I'm looking at buying this mustang to restore
1968 Ford Mustang 2 door notchback
My question is, how much would you think it would cost to restore it? That's if it has very little rust. This mustang runs and drives but it just needs breaks and a little body work then a paint job, and interior work. (which really doesn't bother me that much). How much would you think it would cost to restore it so it looks pretty decent. I may decide to put a 289 or a 302 in later on but haven't decided yet. I'm hoping to do it mostly all by my self unless I don't have the tools to do it.
Schmidty! Good to hear from you again.
If I were you, I'd avoid this car in particular. My car was in good, driveable, shape when I bought it and that was the main reason I bought it. Thinking "I can do little things here and there to keep it running and looking good." and knowing full well that it was going to take a loooooong time for almost any kind of restoration.
It takes a lot of money to restore a car and every time you fix something, you find something else that needs to get fixed.
This car is going to have more rust than you know whet to do with (I've learned that even a good car has a lot of rust) and trust me, that feeling sucks. You start thinking "what ISN'T wrong with this thing?!?" and it gets discouraging.
Please don't let anyone discourage you from getting a vintage mustang, but do take the advice here seriously when looking for a car.
All in all though, here's what I would do in your position:
Find a car that works for what you need. (getting to/from work or school, and other activities)
Then continue looking for a mustang. That way if the mustang's transmission goes out (like mine did a few weeks ago) you'll have something that still gets you around.
At 1200 bucks you can always find something that you can work on. And for 3000 you can find something that works even better (even if it needs more paint). The point here being that you always have options.
Hope this helps
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