I posted this question ages ago, but since our cars have come a long way since then and there are a lot of new members, I'm curious to know roughly how much everyone has spent on there pride and joy so far?(without including the cost of the car)...
I bought mine for 6k from my folks. Since then I've spent:
3300 on paint/panel work
2500 on wheels, tyres, and powdercoating
450 on exhaust and tip
450 on suspension
700 on head unit, sub, amp
650 on twinlight conversion
100 on clear front and side indicators
I think thats it.....
And of course there's more to come! Keep an eye out for my car in the fordforums showroom, coming soon, or the next Melbourne cruise!!
Bought the car for $2000
$300 on manual
$300 on EL intake
$300 on superlow springs
$300 on oil, head bolts, etc.
Can't think of anything else....Total $1200 plus $2000 = $3200
Not bad for a manual EB in mint condition!
Oh yeah shortly will have to pay for the new wiring loom etc., probably a few hundred more (due to trip computer etc.)
New wiring + EF XR6 exhaust/extractors: $500.
Total not including price is now $1700.
Proud TQE Operator and President of SEFAG - the Society for the Elimination of Ford Automatic Gearboxes
Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
$4000 on the car
$176 to convert to MPI
$300 on the cheapest pioneer headunit (DEH2450 dont laugh i was skint at the time)
$400 odd on speakers
$500 on head change
$700 on amp and a 12" sub
$500 odd on tires and wheel alignment
Motor expected $450 (old one has cracked piston at the moment and is gonna die some time soon (also did 15.66 on it )
Install motor $150
Bushes ? $200
Pedel box welded maybe $60
That was the first one
$500 for the car (EA2 Fairmont minus motor trans and front seats)
allowing $2000 for motor build up
EF/EL interior $$ no idea
3.45 LSD? $600
Thermofans ? $200
Maybe EF/EL doors to get 6.5" speaker holes $300 (these are new and unpainted)
So yeah. Cars are money holes, no question about that
$30 on tickford snorkel,
$30 on new airpipe from airbox to throttle body,
$500 for the 2.5" exhaust,
$100 for the Pioneer headunit (deh-246)
$0 for my rear kenwoods (kfc-1666),
$500 the other week for new Toyo tyres..
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