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Where to begin...

First off I own a 1967 Mustang 289 Coupe that is a forest green. I was lucky enough to have this as my first car ever but I am coming to a problem.

I love this car, I love having a rather rare car, the people I meet because of it, but frankly the car is starting to really fall behind the times if ya know what I mean. Not on a styling issue, because everyone thinks the car looks badass but more on a technilogical basis. My friend recently picked up a 2002 RSX and im starting to think damn am I missing out. Automatic climate controls, good gas milage, power windows/locks, remote entry... the list goes on and on. My favorite thing is its sports shifter... can select manual or automatic and even in manual the way its set no chance for a missed shift in a race.

So basicly wanted to get some opinions on what you guys think I should do. My mustang isnt in the greatest condition but its not that bad either. With that fully loaded RSX being 23k after a 5 year financing the imports are just starting to turn my head.

Some things you might want to take into consideration. I love cars but by no means am I a mechanic. Sure a starter or alternator I can do but other stuff eludes me and it seems like I would have to know someone into the mechanical stuff or go to school to learn anything about them.

Now on the other hand for years I have been against buying new cars mainly because ya for 23k my mustang will be better in all ways. But can it?? I love the style of the old stang but yearn for the features of today. Is it possible to incorporate todays technology into my car, and if so how much? Or would it just be too much of a injustice to start ripping apart my stang and replacing with new seats etc.. But keep in mind money value on these cars isnt even that much, I would be lucky if I could get 6k for my car and its in decent condition. So would I really be losing that much, or doing that much of a injustice by remodling it?

So your opinions?
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It depends on your personality. I have more than just money invested into my cars, and I can't just chuck it away for a new one. Yes, air conditioning is nice, and can be put into your stang. Now, if you choose not to do this, where or not you're mechicanicaly inclinded is a non issue, then you should for example. But you can do anything to your car, if you want to. If you can sell your car and not feel like you're loosing a part of you, then feel lucky. I sure couldn't sell a car without crying or cutting down a tree in anger!
 

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Ok,

First post on FM is asking if you should ditch your 67 Stang for a newer car?

I suppose you came to the right place.

Well, I personally do not use my Falcon as a daily driver - and I would never want to. Sounds to me like you need to park that stang in the garage and save it for sunny days... then find yourself something more "modern" for a daily driver.

From a "performance" standpoint... why don't you tell us a little about your stang, maybe we can give you a little help.

... and as for being able to do the work yourself, if you try doing it - you will learn how.
 

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The car does have sentimental value, been driving it since I was 16 (20 now) and everybody knows me for my car. Had alot of good times in Highschool with it.

Im definately leaning towards keeping the car... but its just amazing what technology has nowadays. Unfortunately being of such a young age getting another car isnt a option, the mustang has to be a daily driver if its kept.

As far as technilogical incorporation anyone have good sites/info?? Most mustang sites sell restoration parts and try to keep it stock. Stock is kinda the opposite of what im trying to accomplish. I want it to look like a 67 mustang but have all the modern features on the inside.

The whole mustang is pretty much stock except for stereo system that I put in. Now the main thing that im worried about is engine going. It might have 150k or 250k miles on it... im thinking its 250.

The first thing I was thinking is working on more creature comforts, power windows, locks. Get some nice aftermarket bucket seats and redo the carpet. The problem is finding this stuff online. I can find most of the basic stuff but do I need to search out a mustang specialist shop?

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A company called "Haneline" or something like that has the door locks and window kits. Another co I read about can sew up a set of custom seat covers done in your choice of pony upholstery, colors and all. The great thing about 'stangs, you can literally do about anything. Rack and pinion steering? Yep. Independent rear suspension? Uh huh. The only thing holding you back is your own imagination and, if you're like me, your wallet
 

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I too have a 67 stang, I totally love my car and would not sell it to anyone for any amount....(well ok, I would, but it would be alot more than the appraisal worth) but I also wouldn't want to use it as my daily driver, for one thing it would cost me a fortune...hehehe, things on old gals are always breakin' ( I am talkin' about my car here!!) And for the daily grind, she whistles and leaks etc....which is part of the reason I love her so much!!! So what about keeping her for playing and just buying a cheap but reliable second car????? I know you said that it isn't in the plan, but don't sell her cause I think you would really regret it in the long run!!!

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Most of ua here have said."damn I wish I wouln't have gotten rid of that_____". Hang on to it and get a newer car. In 5 or ten years you will be glad you did.
 

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Don't loose heart. You by far have the better car then your buddy. Look at it from a number of angles:
1) His breaks down, it is in the shop for a TECHNICIAN to fix, yours, you can fix.
2) Depending where you live, your auto insurance should be cheaper.
3)You own a piece of Automotive History.

Never has there been a vehicle that makes a heart skip a beat and has contributed to the development of so many other vehicles (Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, etc).

You have spent a better part of 4 years with your Mustang, if you had the chance to do it all over again I bet you still would have bought her.
 

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CycloneJoe hit it, I have a lot more than money in mine too. There's places that do EFI swaps, AC upgrades, suspension as well. I have to agree, heep the car, get a driver. I have a car for every mood from a '70 Spoiler no AC, no PS, no disc brakes, '86 SVO, down to my '95 F-150. You'll regret selling the car, I rarely sell one but I do have regrets.
 

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I too have been tempted by the lure of newer cars, they get better mileage with good power and have nifty features. But I always eventually remember that it's alot nicer to drive something unique, do you think you would get all of the waves and thumbs-up if you were driving a 2002 RSX? On top of this it is possible to install all of the modern features on an old Ford (efi, 5-sp or automatic w/ overdrive, power windows, rack and pinion steering, just about anything you could imagine). Our board has members in all parts of north america (all parts of the the world actually) and are always eager to give advice, shop references or resources to anyone who puts a post up. If you want transportation get a new car, if you want an experience fix up your old Mustang.
 
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