thanks for the info folks.... i really appreciate it! alot!
thats exactly what i was thinking but neglected to mention.... it would be a boss 302 CLONE.... not a real one... real one would be unfortunately way out of my financial capability.
Just to give you guys a budgetary number.... it would be around 30-35k for this project.
Unfortunately it sounds like what I wanted to do is out of my range sadly. oh well. But this wont stop me from pursuing a project of some sort on a classic.
As for the part of getting shops to do my work, well, the answer to that is complex. See im a younger guy that really has no background of working on cars from when i was a kid. My only real experience of working on cars is that of the last three years working on modding my 06 Mustang GT. That being said im pretty confident with my abilities and am willing to learn and be patient, but, i have no experience with older cars..... so i dont know what to expect either. I would like to buy my own tools and do as much as i can do on my own but some things i know will just be beyond my capabilities. For the mechanical shop work that i may need.... Im in bit of luck... i have built up a pretty good friendship with a shop and a mechanic that restores cars and essentially charges me a dirt cheap hourly rate for his work.
all of that said, do some of you guys have some input for a mustang project that would fall in that 30k range that i could learn and enjoy doing over the next few years?
I really wanna restore/build a car myself(as much as possible) for the sake of enjoyment and learning and do not want to just buy one already done. This also gives me the peace of mind when the car is done in knowing what I "really have".
How about a 1965 shelby 350 clone? like the one at this link:
65' Mustang on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
it sure would like nice sitting beside my current ride, eh?: