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73429mach

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Yes, very nice but $43,000 is a little steep.

 

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43 K  and they can't spend  4 dollars on four rubber door bumpers

They painted the door strikers THEN adjusted the passenger door

 

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43k and they painted the hood wrong, come on. Theses guys are really dreaming.
It's not 'wrong', it's CUSTOM and it's those 'custom' touches that makes it worth $43K.
+1.  It's a custom pro touring setup.  Fuel injected 347 stoker with a built aod transmission all polished with ac.  If it was a 69 or 70 with the same specs and custom paint they would want 100k for it. For what it is its not too far off.  I was thinking more around 38k or so.

 
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Even if there are here and there details to be noticed that could be done otherwise, I'm kinda glad to start see restored/clean 7173 in these price classes.

I mean, how can you let restore/mod a car by a shop for the average 20-25k we see our cars these days?

 

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Wow - pretty car.

I'm struggling with the idea that it's worth $43K, though.  Using the logic of, "it's a restomod, custom pro-touring set-up with a bunch of nice goodies," mine should now be worth somewhere in the $50K+ range then.  

Why would I say something like that?  Well, the underside of mine is a LOT nicer, it's an actual Mach 1 with Ram Air rather than a hardtop, and there's a trade-off between various things found on both cars.  For instance, we both have the same retrosound stereo w/sub (his is a single Kicker, mine has dual MTXs), both have AODs and warmed up engines (mine's a numbers-matching bored/balanced/blueprinted 351C, whereas his is a stroked 302 - both have aftermarket throttle-body fuel injection).  Both cars have Classic Auto Air HVAC.  My interior is repop Deluxe with ACC cut-pile carpet, his is a hodge-podge of repop deluxe and standard (still - nicely done).  He's got 17" aftermarket wheels & tires, where mine are 15".  I also added subframe connectors, traction bars, rear sway bar, electric fuel pump, intermittent wipers, modern 3-point seat belts, trunk carpet, power windows, power locks, louvers and a back-up camera, but he's got spoilers and stripes.

Like I said: it's a solid, pretty car... but if it's indeed worth $43K as it sits (with a hole in the center console where a clock should be and everything), then I am severely undervaluing mine.

On a side note, is that actually a GM 12-bolt under there?  It sure looks like the same rear pumpkin I had in my '78 K5 Blazer.  At the very least, it's a Dana 44.  WTF?!

 

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Looks like a Dana 44 to me.
Yeah - now that I think about it, the 12-bolt's a little more rounded, overall.  In my mind, I smashed up the 12-bolts with the 14-bolt's more angular shape (like a Dana 44).

But still, what's a Dana 44 doing under there?  Seems like a downgrade from a 9-inch, to me (and maybe someone got a little lazy and found a D44 already loaded up with disc brakes, rather than convert the 9-inch).   :whistling:

 
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They claim it's a Dana 60, which would be correct for 10 bolts, 9.75" ring gear, some versions had 35 spline axles. Ford used the semi-floater versions on heavy duty F100s in the 60s.

 

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Makes more sense, now that you mention it - good eye. :thankyouyellow:

I suppose I should maybe read the write-up next time, rather than just look at all the pretty pictures.   :whistling:  :shootself:

However, I'm thinking that even a 347 stoker would have a hard time wrecking a 9-inch... especially, behind an AOD (the AOD being the weak link in the deal, IMHO).   :-/

Dana 60 seems a little bit like overkill - but hey, it's a restomod after all.  ::thumb::

 

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You want a quality build, you pay... other then the rear spoiler and the honk'in exhaust hanging out the back, I like the car. Try and build one from ground up and see how much it costs. $85K? I would have been happy with this bill...

 
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