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Im just wondering what the most expensive thing that everyone has bought for their cars (besides the car itself) You know what i mean, the thing you save up for months just to get done. I know for me it was the parts/ labor for the floors. Just curious on what you guys you have to say!

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Gotta be the motor!! On my 351W, I've already spent $1100. I bought forged pistons, Arp studs(cause the machine shop had to line hone), and got all the machining done. Way more to go!! Can't wait to dish out the cash!! hehehe.

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Single most expensive part....aluminum heads....a little over 1100.00 with shipping back in '95...
Close second was 8" torque converter at 800.00 back in the early 80's...
Nowadays, paint would likely take the cake...I painted my car myself back in the days when you could..*G*

Pony's ain't cheap...

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Haven't done it yet, but the next paint job, I want to do it right. I've been asking around at the shows and have been hearing some very HIGH numbers with way to many zeros on the ends. But you gotta have a good paint job, so I figure someday...

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1969 Sportsroof (which is For Sale, by the way)
2000 Explorer XLT (daily driver)
2002 Explorer XLT (wife's)
 
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rust repair (both door bottoms, both drip rails, both lower corners of rear window frame, partial paint of those areas
1500.00 but a terrific job it turned out to be
 
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For me the most expensive thing has been the tools. When I started I had a few screw drivers. I had to buy everything... air compressor, MIG Welder, drills, sanders, grinders, wrenches... and there is more I want!

Hmm... let me rethink it, maybe the most expensive thing has been the loss of my pride... for having to beg the SWMBO everytime I want a new toy. :)

1967 coupe with vinyl top. 351W engine with C-4. Work in progress.
 
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Engine & beer, for the many late nights.

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Rusty

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Hit a cinder block a few years ago and sliced open the gas tank on my 87 Porsche 911. The new tank alone was $3300. The car was up for sale within a week.

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So far it's been the engine (pic below) I think the paint will be more then the engine...

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Yep! We spend a lot on BEER! Probably more than the paint if
you count up every 12er! Pizza too!!

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[color:blue]Paint</font color=blue>, had BC/CC put on the Shelby, was expensive but worth it.

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Just the paint materials alone! Wow!!

My Spouse person does not know the full extent of it. We are not even talking about my labor. I sure got what I paid for!

Gene J

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Would have to be that killer stereo system. Around $950 for a kenwood head unit, four 5.25 kenwood 3-ways, 2 pioneer 6x9s, New kick panels for speakers, 2 10 inch PPI subs, 600 watt 4 channel amp, sub box, and wiring.

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The lawyer to protect my Mustang from my ex-wife in our divorce.

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