This Mustang was abandoned in a cow field for 30 years – will it run again?

This 1973 Ford Mustang was left to rust for 30 years. Now it's about to get a new lease on life.

by | Published on 21st Apr 2023

This man is attempting to resurrect a Ford Mustang that was left abandoned in a cow field for 30 years. 

The 1973 Mustang was discovered surrounded by overgrown trees on a property in Tennessee.

And despite the state of it, Chad from This n That Garage on YouTube reckons he can get the old girl running again.

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First, Chad gets stuck into freeing the Mustang from a patch of trees it’s called home for the past three decades. 

And by the height of them, you can tell the car hasn’t been moved in a long time. 

Once the trees are down, Chad is able to get a closer look at the vehicle. 

This is when he discovers the state of the interior – it’s covered in a thick layer of dirt and has pieces of scrap metal strewn throughout.

“I just got done talking to the fella that did the trading for this car and his story is that back in the early 90s, two fellas from Texas came through and they needed a pickup truck, so he traded him a 68 or 69 Ford,” Chad said. 

“They drove [the Mustang] right here and parked it and she ain’t been started or touched since. 

“So that means roughly 30 years this car has been sitting here.”

Chad then inspects the state of the engine to see what’s working and what’s not. 

He quickly realizes the ‘Stang needs quite a lot of work to get it in working order again. 

Among other issues, the carburetor was out of place and the plug wires had been eaten away by mice.

So, Chad puts the carburetor back in place and replaces the wires. 

He then replaces the fuel filter and line to improve fuel flow to the engine. 

His last order of business is replacing all four tires. 

And with that, Chad is ready to try and start her up.

“Other than a bit of lifter noise, she’s running and sounding pretty doggone good,” he said. 

“About the only thing left to do is get in and put it in gear and see if those back brakes will pop loose.” 

And with that, the Mustang is finally able to leave the cow field and hit the open road once again. 

You can watch the full restoration video here!



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