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On my never ending search for mustang parts I have stumbled upon a 66 fastback K code car in a barn. the car has been setting a very long time. The drive train is gone. But the car looks very worthy of saving. From the limited peek I got it needs quarter skins and a rear frame rail. Most everything else looks very solid. The inside of the car was full of parts and I would say it needs everything. Ive always fooled with 67's so Is the asking price of $3500 high? Thanks for any advise.
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For $3500 you'd better take a longer look. What parts does it need? A hypo 289, a top loader, a ford 9"? Shoot you're probably talking 10K right there and that's before you've even begun to worry about fixing the rust. How much green do you have to throw at this thing? Better figure that out first before you buy it. I could see 2 years and 25K getting tied up in a project K-code easy.

Bear in mind, it is almost always cheaper to buy the car you want than buy a lesser car and fix it up.

Just my opinion. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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still it is way cool to know that those K's are still out there waiting. Wonder what we will say about the one we heard of in the barn!!!
 

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I think you'd be paying too much. But that's just my opinion.
I've just undertaken a similar project with a Shelby, but I wanted to do it this way in order to know that everything was done MY way (right or wrong).

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Sounds a little high to me, but I'm here in CA where there's a stang on every corner!!

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Too much $$ right from the git-go. The cost of parts to do the resto will be a small fortune and the search for small widgets and gidgets will be constant aggrivation. Rust damage is always much worst than it appears. Better to hold out for a worn but complete vehicle that has good sheet metal. There are still plenty of them out there, especially in the south west. The owner in this case typically thinks his wheels are worth more than they really are. At best, it may be a good organ donor. In time the owner will be glad to have someone tow it away. Save your sanity and relationship with the significant other and definitely pass on this one.

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6 months ago I sold a total rustbucket "K" Fastback for $800, minus drivetrain. I think $3500 is a bit much, as everyone has pointed out, finishing the car will put you over the amount you could buy a finished car for. A good "K" engine will set you back 5K and since the vin# was stamped on the block on "K" cars, it would be lacking the "numbers matching" title if you were trying to go concourse. Just my .02

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A few things but always questions first

1. Would this be a car you would keep or one you would turn?

2. If you bought it do you have the $$'s, experiance, room and tools to fix it?

In very general terms (and please be aware that I never knowingly purchase a car that has or has ever had what most of you describe as rust) what you describe is worth just about the $3500. IMHO it would be worth more depending on what parts are there and what original color the car was. Other little details like DSO could influnce the value also in some rare cases.

Please be aware that a car as you describe will require $15,000-$25,000 to turn into a very nice cars. And in my opinion there are now reasons to rebuild such a car, considering the car and the amount of work, not to make it a very nice car.

Hope this helps. I realiize that what you found seems like such an opportunity but from experiance (owned approx 60-70 of these things) you need to look at the facts and then the dreams

Good luck


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YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT! ILL JUST TRY TO GET THIS PROSTREET DONE! THANKS FOR THE ADVISE!
 
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