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Okay, how many of you really are planning on building one. I know many of us would like one, think its a cool idea, etc. etc., but how many of you are really thinking about doing it?

I have been kicking around the idea, but I am knee deep in my 32 project, and to be honest I would have to sell something to make the room and get together the scratch if I want to do it soon.

I have had my 50 merc for so long that I am bored with it, but I would be a fool to sell it...its just too nice a car. The 32 is not done yet, and like the merc I do not think I could part with it...real steel coupes is hard to find these days. The Bullitt ain't going no place, that would defeat the point of building a clone for me. I guess I will have to just wait a bit.

Now, those of you goofy enuff to be like me and are really planning on building one, does it need to be a real exact clone with the 390 etc., or is it a car in the spirit of it that you want? Me, I want a car that look like it on the outside and inside, but under the hood I am thinking crate roller 302 with a 5 speed and suspension goodies all around with 4 discs. In fact, I want good air and all the comforts on this one.

Besides the $$$ problems, has anyone noticed the lack of 68 fastbacks around...I can find cars with no motors and good metal for the years 65-67 (and 69's), and I aint even looking hard (Im hardly looking to be honest), and yet the only 68's I see for sale are Cobra's. Where the heck are all of them? I do not want to pay 6 to 10 grand for a car I am going to tear apart. I will probably have to do a color change and will pull the body of the frame, and I aint gonna spend a ton on the car to do that. I have a steel 32 and I got it in barn yard condition with a ton of extra's that I made money on for 10 (chasis, nos grill's, dego axel, etc.), so I have a hard time seeing a project stang bring that kind of money. Maybe I am out of touch with the stang market?

Anyhow, I am also wondering if 20 other guys on here have the same plans as I do, that might end it for me if everyone is gonna do one...Im goofy that way. What is funny is I have a bud that says if I build one he is gonna do the Charger...I thought he was kidding but now he keeps showing me ads for them....and I thought I was a goof.

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I hear ya!

The only '68s I find are on eBay and most of those guys are on some serious drugs, asking for $16,000 minimum bid for a GT390 auto.

I'd say if you want to build a clone, doing what you described would actually be quite trick. Modern brakes, suspension, etc. along with the Highland Green and black interior would be just dandy by me.

Would I build one or restore one? No. Only because I have to much wood in the fire as it is, but you do have a great idea, Merc.

Later,

Bob
 

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I did it the other way around.

I built the clone first, and then waited for Ford to build a modern-day version of it. :smile:

Scott D.

 

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I must admit I have been oneupped by Scott D. just joined this forum to throw in a little bit on this subject.

i've got a '67 Mustang that's my "Bullitt" (just check the plate on my website). since it's a '67 it'll never be correct in the sense of the movie car, but it's very much in the spirit of the movie car. pretty much no badges, low, mean, and of course with Vintage 45s. =) don't want to run with a big heavy FE, so i originally went the 302 route... but a 351 is awaiting a stroker crank to 393 so the engine cubes will at least be about right :wink:

paint is coming! probably next year some time. nice cars all you guys.
 

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Welcome, Jefrezicus! You havent been one-upped...mine is a '67, too.

Glad ya'll like the car. :smile:

Getting back on subject, I was thinking I *might* find a '68 and build a much more accurate clone.

I have a sneaky feeling that'll never happen. There aren't many unrestored fastbacks (or convertibles, for that matter) around anymore!

There were several vintage Mustang dealers here in Georgia (my dad was one of them) and they scrapped hundreds of rebuildable Mustangs back in the late 70's-early 80's. :sad: Not much left around here!

Scott D.


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