Author Topic: Restoring Cars From The Ground Up Takes Many Hours, Just As It Does With Boats  (Read 1398 times)

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Offline David CVX-16

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Not my car, but the pictures alone remind you of the hundreds of hours to disassemble a car, clean the parts, and put them back together again.
David
87' CVX-16, 85' 115 HP Johnson, 58.8 MPH GPS w/ 23" SRX Prop

Offline Hyperacme

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What make / brand is that ?  Mercury ?

Offline David CVX-16

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1959 Dodge Coronet

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87' CVX-16, 85' 115 HP Johnson, 58.8 MPH GPS w/ 23" SRX Prop

Offline Glastronjohn18

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Beautiful Dodge.  I  know what you mean. Been there, done that.















John
'80 CVX 18 - Survivor Class
'78 CVX 18
'76 V 225 -   Bal Harbor
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Offline David CVX-16

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Gregg, a Mercury restoration would look like this:

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87' CVX-16, 85' 115 HP Johnson, 58.8 MPH GPS w/ 23" SRX Prop

Offline David CVX-16

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Glastronjohn, that GT 350 Mustang was worth saving. What would be your estimate of the hours and dollars spent on the restoration?
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87' CVX-16, 85' 115 HP Johnson, 58.8 MPH GPS w/ 23" SRX Prop

Offline Hyperacme

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OLD Mustang fastback are cool even the non Shelby versions

Offline Glastronjohn18

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Dave, the resto was done over a period of 3 years. I was driving over the road than so I didn't have a lot of time home. I had the body work done by Chuck Gross who worked at a local Ford dealer when these cars were new. He had a good contact for parts so all body parts were NOS Ford except for the trunk lid which was salvaged from a '65 'stang. I took an evening class for  "engine machine shop" to prep the 289 and a friend and I assembled it in his garage. The rest of the mechanicals and detail I did myself. Never did figure the time it took but the receipts totaled $11,000 in '79 dollars. That didn't include the $800 I paid for it in "75. 

P.S. Very nice '56 Turnpike Cruiser. That was the show car powered by a 312 with dual 4 BBLs. The production model was built in '57 and '58. '57s and '58's came with a 368ci and a single 4bbl. '58 also saw an optional 430ci with single 4bbl (360hp) or a 6 pack (400hp)

Gregg, You are right any of the old Mustang Fastbacks are COOL.
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John
'80 CVX 18 - Survivor Class
'78 CVX 18
'76 V 225 -   Bal Harbor
'80 V195XL
'86 CVX 18- And '86 Makes 3

Offline Hyperacme

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LOL .. the front bumper is insane ...  :o

Offline thedeuceman

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Not quite as vintage, but this was a ground up restoration done in 1984Ish






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Offline ford-bldr

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YEP!

Been there done that too!

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  Boats are really my true passion ever since I can remember...
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

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Offline melinprov

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Yep