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Worth it??

Post #1 by brandoncw » Fri May 11, 2018 2:16 am

I found a red 1965 mustang coupe for 1000. The majority of the body and interior is in excellent shape. The problem with it is the previous owner made some, ahh, modifications. The passenger side fender needs some junk cut off it and the body repaired. The previous owner was a professor of some sort. Apparently from my understanding he had modified this car to run on electricity through an electric rail. He used a caterpillar diesel starter motor connected to the diff pinion via chain and sprocket. Other than that it looks good with not very much rust. Is it worth a grand??
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Post #2 by bubba22349 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:16 am

Yes in most cases a reasonably good 1965 Mustang body is going to be easily worth a 1000.00 and more. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #3 by ags290 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:10 am

I would love to see a picture of the "modifications". As for the car as a starting point, as long as the torque boxes aren't all rusted out,I think that $1000.00 is more than fair.

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Post #4 by brandoncw » Fri May 11, 2018 5:05 pm

ags290 wrote:I would love to see a picture of the "modifications". As for the car as a starting point, as long as the torque boxes aren't all rusted out,I think that $1000.00 is more than fair.

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bubba22349 wrote:Yes in most cases a reasonably good 1965 Mustang body is going to be easily worth a 1000.00 and more. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:

I unfortunately lost my phone (I think I left it on my bedside before driving off) so I cant get any pics, but I stopped again to take a closer inspection of it. The whole rear side of the front passenger fender (under the actual body panel area so it doesn't have to look perfect) needs repaired because there is a bunch of steel plate and some kind of mechanical stuff, amd just plain junk attached. And for the caterpillar starter motor setup, it looks as if it used the 250 inline as the main engine and the caterpillar was just a helper. They had a rather nice looking adapter for the engine that apparently replaced the rear diff cover leaving the tranny and drive line stuff alone. There is what appears to be a track bar made of angle iron on the rear passenger side of the axle that is bolted to a plate that is then bolted to a frame. The car looks untouched other than those few modifications.
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Post #5 by bmbm40 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 pm

If it has just minor rust I would pay $1000 for it but I would also offer $500 first.
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Post #6 by drag-200stang » Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 am

If the unibody is sound...Go get it :nod:
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Post #7 by brandoncw » Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 am

Ok, I got a new phone so I'll swing by to get some pics of what's going on with the car sometime today
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Post #8 by brandoncw » Wed May 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Here are the pics I promised
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Post #9 by bubba22349 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:55 pm

That's actually a 1967 Mustang Coupe body and looks fairly straight to me. Wouldn't be too hard to remove and repair those sections that were modded, I say it's worth it. Good luck :nod:
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Post #10 by brandoncw » Thu May 17, 2018 8:20 am

bubba22349 wrote:That's actually a 1967 Mustang Coupe body and looks fairly straight to me. Wouldn't be too hard to remove and repair those sections that were modded, I say it's worth it. Good luck :nod:

The guy may have mixed up the years, but better for me as a 67. More engine bay space from what I understand
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Post #11 by ags290 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:55 pm

Yes, definitely not a 1965 but a worthy project.
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Post #12 by brandoncw » Fri May 18, 2018 11:22 pm

Well not so good news but it's not the end yet, I talked to the guy again and he said the wife didn't want to sell it yet. I even tried persuading him with 1k in 20s but he knew better than to make the wife angry. He said if they still haven't done anything with it by August that they would sell it. So as soon as I'm out of basic I'm gonna see and hope it hasn't moved.
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