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Asked by Jan 12, 2014 at 03:53 PM about the 1976 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: General

my mustage has been sittin @ my parents house for nearly 20 years,i'm ready two restore it only got$4000 right now to put into it,but the shop is located in Minnesota,and i live in Michigan,haulin the car is going 2 eat into the 4000's,so do anyone think its a good ideal to buy a lot of my own parts 2 save on $ and where do u suggest i get most of my parts from,i'm tryin 2 keep it as original without 2 many changes,i do wont a dress up kit 4 the motor and brake and i do wont bigger tire that on the car 13,my plan was trying 2 go my car in mid April,but i could be buying some of my own parts 2 save on $,because most shop raises the prices on parts if they get them,i'm not going 2 sell i'm keeping it but i dont no where2 start,and it also depends on the matching of my number if i would continue 2 invest more than 4000 into it,can someone email me with some suggesting thank.eriksistrunk@yahoo.com

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Sitting for 20 Years? How far do you want to take the restoration? What does it need? If the body and paint and interior are good and just mechanical , maybe 4K to get it running again? But IMO, 4K is nowhere near enough to restore it. You'll be over that in no time to get it back to original factor OEM looking and running. Plus the '76 Mustang not a real Mustang in the community. You'll be restoring it for yourself. Book value is $425 in it's current state and once you fix it up to near showroom condition, it will be worth $4K. So you might want to reconsider unless you really love it.

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