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Old 09-03-2003, 07:13 PM
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is the car worth it?

OK, my question is this. I have been searching for a 66 mustang fastback in my price range for some time now. I came across one for 3500, he says everything on the car is great except that it has almost no metal on it. it would need almost everything its just basically a rolling chassi. I was wondering how much actuall work would i be getting myself into, i would attempt most of the metal myself (am a novice welder, just started). And the car has very little surface rust, comming from Cali. What should i do, does anyone think it would be worth it for me to attempt to tackle this or should i wait for a complete car that needs less work? (Budget is as big of a factor as my inexperience with welding)

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Old 09-03-2003, 07:22 PM
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i think i would pass on this one. that car sounds like it needs a lot of work. for $3500 you should get a complete car.

take your time and look around for awhile. there is a LOT of mustangs out there so don't buy the first one you see.

you'll know when it's the right time.

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Most deffinatly tell him to keep it! You can find '65, '66, '67 notcchbacks all day long for cheaper than that in much better condition. Hell right now there are three for sale under $3500 here. Look on www.traderonline.com in the classics section, you'll find 10-20 in your price range within 150 miles. Theres a whole boatload of them out there. Around here I can't throw a rock without hitting one or hitting someone who knows where one is. They are like a bad habbit, they're everwhere!

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Thats the problem, its not a notchback, its a fastback which is what i have been looking for. And so far i havent been able to find any of those in my price range.
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Old 09-03-2003, 10:43 PM
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if you really want to test your welding skill

or really enhance your welding ability, find a notch back in good shape, and weld in the fastback rear...... course, it wont be a #'s car. Dr. Chop or Halloweenking oughtta do that...... for a web cam.... man, i bet theres money to be made there.......
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What, you want a step-by-step?

Whoever would care to bring their car to Valpo, IN on a weekend could easily have me do it.

I like new challenges, and this one could be put up on a website quick enough with my digicam.

All I ask is that whoever brings the car and donor sheetmetal by should expect me NOT to do all the final filler work, just the steel. Our lucky participant should also bring materials like grinding discs, welding gas/wire, etc. or compensate me just materials cost for using mine. Hell I'm digging up spare change for most of this stuff I'm doing on my own toys. Also expect this to be done and out of here inside of 2 days, I cannot provide storage for other's projects, I already have too much in the driveway now.

Actually, that's not a bad idea to help spread the fun of rodding around. Not a new one either, the guys on the HAMB have been doing "HAMB-Chops" for the past couple of years, helping someone with big dreams and limited finances build a cool car by providing the labor.

If it's something that would just take a couple days to get done in the metal, I'm game. Bring it on...

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Old 09-04-2003, 12:24 AM
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lmao

Doc, my bro in law just bought a 75 ford pickup.... he wants to chop it so bad, he's been drooling on it..... i'll send him your way....
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Cool by me...

I have'nt done a '75 Ford pickup yet. No reason not to give it a shot tho. My local library has the Chopping Tops book and I think I remember seeing a Seventies Ford pickup in it. Let him know I can't do anything with the front glass if it involves cutting it. Laying it back or dropping it into the cowl may be an option. Back window opening can remain stock height or sectioned with the chop, whichever he prefers/looks better. Of course the door and back glass will need to be custom made to fit, I do have some 1/4" smoked plexi for making glass patterns/temporary windows...

Pickup cab and 2 doortops in a weekend, sounds do-able. I'd have to make sure I have a full Argon/CO2 bottle for the MIG, and a couple spools of .023 as the welding supply closes for the weekend at Noon Sat...

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