A CAR girl has revealed an important step needed to get her 1970 Mustang on the road.
The Mustang has undergone a full restoration and the car girl is almost ready for her first test drive.
The reveal came from car lover and collector Annie (@itslifeofannie) on TikTok, who has over 920,000 followers on the platform.
She has now been working on the restoration of the Mustang Triumph GT6+ for seven days.
“Day seven of the restoration of my Triumph 1970 GT6+!” Annie said in the video.
The last time it was on the road was in 1970, which resulted in the tires being in poor condition.
“This car hasn’t been driven since 2007 and the tires haven’t been changed in well over 12 years,” she explained.
“They started to dry rot and are in really bad shape.”
Annie has ordered bespoke wheels but as they will take a long time to arrive she has meanwhile ordered some durable budget tyres.
“I have some custom special bikes on the way, but that could take months.
“And I really want to get the car running before then.”
She had to jack up the car to get the wheels off, checking the underside as she did.
“I haven’t jacked up the car yet, so I can finally get a closer look at the underside.
“There were no designated jacking points, so I picked them up by the frame.
“The screws came off easily, a bit too easy if you ask me.”
When the car was ready to drive with the wheels off, she went to the shop to put the new tires on.
“Once I got the wheels off, it went to the shop to have the new KUMHO tires fitted,” she said.
“I chose the KUMHO Solus TA11 ties in size 175/70/R13.
“These tires are the perfect standard all-season tires that last a while and are reasonably priced as I spent so much on new parts on the full restoration.
“Jimmy taught me how to mount my tires, which was really cool for using a machine for the first time.”
Now that the tires have been replaced, she’s a big step closer to hitting the road in her GT6+.
“I’m really looking forward to getting the GT6+ running and racing on the new tyres,” said Annie.