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Old 06-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Greetings from SGM fan

Hi all,

I've been flying under the radar trying to familiarize myself in this forum. I figured now's a good a time as any to come out and say hello.

As for me, I've got a salvaged rear ended 2011 V6 coupe Sterling Gray Metallic I'm fixin' to fix up. I'm in Los Angeles now, but was up in San Fran for a good 11+ years. Go 49ers and Giants!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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Welcome.

How much did you pay for it salvaged?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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I was surfing the Internet and came across this auto auction site www.erepairables.com. Found this rear ended mustang with a salvaged title up for bid. Like eBay, I put a max bid of $7000 figuring the repair cost will probably be around $5000. Total cost of $12 to $15,000 altogether would be cheaper than buying a comparable used one for around $18,000... and I didn't think i would win. Well I won it for $6,600.
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Thats pretty good. Hope you're not planning on selling anytime soon, salvage titles are pretty much impossible to sell at a mid-high price
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:35 PM   #5
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I'd been shopping for a mustang since September '12 when my '95 Honda Civic EX which I've had for over 18 years, suddenly had its first major engine repair that cost me $3000. Had some great times and memories in that car. Fearing its on its last legs and not wanting to spend anymore money on it, I started looking for a permanent replacement. Like the Honda, when I get a car, its for keeps. Not selling this stang. It's family.
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Good. In that case it can be a good project. The newer v6's are pretty quick
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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I've already started and its become... how should I put it... An obsession. My girlfriend feels like a second string and my friend thinks I'm going through a midlife crisis.
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Oh well gotta have a hobby and might as well love it
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I was nervous at first. I'd do research and read up as much as I can to acquire knowledge on what could be a very expensive hobby. But when I finally got the mustang to the autoshop, my fears of bent unibody, messed up alignment, and other hidden costs that I couldn't verify, were relieved. They gave me the good news the estimated repair costs for rear end would be around $3000. No other repairs were needed. Even the engine was in perfect working order. Even though the auction site gives you basic information with some initial pics, you can't full inspect it unless you were actually there at the Missouri salvage yard. I pulled Carfax, got multiple quotes and everything. I feel like I got lucky on this one.
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Nice man, only cosmetic damage on a salvage is great and since you're not planning on selling its a good project buy i think
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Was there any frame damage?
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No frame damage. There was a lot of rust under the car though. I'm told its common for cars back east due to snow/salt.
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Hi, welcome. good luck with your project.
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Welcome, and nice project car. From the sounds of it you are going to end up putting it all back together well below the price of a good used one.
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Thanks all for the nice welcome. I fear I may not stop restoring it to what it once was. But going above, and beyond.
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