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Boss302
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posted 02-04-2002 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm not sure if i already posted this message, but oh well...I was driving the back roads with my dad one day and came across a '67 mustang sitting right in the front of this guys house. it seems like its been sitting there a very long time, judging by the half barried rims sitting in the ground. the body looks to be in ok condition, but who knows about the frame, engine, ect. wut do you think would be a reasonable price to pay for this junkyard beauty??.............i'm looking for a car to drive to school, so i want a kick *** muscle mustang

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-04-2002 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's been sitting like that for a long time, that undercarriage is toast. That's almost the fastest way to make a car rot out, sitting in mud.

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thedave66
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posted 02-04-2002 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
has the body been sitting on the ground or is it clear underneath? If it's jsut the wheels are buried then it may be worthwhile, but if the body is in the dirt then ya, you'll have bodywork problems.

dave

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The Iceman
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posted 02-04-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I say take a look at it, just for the heck of it (it cant hurt any! )
but Im sure you can find something better
Just out of curiosity, how old are you? Im 18 so i can relate to wanting a kick arse ride to school (3 or 4 weeks shell be registered -- hot diggidy! )

have a good one

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Boss302
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posted 02-05-2002 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Iceman:
I say take a look at it, just for the heck of it (it cant hurt any! )
but Im sure you can find something better
Just out of curiosity, how old are you? Im 18 so i can relate to wanting a kick arse ride to school (3 or 4 weeks shell be registered -- hot diggidy! )

have a good one



I'm only 14. But hey, everyones gotta start sooner or later

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The Iceman
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posted 02-05-2002 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thats right!
save up for the next two or three years -- youll have a decent amount of $$$ to pick up a decent car that already can be driven, or enough money to buy one that needs a little bit of fixin and a few parts

in short, dont jump the gun -- patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to looking for classic cars

have fun and find out info from here, itll be priceless!

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1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
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There's Nothing Wrong With A Little Six In A Classic Mustang! ;)

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Fastymz
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posted 02-05-2002 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Iceman:
thats right!
save up for the next two or three years -- youll have a decent amount of $$$ to pick up a decent car that already can be driven, or enough money to buy one that needs a little bit of fixin and a few parts

in short, dont jump the gun -- patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to looking for classic cars

have fun and find out info from here, itll be priceless!


Patience,Dan he is only 14,heck I have yet to learn patience at 36.

Some thing will come along that will be just right for you.

I waited from 22yrs old to 32yrs old to get my 65.Now for that I'm going to heaven, I'm sure of it.


SCOOP

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Boss302
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posted 02-05-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Patience,Dan he is only 14,heck I have yet to learn patience at 36.

Some thing will come along that will be just right for you.

I waited from 22yrs old to 32yrs old to get my 65.Now for that I'm going to heaven, I'm sure of it.


SCOOP



Hahahaha, your right, i don't have much patience. I'm getting a lil better at making decisions though, i don't jump the gun like i used to. its just that i really want a car to start workin on. but i guess i'll just have to wait like everyone else. besides, looking for cars to buy is always fun

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Fastback68
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posted 02-05-2002 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't really know what I mean by this, but I don't think at 14 you can be mentally (or financially) prepared for the pain and heartache that accompanies the joy of owning an old car. Or maybe I was just a late developer At 14 I was still learning how to ride tunnels on my skateboard.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-06-2002 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At 14 I was working on my 67 Chrysler 300 vert.It was in ok shape but did not run.Did I make poor choices you bet.Did I learn, yes I learned alot.

Fastback68,I dont disagree with you.At the same time at 14 I was also BMX racing too.And girls well lets just I say I'd notied them,alot.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-06-2002 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been working on cars since I was 12.

YIKES! That's 30 years!!!

I bought my first car at 15. I think it's a great idea to buy a car to tinker with at a young age. It gives you hands on experience and a goal to work towards. If more kids were busy fixing up cars this would be a better world, IMHO.

One suggestion, though, Boss302, you might want to consider getting a car that's in less demand than a Mustang, like a Maverick or Fairmont or Falcon. I think you would get more bang for your buck.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 02-06-2002 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my first car, a '46 Ford truck when i was 15, I'm 21 now...it ran and didn't have too much rust. A car that has been sitting in mud should be avoided, especially if you are 14. If the car is too much work you'll probbably lose interest in it soon...there's always will be another Mustang, don't settle, keep looking

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Boss302
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posted 02-06-2002 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanx guys, with all your, should i call it knowledge, you prolly saved me from doing something really stupid. I seen an orange maverick over in the next town from me, i wanted to look at it but my dad said that it was too "grandma-ish" But at the time i didn't really know much about beefing up cars so i just forgot about it. i wish it was still there. Thanks again for all your help

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Fastymz
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posted 02-07-2002 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"too "grandma-ish""
Check out the mavericks in the racing forum.

SteveL thats a great point about more bang for the buck.I'd go for the maverick and then a falcon.

SCOOP

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Larry Jennings
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posted 02-07-2002 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was lucky to have hot rodders in my neighborhood when I was growing up. My folks gave me a 49 Plymouth with a rod through the block when I was 13 figuring it would take me 3 years to get it running so it'd be right in time to get my license, it took almost 4 months and 3 months of that was scrounging a Dodge motor, aluminum head and 2 carb manifold. The older guys would tell me anything and even give me some parts but I had to do all the work myself. Ever try changing a motor with a rope block and tackle under a tree? Lucky for me the limb didn't break .

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-07-2002 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Larry Jennings:
Ever try changing a motor with a rope block and tackle under a tree?

No, but I once took a slant six out of a junkyard valiant with 2x6s and a bumper jack.

It wasn't pretty!

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-07-2002 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never saw a slant six that was!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-07-2002 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Boss302:
I seen an orange maverick over in the next town from me, i wanted to look at it but my dad said that it was too "grandma-ish" But at the time i didn't really know much about beefing up cars so i just forgot about it. i wish it was still there. Thanks again for all your help

Check out Charlie Ping's orange Maverick in his forum:

https://mustangsandmore.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=Small+Fords+and+Mercurys&number=6&DaysPrune=1000&LastLogin=

That's no grandma's car!

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'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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