby Mustang Barry » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:25 pm

Sweet car Chris.

Shame there's no pics of the interior or enginebay... Next time perhaps pogpol?

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby waylander » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:16 pm

awesome looking ride there :rock

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby Huffy » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:24 pm

Very nice :D

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby chris68coupe » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:54 pm

Hi All

Thanks for the comments. I think Pat did a good job there despite the naff lighting.

Chris

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby badhand » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:45 pm

Your fault for having a grey car on a grey day Chris! ;)

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby pogpol » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:45 am

Mustang Barry wrote:Sweet car Chris.

Shame there's no pics of the interior or enginebay... Next time perhaps pogpol?



Was a bit rushed in the end. Too busy eating steak sandwiches and being overwhelmed with Mustangs that I forgot people might like to see inside. Hoping to light some cars with flashes next, just need to sort out the location.

Don't forget to let Nick know if you have an interesting car you think people would like to see and we'll put it through our rigorous vetting process.

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby Cookie » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:12 am

The pics came out great. Nice car... ;)

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby 69fastback » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:42 am

Nice car, seems somehow familiar... :lol:

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby Twin Turbo » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:25 pm

Can't believe anyone would even consider selling it :P

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby badhand » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:40 pm

Twin Turbo wrote:Can't believe anyone would even consider selling it :P


Selling it?

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Re: June 2015 - Chris Churchill's '69 Sportsroof

Postby Twin Turbo » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:25 am

badhand wrote:
Twin Turbo wrote:Can't believe anyone would even consider selling it :P


Selling it?



It used to be Andy's (69Fastback)...............so HE not only considered selling it, he actually DID :D


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