Lee Tecklenburg’s Lodi, Calif., family farm dates back to 1869. He says he “started” farming at age 11. His brothers Jon and Lee still farm wine grapes and cherries. Like most farm boys, plenty of time was spent in the farm shop. He has used that experience to build a nifty Mustang convertible as a father-son project with his son Alex. It’s a California black plate 1969 Pony.
They are the second owners. They stripped it down and restored it. The original worn-out 351W was pumped up with a 351 Cleveland, backed up with a C6 transmission. The top has never been replaced and most of the interior is also original. The sagging suspension and loose steering were replaced or strengthened. Wiring was a challenge for the father-son gearheads so they let professionals figure it out. The body was finished off and it was painted to its original coat, Meadowlark Yellow. You might catch Alex and his dad cruising to the local parts house in the ‘Tang rag top for what’s needed for the 1946 Ford panel truck with a pumped up 429 that Alex is completing.
Lee is a licensed California PCA. He is currently chief sales officer for California Safe Soil, a new venture that is a fresh food recycler. Its product is clean pasteurized pathogen-free fertilizer for both organic and conventional farming.
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