still working on 1963 thunderbird owned it 14 months but sold a lemon

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Asked by Jul 29, 2014 at 09:48 AM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

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Last year I bought a 1963 thunderbird imported from the USA
since tben ive been on this site most weeks and had good help from
many readers,
the car failed all the british tests ive spent $7200 just getting it safe,
so for all those responding to what seems simple questions thanks
again
$3800to re weld every panel underneath
$1800 over 3 visits to an auto electrician ( found 22 masking tape
joints)
$670 bearings tie rod ends link bar ball joints (remember I pay 29%
import tax and usually $60-$80 postage.
so when you see my basic enquiries please bear with me
im hoping the seller sees these reauests
neil UK England London

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It has been my experience that any classic car like what you have can take around 10 thousand American dollars to get them up to safety standards, electrical working, body repairs and paint plus interior work. But in the end some how it all seems worth it, just to go crusing down the highway in big heavy hunk of American iron. So don't get discouraged, sometimes a project can take more time than we think it should. Car Gurus are just car people that are here to help as best we can, so ask away. Good Luck on your T Bird.

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Thanks tennisshoes im nearly yhere just two or three more gsrzge visits and maybe all will be fine tha ks for your support neil

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