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Unread 01-26-2010   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1969 Mustang fastback (restoration price expectations)

hey all,
looking at buying a 1969 fastback original 6 cylinder its torn interior m wanting to restore it paint need re-spray what can i expect a good price in australia:
1. to buy the car
2. the exterior painted with boss 302 decals
3. redo the interior ei- new seats, put 66 dash and new carpet

if anybody knows what kind of prices i'm looking at please post
any feedback is appreciated

thanks
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Check with a gentleman here listed as Jackute. Leave him a private message and tell him I referred you. He lives in Australia. He might be able to lend some good advice for you. Tell him I said " Hi". Best of luck.
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hey all,
looking at buying a 1969 fastback original 6 cylinder its torn interior m wanting to restore it paint need re-spray what can i expect a good price in australia:
1. to buy the car
2. the exterior painted with boss 302 decals
3. redo the interior ei- new seats, put 66 dash and new carpet

if anybody knows what kind of prices i'm looking at please post
any feedback is appreciated

thanks
G'Day Mate!

Here in the US I have invested nearly $47,000 so far for a complete frame-off restoration of my 1969 Mustang.

I would not pay more than $1,800 for a complete L6 Mustang. If it were free of any rust issues, I would go as high as ~$4,500.

A good pant job can be had for ~$5,000.

As for interior:

carpet ~$180
Headliner ~$100
Seat material (padding and cover) ~$500+
Door panels ~$450 each for deluxe and less than ~$100 each for standard.
Original tooling dash cover ~$400

This does not include installation or haveing the seats covered. I paid ~$500 to have my seats recovered and another ~$250 to have the frames blasted and painted.

I also spent $50 to have my shift leaver rechromed.

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Why a 66 dash in a 69 ?How do you do a frame off with a unibody car?
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How do you do a frame off with a unibody car?
I tore the body down to a bare shell. Did not have a single wire harness clip on it or anything. Put it on a rotissaie and went from there.

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Frame off means taking the frame off the body.A unibody car has no frame so its not frame off its a bare shell resto.
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I have about $6,000 in my restoration. Thats engine rebuild,paint,floor pans,carpet,emblems,bumpers,grill,wheels and tires,deck lid,all the rubber,gaskets,chrome,hood,front and rear valance,and alot more. I still need a rimblow steering wheel. I found a Ford tooling dash pad @ Dallas mustang for $300.00 Paint and body was a still @ $1,250(not a buddy deal). Click view my profile to see my pics. Try to do all the work yourself to save money. I had the engine and paint done by someone but i did the all rest myself. Also shop around for the best prices.
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I have a 69 Mach 1 that's awaiting restoration. That is, when I have the time and money to commit. For now, it's covered in my brother's barn. I have a sound and (lucky for me) rust free body, the (original) 351 W 2 bbl runs well and the 3 speed manual transmission also works fine. I still have to paint, obtain all new chrome and exterior trim and windshield. My interior will have to be completely restored, including dash, headliner, console, carpeting and upholstery. I will also have to restore the Rim Blow steering wheel. I'll also probably have to buy new wiring harnesses for the whole electrical system as well. I'm going to begin hitting the car shows in my area this summer to look for used parts I could use. One thing I've learned when restoring my 65 convertible, is that you need to have patience. Try to plan out everything in advance as well as you can, so you don't wind up spending more money than you need to. Also, I would follow up on rodbender's suggestion about contacting that guy. The more people you know that are experienced in restorations and working on these cars can only help you. I would think that there aren't all that many 6-cyl 69 sportsroofs still out there. Most have probably had their 6 swapped for a V-8 somewhere along the line. Your VIN will tell you where this car was built. If you're interested, you might check with Marti Auto works to see if you can get additional information about this car. I know that he has the originial factory invoices for 69 Mustangs built at the Dearborn Michigan plant. There's also a great website on a start to finish restoration of a 69 sportsroof that could be very helpful to anyone doing a restoration on a car of this body style.

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I suspect any Mustang owner knows what frame off means when applied to a Mustang...

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You can't take a frame off when the car don't have one.
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right. we all know that. It's connotation, and everyone gets it and understands what it means unless you're dense. 'Frame off' is synonymous with 'the most complete restoration you can do.'
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I have about $6,000 in my restoration. Thats engine rebuild,paint,floor pans,carpet,emblems,bumpers,grill,wheels and tires,deck lid,all the rubber,gaskets,chrome,hood,front and rear valance,and alot more. I still need a rimblow steering wheel. I found a Ford tooling dash pad @ Dallas mustang for $300.00 Paint and body was a still @ $1,250(not a buddy deal). Click view my profile to see my pics. Try to do all the work yourself to save money. I had the engine and paint done by someone but i did the all rest myself. Also shop around for the best prices.
if someone was able to pull off a body and paint job for $1250 something is seriously wrong. Just chemicals alone when doing it yourself can run $2-3k. I would be highly skeptical of their work. Did they just paint over old basecoat?
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not true im getting my body and painting done for 1500 thats with product. primer paint and all other materiols are running me about 580
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What color? What manufacturer? Paint for mine was $1200 just for the paint. Thank God my buddie runs the shop and knocked $400 off that.
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not true im getting my body and painting done for 1500 thats with product. primer paint and all other materiols are running me about 580
Simply stating you're also getting a cheap paint job doesn't prove it's untrue. The proof will be in that paint job in 5 years. $580 for all materials is enough to be worried about.
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