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Old 03-18-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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A Swede fulfilling his muscle car dream!

Hey everyone
I'm from Sweden, moved to Los Angeles 5 years ago. I have finally the chance of fulfilling my dream of having a vintage mustang!

I know how to work on engines but don't have a garage or tools needed to restore a car. My goal is to have a 1967 convertible,fully nut and bolt restoration, almost show car condition but will use it as a daily driver. So I will need a restoration shop to do the job.

Here is what I have in mind: Disc brakes all around, upgraded suspension, a newer injection engine. I've been thinking about a Ford Racing modular engine since I need a reliable, good mpg car and a 5 speed manual transmission. I will need a lot of suggestions from you guys so all help is apreciated since I've never done this before.

My budget is 50.000 dollars. Here is couple of questions to get things going:
Should i buy a restorable 1967, have it fully restored at a shop or should I buy the Dynacorn body and start from zero? Will the money be enough for what I have in mind? I've seen alot of restomod cars on the market but none are exactly the way I want them to be, wrong color, engine etc etc.
Any suggestions regarding which engine I should use?

thanks so much in advance!
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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I did a little checking and IMO u are better off finding a 67 and building it how u want I found quite a few cars in very nice condition for a fair price. For the money u should b able to find a very nice 67 paint it ur choice of color and drop in a new 5.0 crate engine and harness and u should come in under ur budget. One of the problems I know of from the Dyna corp bodies is u can't title these cars in every state so if u go that route u would have to call the DMV and see if it is possible to register the car. If u are looking for old school looks and new edge power for the budget u have I would buy a newer cobra , much better handling , much more power, a way better investment over the long term! O and welcome to the site!
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Re: A Swede fulfilling his muscle car dream!

Check out Carsonline.com it's a amazing site with alot of old school rides. Just look for the "Mustang" category and you can search what year you want.

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http://www.cars-on-line.com/mustang.html
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Now you have me looking,lol. This one is a rotisserie restomod with over 500HP.

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This one is sold but it's a example of the quality that you can find on that site. Who knows maybe you will find one that is to your liking and you can save some money and build time.

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Re: A Swede fulfilling his muscle car dream!

Thanks for the replies!
I've been doing alot of thinking and looking around for mustangs. It looks like its best to buy a nice one and add the stuff I want as I go along. Anyone has a suggestion of a good restoration shop in or near LA?
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