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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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68 convertible stored for 20 yrs.

Hi everyone this is my first . Although i can do just about all the work including the paint I have no idea where to star or what’s best , this is my first Restoration . I would welcome some direction . What’s best a more valuable ? Original, Shelby, custom, Elenor, . I’m ready to start buying parts but I would like to have a plan in place before I start.
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Are you fixing the car up to sell? Or you keeping it for yourself.

What you do really depends on what youíre starting with. Is it a 68 convertible that came with an I6 and C4? Probably go custom. Or does it have a 428 and 4 spd? Then maybe go original resto. I say maybe simply because itís your car, so you should do what you want. But if youíre doing this strictly to sell, then thatís a different story...


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your response, I would like to keep the car for a few years but when I’m ready to sell I would like to have the best value possible. I kind of like the Shelby look , not sure what to do with the front & rear suspension, brakes , keep them original or upgrade to something ? It has a 289 engine 2 barrel and a C4 transmission .
What to by ?
Where is the best place to buy ??
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 09:40 AM
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Many people find that after restoring a Mustang they are upside down in it meaning it costs more to restore one than it will be worth when finished. Don't set your sights on making a profit when you sell.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 10:25 AM
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Post some pics so we can see what you're dealing with to start, then you'll get some solid advice here. There are a thousand questions we could ask, but pics would eliminate many of them lickety-split.

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Many people find that after restoring a Mustang they are upside down in it meaning it costs more to restore one than it will be worth when finished. Don't set your sights on making a profit when you sell.
Ain’t that the truth?!!

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Do you have any photos of the car and its current condition? I would begin by creating an excel parts and price list to create an itemized roadmap. It might be a good idea to assemble a visual look book, a collection of photographs of other cars that appeal to you. This way, you can begin to strategize what parts you can reuse, refurbish, find at swap meets, Ebay, or buy new. Often, creating the car that you "want" means you will be spending more that what the car will be worth. If you are looking at this purely as an investment, it may be more cost effective to purchase a complete or finished car that you can be pleased with. However, I completely understand and firmly believe that no one can enjoy a car as much as the car you restore and build with your own hands. For me, the journey and knowledge gained from a restoration is what brings sentimental value. Best of luck with your build and please continue to share.
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