Good first project ?

Asked by Mar 28, 2016 at 05:10 PM about the 1968 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I am looking for my first project. I have found a
1968 mustang base for $2000 but I am concerned
it may too large of a project for me. The Mustang
needs new floor supports, floor pans, and torque
boxes but the rest of the frame is solid. I would
most likely have to pretty much rebuild the engine
because it has not ran in 15 years though it was
well taken care of and stored properly.  The body
needs minimal work. There are no rust holes or
major dents it mostly just needs a good sanding to
remove spots of surface rust. The interior is rough
but usable so it's not an immediate concern of
mine.  I do have basic welding skills and a
reasonable amount of knowledge about cars not to
mention a few family members who have rebuilt
cars in the past that I can turn to if something is
too difficult.  If someone with more experience
than me could let me know if this sounds
reasonable for a first project or if I will be over my
head that would be great

6 Answers

261,765

http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/four-reasons-not-restore- vintage-car-you-might-be-better-buying-car-someone-else

261,765

I posted the article as a gut check, but It's really up to you if you want to work on it. A mustang is always a good project. Expect to put lots of money and time into it, but don't expect to recoup any of the money you put into it. I'm slowly updating my '87 with new parts, to keep it on the road, but keeping things simple and affordable.

Thanks for the response. I'll definitely take it into consideration.

75,545

You would get a lot more satisfaction out of working on that Mustang rather that that Pontiac Ferraro or what ever that piece of crap you were asking about. On the Mustang you can go nuts and spend all kinds of money on it or you can just work on it to get it road worthy, and always up-grade it threw the years. I think with the help of your family members who have done this before, you could get threw this project. Also, these cars only go up in value.

Best Answer Mark helpful

I've decided I'm going to go for the Mustang. I'm only 18 so I've got plenty of time to get it fixed up, and then I will hopefully have something I can hang onto and enjoy for a long time.

75,545

Wise choice.

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