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Old 02-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Wrecked The Stang- Need Opinions&Options

Road was ice. Car slid left when attempting to turn right. A bus 30 feet away, attempted to move forward as a precaution, instead he rolled backwards. We met in the middle. The door is caved in, will not function, barely attached to hinges.
SO I NEED OPTIONS, PLEASE....
How much $$$$$ to:
1.) Replace door, straighten out body & moldings around perimeter of door.
2.) Transplant a V8, transmission, wire harness, fuel, last odds and ends.
(3.) * As you can see, I have thousands of dollars worth of performance parts to enhance an implanted V8.
WHAT IS YOUR GUESS FOR COST? $2,500.00 OR $5,500.00 OR $7,500.00 OR MORE???
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Fix the door only and sell it. That's too much money for a car that is almost 16 years old. Use the rest to buy a new car.
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Find out how bad frame damage is first, if it's tweaked pretty bad I'd search for another body and swap all your stuff in the other body, or go for a new edge
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Pics? I bent my frame before and it wasn't too bad of a price to get fixed so it's all in where you go.
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Just read this and so sorry to hear about your accident but glad you are ok. Pics would help us all get a better handle on cost.
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I will post some pics. I am back at work right now 14 hours at a time.
*Another brainstorm- My co-worker has a '97 Cobra for sale. Last I asked, he wanted $6,000 for it. I could possible purchase the Cobra and transplant a sh1t load of parts from the V6 over to the stock Cobra~ ProChamber & FM10 mufflers, MGW short throw shifter, new carpet & mats still in the box, Corbeau seat, wheels and tires, and other small items that are on the V6. That's a thought anyway. The guy who owns the Cobra doesn't want or ned it. He already owns an '09 Shelby GT500 KR, an old GT350, and some others. I'm going to see if I can talk him in to a low price for it.
-Anyway, I'll take some pictures and update again, Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #8
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HAPPY ENDING- I got me a COBRA!! Doin' the happy dance!
I got a 1997 Cobra with 76K miles on it. I will immediately transfer as much of the $10K+ parts from the V6 over to the Cobra. Prochamber & Flowmaster exhaust, suspension, wheels and tires, interior pieces, ect..ect...
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Dang, that's great! Nothing like an upgrade.
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What mods does the cobra have
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HAPPY ENDING- I got me a COBRA!! Doin' the happy dance!
I got a 1997 Cobra with 76K miles on it. I will immediately transfer as much of the $10K+ parts from the V6 over to the Cobra. Prochamber & Flowmaster exhaust, suspension, wheels and tires, interior pieces, ect..ect...
Fantastic! Pics soon we hope.....
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The Cobra is completely stock. Pic below.
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Do some power mods. Exhaust. Wheels.
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sweet how much did u buy it for
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Really nice car, congrats
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All of the mods on the V6 will be transferred over to the Cobra- wheels, tires, exhaust, suspension, SCT tuner & new dyno tunes, ect..
76k miles on it. $5,000.00 cash.
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Nice. But how will v6 exhaust work on the cobra
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I'm going to keep the stock headers, install new offroad primaries, then connect my existing cats, Prochamber, and mufflers/tailpipes. Custom cut/weld job.
As seen below:
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Mid-Pipe to Tailpipe From V6:

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Is the mid pipe full length or you gonna custom fab them
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I need to find a set of primaries only (two piece set). Something like the car above, minus the "X" pipe. Once those pipes are measured out, my existing mid-pipe on back will fit right in. A second option is to get a set of longtube headers and there would be little to no modification needed. I think I remember seeing a nice selection of exhaust parts at Summit Racing or Stangmods.com
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The Cobra is completely stock. Pic below.
Very cool and with all the mods you are planning this will be a great thread to watch. So we have gone from wreck and accident to cool build in record fast time
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Yeah, I get the keys to the car in a couple of minutes. I'm here waiting on him now. I will start modding as soon as I get home. I want to get the MGW shifter in there and flush the trans fluid. Changing the oil & differential fluid Friday. Mobil1 in the engine of course and some Amsoil in the differential. After that, it's a free for all.
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Hi, sorry about accident. Congrats on your Cobra.
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Hate u wrecked your old car, congrats on the Cobra ! Only bad thing I see is the drop top, I have one too but the top up does not like speeds over 125 n top down is too loud and windy. Giving up mine for hardtop car so I can go fast !!
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All of the mods on the V6 will be transferred over to the Cobra- wheels, tires, exhaust, suspension, SCT tuner & new dyno tunes, ect..
76k miles on it. $5,000.00 cash.
Thats cheap!
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Thanks everybody. I just came inside from looking at the V6 with a buddy of mine, it looks like all I need to do is put another door on it. I still have a set of brand new hinges I found a long time ago wrapped up in the box collecting dust. As some days go by and some more cash comes in, I'm going to search out a door close in color and sale the car. I keep changing my mind every hour, thinking about transferring parts from one car to another is a big job each time X2. Sale the V6 and use some cash to get the Cobra looking sharper.

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Hate u wrecked your old car, congrats on the Cobra ! Only bad thing I see is the drop top, I have one too but the top up does not like speeds over 125 n top down is too loud and windy. Giving up mine for hardtop car so I can go fast !!
With the price and the circumstances, convertible top/hart top wasn't an option. The top is brand new. It's tan. I want black. I'll let you know about how it functions. I never owned a convertible before. So far, don't notice it at all.

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Thats cheap!
Yeah, I got a great deal. Autotrader around here has a couple with same mileage, all selling for $11k. The guy I bought it from is a millionaire and my boss. When he gave me the keys, he said "you've been good to me, here, enjoy". I love it so far. It is stock, well maintained, and runs like a dream.
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Hate u wrecked your old car, congrats on the Cobra ! Only bad thing I see is the drop top, I have one too but the top up does not like speeds over 125 n top down is too loud and windy. Giving up mine for hardtop car so I can go fast !!
It's the power not the car. I love tracking mine with the top down.

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Thanks. Love it so far, pretty wicked.
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