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How much to build a car from scratch ??

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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
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A lot of it would depend on how much work you do yourself. Every article I read about doing a car, that is one of the central issues.
well you couldnt reall build the hulk from scratch.. the shell... and theres still stuff you cant buy new (like rear seat frames, etc). So you gotta factor that in too
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....
No labour, just the parts. Most of us here have the talents and help to do a good part of the work ourselves, or so I think /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

Everytime I look throught the catalogues, and look at how much work it will be to repair and fix my car, it seems to me I could build one from scratch from the catalogue a lot faster.

Maybe a good business to start up, building new / old Mustangs /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Whizco you looking for more cars to build ?? *G*
I'll be honest, I have often thought of building out a floorpan/framerail starter kit, waiting for that rusty FB to drop in my lap.
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.

Now, if I could just win the lottery...
$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.
hehe! I got enough on my platter right now thank you! Can't say the thought never crossed my mind, but knowing how most of the reproduction parts fit, I think it would be nothing but a nitemare!
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
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