I read the post below about the NPD catalogue, and reminded me of what I thought about every time I get a new catalogue. Just how much would it cost to build a new old car from the catalogue and could it be done? Seems to me you can get everything to build a vert from scratch or is something missing?
Anyone with lots of time to kill and a calculator to add up the cost of a new 67 vert?? /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
Yeah, too much stuff that isnt repo'd - roofs, trans tunnel, seat frames, the list goes on. If you could get the parts, and it was a 69, I imagine it would probably cost in the boocoo range.. But it would be cool....
Maybe a good business to start up, building new / old Mustangs
I've been dreaming of this for awhile, building a new classic Mustang with basically 0 miles on the odometer. I had always imagined I would buy up old 6 cylinder hulks to use as a base, then strip down and rebuild, using a lot of modern components. That's just my take on it, though.
$25,000 to $35,000 assuming you start with a good unibody and can find all needed parts. I will assure you that all parts are not in NPD's (or anyone's) catalog.
Just try to find air extractors for a '65/'66 fastback in a catalog for example. I can give you many '65/'66 examples, roof, deck lid, etc. For succeeding years the problem grows exponentially...there are a lot less parts than needed for a full assembly. This is the reason everyone starts from the best car they can find or afford. The better the car, the less restoration to afford.
I bought a concours muffler from a major mfgr and it didn't fit my original hangers ,,when I called the company and stated my problem they replied that they made the "concours" muffler fit the repro hangers,,SOOOO my thought is if you buy all repro parts for a car the dang things may fit ,,Is that ironic? or just plain stupid