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Parts Costs
I was crippled by a case of Gout, so I got out my box of receipts of parts I had bought for the 72. Car was 2 grand, parts car another 2 grand.
All totaled including the cars....$10,910.51
I still haven't got the bill from some body work or paint, and Lord knows what else. my engine, rear and trans was all OK, so minor expense for them.
Anyone else figured out what they have invested yet?
Scared to look or think about itConfused
So far, $750 total. There will be an exponential increase in cost soon though. First media blasting, then body work, electrical, interior and paint. Mechanical is pretty good.


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So far, I'm in roughly $5K (including the original $1600 purchase price).

My spreadsheet says I'll be into it almost $21K (not including purchase price, or a paint job, or even a lot of the nit-noids I haven't figured on needing yet).

Hey - I've spent more and gotten less over the years... so it's all good.


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Would probably have a heart attack if I ever totaled all my recipts.Confused

drive it like you stole it
I came up with a ballpark figure including the resto and the acquisition of the car itself (that I paid waaayyy to much for to begin with) of about 36.000€.
With todays conversion rate that equals 51 426 US$!!!!!
But, this is Europe, due to shipping and import taxes the parts cost almost twice as much as they do in the US.

Damn... I could have gone without knowledge of that sum. Angry

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"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

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I am over 20K including the cost of the car. But I had all the big stuff done. Engine,Transmission and differential. Still got paint, Trim and interior to look forward to. Carpet is new at least. I should be starting to buy some trim soon. I want to buy all the chrome parts for the exterior new so that when I go for paint I will have everything. Also need a new grill.


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So far I'm at 15k thats includes the cost of the car and getting it across the border.....but I'm still looking at minor body work and paint. I haven't even touched the tranny yet, I'm told the engine is relatively new so it can wait.

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73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy
3300. for the car, 6k for the paint...uhhhh don't want to think bout itBig Grin

67 Diamond Blue Vert

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LOL even my sig line offended somebody!
I don't know and don't want to know.

What I do know is therapy would have cost much more if there wasn't the stress relief I get from a nice ride.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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