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does anybody know how much a full restore is????

hey guys i wanted to buy a project car . what i want to know is how much you guys have spent in restoing your gto's . im planning on buying a car that only has good interior . so i would need everything from fixing rust to painting , new engine , everything but the interior . what price can i be looking at .

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The car you see in my avatar needs everything, starting with new floor and trunk, rockers, core support, fender and quarter repair/replacement and a frame. Compared to all that an interior is the easy part. I had to buy an engine, transmission and rear axle too. I've estimated the replacement sheetmetal at approximately $5,000.00 and a complete interior at around $2,500. That doesn't include any labor. I plan to do most of the work myself except seat upholstery. Final bodywork and paint 6-10k. Bumpers, trim, brakes, wheels, tires, blah, blah, blah, I'll have more in it than I could sell it for in today's market. I wanted a solid body to start with but couldn't turn this one down. If I just took it to a restoration shop and told them what I wanted it to look like when they were done, it would cost 30-40k.

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it pretty much cost ALL of your money hahaha
good luck finding a car that needs everything but the interior- interior is also gonna be 40 years old- and if your gonna do it might as well do it all
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I just did mine myself, no frame off, no not every nut and bolt, I spent just over 10 grand.
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it all depends on what level of a resto u are after
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I would agree with the guys above. I have spent as little as 10 to 15K on a driver and 30 to 45K on a show body off restoration. Either way get your check book out and ready.
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I would agree with the guys above. I have spent as little as 10 to 15K on a driver and 30 to 45K on a show body off restoration. Either way get your check book out and ready.
Checkbook.......

Plastic, man.....

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Some of us old schooler's pay for the plastic with the checkbook.
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and then some of us REALLY old schoolers stash our accumulated black funds in a cigar box so there's no papertrail for the wife to follow. Alas, theres' no papertrail for me to follow either, but I'm certain between the motor, trans rebuild, rear rebuild, gas tank, radiator etc etc etc, I have an easy $25k on top of the ridiculous amount I paid the New Yorker that flipped me this car.

I've never been courageous enough to begin adding up all the reciepts.........
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hey guys i wanted to buy a project car . what i want to know is how much you guys have spent in restoing your gto's . im planning on buying a car that only has good interior . so i would need everything from fixing rust to painting , new engine , everything but the interior . what price can i be looking at .

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nobody can give you a number. not enough info. do you want just a sharp driver for $20k range or do you want a full restoration=big bucks. watch barret jackson sometime. you will see all kinds of cars come through with 60k in restoration costs bringing 30-40k.
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