Bought car or 4500.
Cheap paint 200.
Redid interior 600.
Rebuilt engne and trans 3000.
Rims and tires 700.
We got about 9000 give or take odds and ends like carbs bought and lil stuff like that. Still tons more to do.
So far I have about $13-14k in my 65 coupe(including the orginal cost of the car), all I have left is interior and some suspension mods so I think I will be happy with it for while for under $16k (not bad for the price of a new econobox).
I have about 10.5 in mine now by the time i get done i'll have 20000 in it. But im not looking for resale value this will be my one and only i will mnaver part with it. If i was doing it to have value in it it would have been with something that had value in it to begin with.
I can safely say over $20000 but I will have piece of mind. Everything new from motor to rearend, and how do you put a price on the thumbs up you get from onlookers. In my case it's the only Ford around and will become a legend around here very soon. When I tell people I have a Gold Trac posi only the well informed know what it is.
Gee I'm feeling better, I'm not the only guy out there spending a small fortune!!! We have a special thing going on this forum, I feel like I can ask any question and everyone will try to help out. Thanks guys
I have roughly about 5k invested into my car. That does not include the purchase price, paint, or interior. I got lucky on that end. However, I decided that the 200 I-6 was not good enough so a Cleveland went in its place. Then I needed to upgrade the supension and might as well go with TCP. Next, I want to add a AOD, then Baer brakes, next a Currie rearend and a new motor etc. But, I am never selling so it will be worth it. I just added up most of my recipets, the total came to $4644.07. I guess I can easily figure in another grand, and I still need about 1600 to finish it up. Oh well.
"If you're under control, you' re not going fast enough." --Parnelli Jones
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Probaly just shy of 20K, and it is not painted yet and the interior is pretty lame also, that includes all the mistakes and do overs, but next friday it will be worth it, if it isnt raining I hope to update my signiture with a 12 something. I just came back from the local back street dragstrip and it is running hard, more tire spin in 3rd than I would have ever expected.