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Is a 73 Mach 1 Resotration Worth It?
#21
It never ceases to amaze me how a post can get so many responses to one subject.
Thats why the forum will always stand head and shoulders above facebook. All thanks to Rocketfoots creation 7173

Steve
1971 Grandé
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(03-06-2019, 01:29 PM)Pegleg Wrote: It never ceases to amaze me how a post can get so many responses to one subject.
Thats why the forum will always stand head and shoulders above facebook. All thanks to Rocketfoots creation 7173

Totally agree!! Well said.

I learn something new every day!
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#23
Bottom line, if you want to make money on restorations open a shop and do them for other people. There are a few exceptions, of course, but most are money pits, as most of us know. I never intended to try to make money, or even break even, just doing what I want.



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#24
Where are you located and do you have any pictures of your car? I might be interested in it being its not worth doing anything with according to the replies. It might be time to add another to my house. I agree with what a lot have said but I also know that 70 and below cars are starting to be unobtainable for the average buyer so the next step may be the 7173. I watch a lot of cars being sold that believe it or not are not all original for some big time money so there are always more than one direction for a build to go.
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(03-06-2019, 11:23 AM)Pegleg Wrote:
(03-06-2019, 11:08 AM)Stanglover Wrote:
(03-06-2019, 10:47 AM)Pegleg Wrote: I love my 71 Grandé. It just has a 2V 351C in it but it will be grabber lime again one day.My favourite colour on the 71-73 is grabber lime.

If i was to tackle another big full on restoration it would have a 1955-57 Thunderbird. Preferably in red.
I was tempted to buy this one for the shell(note the Mustang in the background)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Ford-Thund...Sw3qVcaFeS
and this one for the motor
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Ford-Thund...SwU8xa33Pj

Steve, so what's stopping you? It's only money!! I know, yeah but!!!
LoL thats whats stopping me...Money. Then theres getting the 2 cars in one place and relying on someone to transfer the bits from the donor car to the shell. Then importing it into the UK. When a car won't start with RORO shipping the dock workers stick the forks from the forklift truck under the back end and lift & push the car off the ship which causes damage to the underside. My old gas tank from my 71 had a pair of dents that matched a forklift trucks forks. If i focus on the 71 it will get finished but if i had 2 cars to work on i may get disheartened by lack of progress

When you ship a non running car you should put it in a container for sure. Then there is also room to ship extra bits and pieces.


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#26
(03-06-2019, 06:50 AM)Pegleg Wrote: When your first thought is am i going to make money then your love of the owning the car is questionable. Buy a car because you love that particular car then money won't even be part of the equation. Anyone who loves their hobby gets payback from the shear enjoyment of their hobby
I like the car, except I wanted to replace the cancerous metal, throw some paint on it and drive. I love these body styles, but it's hard to justify building a car, that I will take a 10 thousand dollar loss on.

Gas is for cleaning parts, alcohol is for drinkin, nitro is for racin
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(03-07-2019, 06:19 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote: Where are you located and do you have any pictures of your car? I might be interested in it being its not worth doing anything with according to the replies. It might be time to add another to my house. I agree with what a lot have said but I also know that 70 and below cars are starting to be unobtainable for the average buyer so the next step may be the 7173. I watch a lot of cars being sold that believe it or not are not all original for some big time money so there are always more than one direction for a build to go.
I'm in southern Ohio, if you're serious, PM me.

Gas is for cleaning parts, alcohol is for drinkin, nitro is for racin
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#28
Lots of good discussion on this and valid points offered from multiple perspectives. Which is all good and hopefully helps you make your decision as it sounds like in your last post you may have. If you go in expecting to make a bag full of money on the resale of a 71-73 it may be a little earlier than the market is ready for. These are still slow on the investment growth, but in my opinion making some noticeable improvements in the mustang market. As others have mentioned the earlier body styles are getting somewhat out of reach for reasonable buyers and their attention starts to move up the years to find one they are interested in and can afford. The 71-73 body is more of a dramatic departure from the "mustang" lines and either you love/like them or you probably won't. Having said that, I love them and have for all of my driving years.

If you don't feel the passion in your blood for it than it becomes a dollars and sense question and only you can answer that question for yourself on what make sense for you and your budget. Either way, I hope the information shared so far has given you some factual information to draw from and you make the best decision for yourself.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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(03-07-2019, 03:12 PM)Studdley Wrote:
(03-06-2019, 06:50 AM)Pegleg Wrote: When your first thought is am i going to make money then your love of the owning the car is questionable. Buy a car because you love that particular car then money won't even be part of the equation. Anyone who loves their hobby gets payback from the shear enjoyment of their hobby
I like the car, except I wanted to replace the cancerous metal, throw some paint on it and drive. I love these body styles, but it's hard to justify building a car, that I will take a 10 thousand dollar loss on.


I think you can replace the metal (depending on how extensive) and put on a decent paint job for under $18K. I bought a decent driver for in the $5K range to enjoy while I do a total restoration on another car[Image: 9fe73e6a9321ac7b36faa7764e48259a.jpg]


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#30
At least your restored car should hold it's value, and have a chance of increasing. Better than buying a new car that depreciates faster than the payments pay it down.



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