What can you guys tell me about early 70's American cars?

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  1. Aladdin Sane

    Aladdin Sane Guest

    I have always had a fascination with American muscle cars but after seeing Transformers :mamoru:, I really would like an early 70's Camaro or Corvette and would just about kill for one. I have zero experience with working on cars, and could care less about original parts. Since I really haven't a clue on this subject, is there anyone who was in my position and could enlighten me? I was thinking of looking for one that was restored on the interior and exterior and just replace the engine with a new crate engine or something. Then again what do I know. Thanks.
     
  2. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    If I could do it again, I wouldnt.

    you need VERY deep pockets to do an early camaro/vette
     
  3. Aladdin Sane

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    Greater than 20k perhaps?
     
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    far greater...

    get a job at a local parts store.. from their start learning and gaining knowledge and find you a toy to tinker on to learn..

    pretty much what i did..

    as i did this i saved up and finally rebuilt my entire stang from top to bottom..

    just note.. whatever money value you think will do in building the car... either 2-3x that will be your actual cost..
     
  5. Aladdin Sane

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    wow, reality is quite depressing :wtc:
     
  6. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    I've got about 40k invested in a car worth 18 :wtc:
     
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    It's not THAT bad. You can buy a less than perfect one and keep it running cheap if you do most of the work yourself. They are very simple to work on and many of the mechanical parts are cheap.
     
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    It can be done for 20k, but in that range you're probably looking at a survivor car, or one that's partially restored. Probably a fairly plain-jane base car in decent shape.
     

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