After about twenty attempts on Tuesday morning I got a state patrol vin inspection scheduled for June 28! This appt enabled me to get the 60 trip permit. So she’s all payed up, and insured and yesterday I got the permit which enabled me to drop and pick up my son at kindergarten today. He still still prefers the white 74 cj but it was raining today and I think he really liked the old Ford experience. Once I headed up the hill one of Anna’s former coworkers with state patrol followed me up the mountain home. At every wide spot to let him by he seemed to dropped back. I’m pretty sure he was just hanging back to see if the old girl made it. It did and I put another half tank through her today. Still a long way to go, the manual steering is lame, the motor runs like it has 3 cylinders south of 100psi, but I’m ecstatic to be potentially daily driving a 68 Ford again for the first time in nearly a decade. And I’m biased of course but there’s simply not a better closing door than a bump side Ford door.