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About TCartright’s Garage
About me and my passion for cars
I loved My 67 Mustang,
It was the 289 automatic, had AC, and the hood with the turn indicators in the grill inserts.
My long term love is the 1991 GMC Sonoma. I bought my first one after graduating NAVY boot camp. I kept it home until I finished my A school and got my orders. Hawaii here we come....... It was shipped there just in time for me to go on a cruse. I was able on my return to lower it, put in a advanced Alarm System (operated door locks, and popped the doors. Had proximity detection also) Installed a head unit, eq, 4x6's, an amp, 2 6x9's, and 2 10' behind the bench seat. Limo tint, blacked out head light and tail lights. Once I came back to the mainland I put a Topper on with a pass thru boot. Installed 4 12's and 2 amps. Used Neon tubes to light em up. Upgraded the head unit to a new Kenwood. Built some custom door speaker panels. I bought some dully fenders, a pair of Centerline convo pro 15"x15" rims, and put on some 28"x18.5"x15" Mickey Tompson's. This truck looked bad ass, it was wide in the rear, So that said I tag it "Fat Ass" Well in 2000 it was involved in a head on crash and would not come back fully from this damage. So I removed all the parts I could save for future use.
I bought another 91 Sonoma in 2002 tinkered around with it for about an year, but it was rusty under the skin, and about all the drive train was in really bad shape. So I sold it.
In December 2011 I bought me a present, A 1991 GMC Sonoma, They just seem to find me :) Not perfect by far, But this was to be my project truck and to bring my boys together to work together on a big build. So It came with a extra V6 and a manual Trans. It has a V6 with ac and an automatic Trans in it. It had an ignition problem was why the person I bought it from was getting rid of it. Got it home backed it in and told the boys its time to take it apart. We have stripped it down looking for the problems that need to be addressed. The ignition problem was actually the fuel pump and sending unit wiring. I removed the tank and cleaned it, installed a new sending unit and fuel pump. The dash was cracked all to hell and showed signs of electrical problems behind it. So out with the dash, removed all the hack wiring, soldered bad spots and installed heat shrink. Took out all the bulbs in the instrument cluster and made led adapters for it. Took all the padding off the dash and have started making a custom one. Pulled all the weather stripping and replaced with new, DS window busted so Junk Yard replacement. Found a guy selling a set of doors that had been shaved via welded in fillers for the door handles and locks, as well as the mirrors. Built a jig for them to build them up for custom door panels (door poppers, power windows, speaker pods) So alot done but sooooo sooo so much more to do.
My first car
67 Mustang coupe
Car I wish I still had
67 Mustang Coupe
My dream car
Something custom I come up with.
Car clubs I’m in
- Type of racing: Dash Hound
- Driver: Rusty Wallace
- Driving song: Fast Cars (Tracy Chapman)
- Car movie: Corvette Summer
- Car book: Haynes Repair Manuals
- Car magazine: Trucking or VW
- Car game: Car Town on Facebook
— Profile last updated: Mar 22, 2012
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