DSC00239_1 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr TLDR: Had been looking for a 67 for the better part of a year, but nothing really lined up. Found one in CO, flew in from Boston, and after a few delays and more than one change in plans, brought it back to Boston after an epic 4500 miles. Found a 67 out in CO, looks like it's had a series of owners with varying takes on quality work. Car was way rougher than the photos I was sent suggested. Colorado allows for a 30 day out of state temp tag, so I had planned on taking a road trip out to CA, spending a week out there for work, and a week+ to make it back to Massachusetts. Grabbed a load of tools, fluids and spares, knew I had AAA with a 200 mile tow, and figured worst case, rent a uhaul w/ car dolly to get it back. DSC00217 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr Took a few days to get a temp plate, since I timed everything poorly. Got to visit Fort Collins, catch up with friends, and take a day trip to Mishiwaka. From there, headed west and up an additional 6k feet to winter park CO. Coming down, popped a steering coupler pin, and had 10 inches of slack driving back down to 70. Limped the car to Silverthorn, spent a day waiting on parts, and another day putting them in. Sadly, could only get a hold of a 1970 or later rag joint, so needed to file the column out to accept the 2 big pin setup. Looks like a prior owner had welded these 2 pins on at somepoint. With 2 days left to get to CA and 800 miles+ to go, I punted and ended up going back to denver, and flying. Wasn't the fun answer, but likely the smart one. Will definitely make it to AZ scrapyards and a 66 proper adventure another year. DSC00088 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr Got back to the car on a Friday, and had 11 days to get back home. Decided to stick southish to avoid winter weather (or so I hoped). Went down to Colorado Springs, spent the morning in Garden of the Gods and took the car up the Pikes peak toll road. She's an original Disc Brake model (as far as I can tell with the pedal to match), so no issues up or down. Stopped and got a new set of tires after, since one of the whitewalls was 26 years old. DSC00169 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr Next stop was White Sands, NM - which was absolutely fantastic. Have it on the list to come back and camp here in the future. Went sledding down the sand dunes, and the Park Rangers were enthusiastic. Making the turn east, went to Roswell, NM. The tourist traps were just as kitchy as expected, but the surprise was finding out about Bitter Lakes Wildlife preserve and Bottomless Lakes salt water sinkholes. DSC00270_1 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr DSC00339 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr Woke up the next morning to a bit of a surprise - snow in New Mexico! This started what turned into 2 days, 14 hours behind the wheel to go 450 miles to Oklahoma City. I've joked like everybody else about 2-3" of snow shutting down the south, having driven through it - I get it now. Drove 10mph for 1:30 outside of Amarillo, and watched a cruiser slide into the car they were stopping to check on. IMG_20200204_103134 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr DSC00559 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr Got a break at Amarillo in the morning, so at least got to stop at Cadillac Ranch! DSC00613 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr Next few days were a slog, until I made it to the capital. Will be going back to TN / NC / DC etc this year, so wasn't too sad to go through them quickly. Was pulled over for the first time, but completely reasonable for cruising around the capital at 4AM looking for photo opportunities. Officer was super nice, and pointed out a place I could park and take photos after making sure I was legit. Not the greatest photo with the car, but had 1 or 2 I liked. DSC01167 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr DSC01229 by Jacob Ronald, on Flickr And that pretty much wraps up the trip! 4500 miles, and 3 weeks away from home. 1 major steering repair, and a daily fight in the morning to get her to catch. Wasn't until I got home that I realized she had a 500CCA battery installed. Body will be mostly left a lone this year, but will be next winter's project. Will use a following post to start describing work to be done since this is already way too long.