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Old 03-02-2006, 00:40   #1 (permalink)
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what car to "do up"

After selling my el falcon, I have decided I would like a new (or old) project car. I want to spend about $20,000 but would probably go to $30,000 if I had to, I just don't know what car. I want something a little different, a 6cyl, V8, turbo or supercharger would tickle my fancy, I just don't want it in a car you see everyday.

If anyone has any thoughts or pics feel free to share, something old school would be cool.


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Old 03-02-2006, 01:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: what car to "do up"

a turbo 200 ci 1966 mustang. or my favourite a 1969 Mach 1.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:27   #3 (permalink)
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one of the few cars you'll get your money back on is a hot rod. i spend alot of time thinking about same thing my main problem is i like xw-xc but in all reality are old rusty heaps of you know what (don't freak everybody i own an xb and have owned old fords forever) .what i like about hot rods is new box steel chasy and fiberglass body and if you look around a bit you will be able to build a NEW old car for 30g.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:49   #4 (permalink)
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Re: what car to "do up"

I have thought about a mustang, an xc and a capri, (old school capri), but I haven't thought about a hot rod, thats definitely something to look into. where would I find more info on this, where to purchase and so forth?
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Re: what car to "do up"

www.desighnedchassis.com www.propaint www.customfibreglass.com
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Re: what car to "do up"

What about building one of those AC Cobra kit cars. I always think they look horn every time I see one .

Even the ones with a tight little 289 or 302W are still very nice and a Big Block even better.

The nice ones also appear to sell for a high price or at least the asking prices seem quite good.

Maybe outside the budget though.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:07   #7 (permalink)
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cedric thanks for the info.

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I have always liked those cobra kits also, my brothers mates old man is currrently building one.
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Go to www.westfield-sportscars.com.au and check out the cars there, ive been in the green car before, and it is awesome!, that has a naturally aspirated japanese engine (i forget what exactly), a recently built car has a turbocharged S14 silvia engine fitted, and that looks to be a ripper. I've been told that the complete chassis retails for about $10,000, and it weighs about 600kg when completed, depending on the driveline choice.

Also, the owners of westfield sports cars also own Replica Motor Company, which make a cobra kit cars, one of which i was a passenger in on the same day as the westfield, and i liked them both very much. i'd recommend one of these cars
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Old 03-07-2006, 21:16   #9 (permalink)
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a kit car with a monster of a drive line

so many kit cars atm you'd have fun deciding on which one to do.
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Old 03-08-2006, 00:28   #10 (permalink)
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I was having trouble thinking of cars, now I am having to try and choose, they all seem like good idea's.
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