Ok guys, think I have it figured out...are you ready for this?
My goals and what I'd like to see in my car:
1. 2-tone white/black paint (white top arear and black for the rest)
2. A smooth, more contemporary ride, but porty enough not to seem sluggish
3. A fully custom interior done by a shop I know in Ft. lauderdale (everything done over including a 12v audio system, seats, materials, etc.)
4. A powerful, easy to start/reliable engine in the form of the contemporary chevy 350 I have listed below.
5. Basically, I want it to be a totally retro/vintage car with all of the contemporary advancement features and ride quality of any car out there today.
Here's the part list (long) -
1940?S Ford V8 Upgrades
Head Unit -
1. Sony CDX-M730 CD Receiver - $280
2. Sony CDX-T70MX 6-CD Changer - $190
Video / Navigation / Satellite Radio ?
1. Pioneer AVX-7300 Monitor - $700
2. PowerAcoustic 7? Monitor - $350
3. Pioneer AVIC-90DVD Navigation - $1283
4. Sony XM Tuner Module - $200
5. Terk TRK-SR2 XM Antenna - $65
Front Speakers ?
1. Alpine Type-X SPX-177A Components - $280
Rear Speakers ?
1. Alpine Type-R SPR-694A - $140
Under-seat Speaker ?
1. Clarion SRV303 Powered Sub - $150
Amps / Amp Accessories ?
1. Clarion APX400.4 Amp - $180
2. Q-Logic Flush-Mount Rack - $60
3. Stinger Power2 Battery - $208
4. Visonek VCAP1F Cap - $105
5. Stinger HPM SWK4D Wiring Kit - $75
Sound Deadening ?
1. B-Quiet Xtreme 200 sq. Feet - $280
2. KoolMat Thermal Protection - $150
3. Cool Car Ceramic Spray - $150
Neons / Lighting ?
1. Street Glow Mini Red 9? - $110 (4)
2. Street Glow HottWirez 10? - $40
3. Neon Toggle Switches - $3
1. Ft. Lauderdale Custom Work - $5000
2. Glide Engineering Seating - $300
3. Zigg?s Traditional Instruments - $390
4. Harwood Instrument Wiring - $90
5. LaCarra Mark10 Steering Wheel - $200
6. Aluminum Tilt Steering Column - $370
7. Big Al?s Arm Rests - $200
8. RBS Fiberglass Arm Rests - $80
9. Big Al?s Rear-View Mirror - $70
10. Zigg?s Door Lighting - $50
11. Lokar Throttle Pedal - $40
12. Lokar Brake Pedal - $40
Security / Power Kits / AC ?
1. Crime Guard CG745i3 - $200
2. Crime Guard Security Pager - $130
3. K40 Laser Defuser System - $190
4. Zig?s Power Steering 605 Kit - $700
5. Power Steering Adapter - $90
6. AutoLoc Power Window Kit - $200
7. Aluminum Switch Boxes - $50
8. Cruise Control System - $200
9. AutoLoc Power Lock Kit - $100
10. AutoLoc Power Trunk Release - $35
11. HotRod Air Conditioner - $800
Interior Total: $14,524
Engine / Transmission ?
1. Chevy 350 HO Deluxe Engine - $3600
2. Chevy PT4L60ESS Transmission w/ Comp - $3187
3. Engine and Trans Mount Kits - $90
4. CoolMate Z-series Radiator - $540
5. Cool-Flex Radiator Hoses - $100
5. Chevy RW27 Exhaust Manifold - $370
6. Exhaust Pipe
1. Chrome Frenched Headlights - $185
2. PIAA Super White 85/110 Bulbs - $85
3. Large Elliptical Tail Lights - $135
4. Large Elliptical 3rd Brake Light - $55
5. Turn Signal Boxes - $80
Ignition / Electrical ?
1. Painless Wiring 18 System - $100
4. Various Wiring - $200
Frame / Suspension ?
1. Independent Front Suspension Kit - $2500
2. Pro-Street 4-Link 9? Rear - $500
1. Coker Smoothie Chrome 15/8? - $300
2. BFGoodrich Silvertown P235/70R15 Whitewalls - $685
3. Ford 47-48 Wheel Caps - $100
1. Air Spencer CK Citrus Air Freshener - $15
2. Grille Material - $100
3. Front Back Side Glass - $900
2. Tinting 40% All-Around - $250
Exterior Total: $14,077
Grand Total - $28,601
!!! A lot to take in I now but please tell me things I might want to change or add/subtract due to my inexperience in this field still...and yes I picked up an issue of Streat Rod
I'd go with a real ford powerplant myself. But that is just my opinion. I would go with something like a mild 351 or even a 302. And I would not put that much money into a transmission for your application.
The Air Spencer CK Citrus Air Freshener has to go, this is not the highest performing air freshener out there. The old Canada pine tree freshener still rules! :p
“She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself.”
— Han Solo
Well Beau, that's definately a plan and a budget.This is a good thing! Now take your list and start shopping, swap meets, classified ads and catalogs and see how much you can trim off your list prices. You can expect to save 25% to 75% off the mechanical parts by going to the wrecking yards, unless you can do all the installation work yourself you'd better add more in for labor. If more people did this kind of planning before starting there wouldn't be near as many unfinished projects sitting in garages around the country. Good work!!! Now does all that stereo equipment get the oldies station any better than my $15 swap meet JVC cassette player?
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You won't even be able to enjoy driving it, with the navigation system it will be driving itself!What rear end? That's another pricey item.
[quote]A smooth, more contemporary ride <hr></blockquote>
[quote]I want it to be a totally retro/vintage car <hr></blockquote>
you confuse me
I like the pine tree branch 4 Jaw, a nice finishing touth. $3k trans? Deep pockets or big dreams? Make mine a Viper, purple with Black leather interior, two nitrus packs and a drag shute just in case. My dream Work Car. With full sized spare!
I would go with a ford drive tran as well.Jasper engine's 351M create 2250.00 AOD trans(no computer needed)1750.00 that would save you about 2787.00.
As far a the nav system that is for people that can not read maps or just likes having big brother knowing where you are all the time.
as far as the crime gaurd and pager that is a little high and the pager does not work if you are I an steel structure like the mall??? buy a Viper 900 series. Viper offer a full value replace if the car is taken.
also do not forget there is a charge for using XM up here it is like 35 per month.
sounds like to many play toys unless you are a stereo head and plan on alot of stereo shows.
but this is just my 2 cents
I don't see anything for the optional alternators or batteries to keep it going. I also agree that it should have Ford power, but, to each his own. I will advise that everything is subject to change as you go. Good job on the planning! Later, Jay
Gave this alot of thought over the years, and came up with a simplified formula for someone who can't find a way to hide the rod budget from his wife. Figger on about three times the amount you can't afford to spend if you do the work yourself, much more if you plan on having someone else do the dirty work. Have a secondary contingiency budget for beer, tetnus shots, light bulbs, more primer, more beer, gas for the welder, wire for the welder, burn ointment, another roll of DA discs, band-aids, special tools to save you money, more beer, and some hand cleaner..................Then start saving for an interior and a stereo.
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