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Default 1969 or 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Mustang RestoMod.... how much?

I'm thinking about getting a 69 or 70 Boss 302 that i can restore over the next 2-3 years. Most of the basic work I can do although I expect the body work and the major engine and suspension work will be done by a shop for me. I am hoping to build one of these cars into a reliable daily driver. So before I start looking for one I'm curious to know how much a restoration of car like this would cost.

Im thinking some things will be modern stuff and some original. The obvious things like disc brakes, a/c, p/s, etc. i will want added as more modern tech and then in terms of looks interior and exterior likely original parts. Motor and transmission i would like to stick with a regular 302 setup.

How much do you experienced folks out there think a project like this would cost assuming I can find a good base to work from in terms body, frame and motor... although i expect it will be hard to find a rust free body at this point.

thanks for your help in advance.... I just don't want to get head over heels into a project that i cant afford... I have never restored a car so Im not sure about costs but I am up to the challenge and willing to patiently learn as i go and work away at it.

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If your plan is to get a real Boss 302 and restomod it, you're going to spend minimum of around $40k just for the starting Boss car. A better route would be to get a sportsroof or Mach I and do a Boss 302 replica with the modern upgrades.
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an original boss with the boss motor needing a total restoration can command upwards of 8K

it would be much cheaper to build a clone, you could even get some 4V cleveland heads and have them properly machined to fit on your 302 block. which is basically what ford did to make the boss 302
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If your plan is to get a real Boss 302 and restomod it, you're going to spend minimum of around $40k just for the starting Boss car. A better route would be to get a sportsroof or Mach I and do a Boss 302 replica with the modern upgrades.
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an original boss with the boss motor needing a total restoration can command upwards of 8K

it would be much cheaper to build a clone, you could even get some 4V cleveland heads and have them properly machined to fit on your 302 block. which is basically what ford did to make the boss 302
thats exactly what i was thinking but neglected to mention.... it would be a boss 302 CLONE.... not a real one... real one would be unfortunately way out of my financial capability.
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For a nice shell of a 69/70 sportroof is about 8k up.To build the car up from nothing a normal resto can hit 30k easy.Stuff like 17 inch rims efi bigger brakes etc etc can hit another 10k easy.
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yeah...a ton of money is needed for that kinda dream, $50K could easily be spent...I'm just doing a nice rebuild of a 95 convertible and I'm already in for at least $25K...
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I lost track on mine. Sounds like a cool idea. I'd go with a 351 Cleveland and put the Boss302 decals on it. ( heh-heh).
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thanks for ballpark figures and idea's fella's. appreciate it. i have some thinking to do in terms what kind of classic car project i really wanna take on.... the only car i can think of restoring other then some sort of mustang is perhaps and older chevelle.
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how much do you folks think it would cost to get a 65' or 66' fastback in good running condition mechanically? nothing fancy-dancy.... just a sound reliable driving car.
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Jaystar....once again start at about 9-10k for an early fastback. If I decided to pay the prices folks are asking for the 65-70 fastbacks... I'd do the same thing. But to start with an average car that starts at 8-10 grand.... well it sure requires commitment.

Keep in mind you have a lot of big money guys that have driven these prices up beyond recognition.
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this is so true its sad, a typical dad and son restoration is almost unheard of anymore because just a good solid starter car is so freaking expensive, i got extremely lucky and got a 70' coupe for $1200 but it needs a decent amount of work
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65-70 fastback/sport roof a good buildable shell is 8k something you can drive now 10k up.Chevelle will be a good 6k for a old rust bucket.The early mustang coupe is the only cheap popular older car right now.The tri5 chevys started coming down but not by much.How much do you have to spend?
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