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Old 03/15/2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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Restoration Costs

It seems like the average price for a full GT/CS restoration is around $20,000 plus or minus a few grand.

Has anyone catagorized those costs as engine, rust repair, suspension, brakes, body and paint, interior, and so on? And if so would you be willing to share the information?

I think it would be of great use to those of us who are starting a restoration or are looking for a good car to restore.

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Old 03/15/2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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Re:Restoration Costs

I kept a list of everything, but it would take a few days to compile the info the way you want. If you're not in a hurry, I can give you ballpark numbers. I usually placed orders with a little of everything in them, some engine, body, suspension, etc. and don't feel like breaking it all out to the penny.
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Old 03/15/2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re:Restoration Costs

Anything you can offer, even ballpark numbers, would be fantastic. thanks for your help.
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Old 03/15/2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re:Restoration Costs

here is something to up the "average" for wheels....

just spent $725 for NOS trim rings and NOS GT hub caps. ::)


for what it is worth please use me as a example to raise the average price spent on stuff.

anyone got any NOS stuff for sale?
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Old 03/16/2005, 07:31 AM   #5
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Re:Restoration Costs

Maybe it's time we change your tag line to "Just say NOS" ;D
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Old 03/16/2005, 07:38 AM   #6
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Re:Restoration Costs

[quote author=Mosesatm link=board=1;threadid=1467;start=0#msg8620 date=1110983484]
Maybe it's time we change your tag line to "Just say NOS" ;D
[/quote]

or "How much is it gonna cost me this time?"

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off to John's this morning.
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Old 03/16/2005, 08:53 AM   #7
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Re:Restoration Costs

Guys,

Paul is traveling. He should be back late tonight or tomorrow. He was our accountant on our build. I know he had it broken down for body, engine, and so forth. So, it might be enlightening. Will this sight take an attachment from excel? If not, then someone will probably have to coach us on how to get the info on the site.

Anyway, thanks again to those that have been interested in our build and for those who helped by passing info. If we can return the favors given here, we are delighted to do so.

Oh, dont have any NOS parts, but have some OS(used) parts.

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Old 03/17/2005, 04:38 PM   #8
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Re:Restoration Costs

Folks

As Brian stated, I kept a running total on an excel spreadsheet for every part we bought. I have it broken down into catagories. There are some costs that Brian picked up that are not added into these totals, but here it is. For you folks that are just starting your restorations, I suggest you close your eyes if you don't want to see these numbers.

$7164.80 - Exterior (includes paint, parts, and help)
$2955.24 - Interior (includes everything we did inside)
$84.30 - Trunk area
$965.90 - Electrical
$959.00 - Motor (parts and motor builder)
$340.00 - Fuel System (gas tank, etc)
$880.22 - Brake System (front disk-rear drum)
$12.95 - Transmission stuff
$10.95 - Steering stuff (don't have power steering rebuild numbers)
$647.80 - Suspension
$504.45 - Rear End
$248.80 - Exhaust
$133.90 - Chrome moldings and trim
$482.84 - Hardware (bolts, nuts, etc)
$463.00 - Wheels and Tires

$15,854.15 Total parts

Excludes what we paid for the car and I am sure another $500 for misc items. As stated, some of Brians expenses do not show up here.

Now, for those who are restoring, you can open your eyes now. Sometimes it is best not to know!! ;D

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Old 03/17/2005, 07:06 PM   #9
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Re:Restoration Costs

My car ran the same. total including the car. 22. Like I said before it got me into trouble with the better half. ::)
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Old 03/17/2005, 09:09 PM   #10
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Re:Restoration Costs

Yikes!
You guys are mighty brave to post such info for the better half to find...I'm sure the other half may have a home project or two in mind with similar totals...After I bought my GTCS, I am sure it was no coincidence that the kitchen was remodeled. One thing is for sure, your costs have been put into something that is appreciating in value; a rolling investment!
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Old 03/18/2005, 10:13 AM   #11
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Re:Restoration Costs

I am lucky that my wife does not visit the site. Otherwise, numbers would be alittle different. Good point though from all of you. I heard a guy say that we need to get the actual cost, then deduct 20-30%. That is what we tell our wife as the true cost.

Is that a good figure??

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Old 03/18/2005, 10:46 AM   #12
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I don't know how you guys hide the credit card statements and check registers but more power to you.

I told my wife that a car would be a lot cheaper and less trouble for my mid life crisis than a girlfriend. For some reason she didn't think that was funny.
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Old 03/18/2005, 11:00 PM   #13
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Always pay for your parts in cash...no paper trail.
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Old 03/19/2005, 12:06 AM   #14
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Re:Restoration Costs

The Shelby American magazine, back in the late 1980s did a piece on "The REAL cost of a Shelby", which included:

-Out to dinner with wife to announce buying a Shelby
-Flowers on the day the Shelby was bought
-A '66 Mustang Convertible for her.
-etc. etc...

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Old 03/19/2005, 12:13 AM   #15
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Re:Restoration Costs

Are you guys serious? You really don`t tell your wives how much you have spent on your cars? You all act like its an everyday, ordinary thing to lie to your wives. I guess I don`t understand. I really don`t want to step on any toes here but do you really want wives that are oblivious to your spending? I`ve met women who did`nt have a clue how to put gas in there own cars because their husbands did everything for them. Your wives have a right to know about all your finances. It is only fair to her in case something happens to you. I think you guys are probably only kidding but it has struck a chord with me. Rhonda
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