honestly i dont think ive personally ever seen any 65+ galaxie actually sell for $7k. thats just the reality of it. that includes convertibles.1968 Country Sedan paid $3900
Carb kit and labor from my bro - $69
Head unit, mount, door speakers, sub box, subs, wiring, and amp - $230
Mr Clean Magic Erasers - $10
Total = $4209 and have a sweet cruiser that needs only a few more tweaks!
Next up on my list is:
Torq Thrust D's with BFG's - $1200
Rear bumper - $???
Exhaust Manifold gasket - $100 or less
Detailing - Free
So far I feel I am doing good and bought a sweet 99% rust free car that I can drive anywhere and take the 2 kids too! I am coming from a 75 Gran Torino that was way too built with a 347 Stroker, C6, 4.56 gears and a roll cage. Could barely drive anywhere with the 3 inch exhaust that cut off under the front seats! It was a sweet ride but too much to cruise with a family.
Oh and I really feel that if I took this car as is right now to the local end of April Jefferson Swap meet I could sell her for closer to $7K
Running total since 1969?
No idea, except for the initial purchase cost, $750.
But, over the past three years, about $5,400 for the new engine, installation, new interior, and overall "freshening" (hood padding, trunk weatherstrip, etc).
Sorry you feel that way . Don't hate me for being simple . I've been KICKED many times so, if you feel you the need to kick me off . GO AHEAD.. But your sadly mistaking about me not TRYING. I know how to do 90% of the work myself and don't have to pay someone to BUILD MY CAR. . It was FUN ..LA, you need to be kicked off this forum. You are not even trying. $1,393.99 is pathetic!!!
doing it yourself and really watching for bargains you can do a lot with a little... we pieced together a 'scrapyard ready' Mark VII over the summer for my 16 yr old son, 300 for the car, total of about 1200 all up- almost half of that was for the new tires...suspension/ brakes/ fuel system/ tuneup/ tranny adjustments/ exhaust/ welded some patches in the body/ basecoat-clearcoat repaint (I did give him my old Mark for spare parts, and we used a lot off that rusted hulk). the oldest two kids and I probably had around 200 hours in it- they were mostly learning, and that they did...many trips to the (2) local pull-a-part yards, was fun, and he is really proud of it, paid for everything on his own from his summer job- biggest lesson learned was how easy it is to spend vs earn...think he spent at least 500 in gas over the summer driving it the paintjob isnt great, but for 125 in materials I am still surprised how good it turned out.Sorry you feel that way . Don't hate me for being simple . I've been KICKED many times so, if you feel you the need to kick me off . GO AHEAD.. But your sadly mistaking about me not TRYING. I know how to do 90% of the work myself and don't have to pay someone to BUILD MY CAR. . It was FUN ..