im not posting this as a build/project even though it was my first build, but posting it up as an homage/ out of respect for my first car since it saved my life at the end of the day. its was a 98 mustang gt that my step dad had bought back in 2004 i think as a project and i think to flip it. we had bought it from the original owner in santa cruz for i think 1500 bucks. definitely not more than 2k. the car had about 50k miles on it or so but the owner had blown the engine. my step dad had bought a 2002 pi engine and transmission with about 30/35k miles on it and it later on was swapped in the 98. at the time my step dads brother was still a tech for ford (now toyota) and they swapped it together. when i got closer to the age of 16 we were deciding what car i wanted to get for my first one and naturally being a huge fan of the fast and furious movies i wanted a gsx eclipse, an evo viii, or even an e46 m3 because of the nfs most wanted game. my step dad said no and that i was going to get the 98 coupe (at this time we still had the svo vert). it wasnt until i reached 16 that i started to love the sn that my step dad had done the swap on. i had always loved the vert but i mean when you grow up with a supercharged saleen s351 replica vert that goes real fast and goes *weeeeee* when you floor it to a completely stock looking sn it kinda is a "what?" moment. but nonetheless when i started to spend time in the car and driving it i feel in love. it wasnt until my junior year that the car was mine and ill never forget the day right before i started my junior year of high school that my step dad sent me these two pictures while i was out with my friends i rushed home to my house (in pleasanton) and my step dad and i got to putting the FR500s on. we had done it at night literally like 10 hour before i started school. i cant ever say my step dad hasnt always ridden in style hahah see below for info on that^ granted some of these pictures are after i had put mods on. my step dad would drive me to school in the car and one day he told me to start the car up in the morning and i used to for awhile until one day i started it up and i thought i would make things a little easier. so i started the car up and i had put the car in reverse. mind you i hadnt had much experience driving a stick yet (i was 15 when this happened) and i didnt think the car was gonna roll back with the e brake on and the car in the reverse gear. i rolled the car back and caught my left leg in between the door on the mustang and the tire of the expedition we had which is what caused that dent you see on the door and the small crack in the rear bumper. yes, laugh all you want. that happened.