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How much do you plan to spend in the next 12 months?

  • Minimal

    Votes: 2 3.5%
  • $100-500

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • $500-1000

    Votes: 12 21.1%
  • $1000-2000

    Votes: 16 28.1%
  • $2000-5000

    Votes: 19 33.3%
  • $5000 and up.

    Votes: 7 12.3%

  • Total voters
    57
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How much do you plan to spend on replacement parts, upgrades and modifications this year?

Include everything, tires, stereo's, NOS, custom wheels, new carpet, floor mats, exhaust ... you name it.

(VOTE ABOVE, guests can vote too....)
 

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I voted the 2-5k range Lots I wanna do but It's a long term project
 

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I'm all spent out... need to save up some money before I can buy the stuff I want. But, in the next 12 months I wouldn't be surprised it I came way over 5.000$ again.
 

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I voted $500-1000 since I am almost done. I just have some minor things to do before I start to create new projects.
 

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Red70Vette said:
I voted $500-1000 since I am almost done. I just have some minor things to do before I start to create new projects.
Did you ever notice that "almost done" is a constant state?
 

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I've done all the mods I can afford to do this year. Near $2,500 US. I need to repaint but I'm holding off for a couple more years but it's going to cost $3,000 to $5,000 US when that happens. This winter it's $500-$1,500 in door panels and seat covers.
 

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About $20,000 plus!

I have a long way to go before my 78 Vette sees the street. I am down to the bare frame and starting to build back up. I have a gen V 454 to build basically from scratch. Still looking for a manual overdrive trans, preferably a six speed. Body is in good shape, but I am replacing just about everything on it but the exterior where I will be doing a few mods to it. Right now my schedule is so heavy that I am doing good to spend a couple hours a week on it. The best part is the stock market is treating us well this year so onward and upward!

Check out what I am doing with the Vette: http://home.earthlink.net/~bigdogvettes/index.html

Bill
 

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I dont want to know.. I spent 750 last weekend on stuff I didnt 'need' for the car.. but I wanted to have a bullet proof bottom end

I'm expecting over 5 grand before I park it again in November
 

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i said between 1000-2000 ,but realistically speaking i know more then that.
 

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I hope to spend ($0) this year other than gas, oil, and insurance.

It took me right under two years to build Killer. I did that while building several other cars for "customers" and friends to help pay the bills.

I did 98% of the work myself, and yet...topped $40K in parts and material cost to build the car.

I came up with a creative method to finance the build. I used a platnum credit card. I set a specific spending amount I felt comfortable putting on the card, then held there until I could pay that off, before charging more. In the meantime, I am using the money I am earning off of other project cars to pay that debt down when I had reached my limit, burning the candle at both ends, and not getting much sleep.

I had set a finish date goal of August 02. So, all of my efforts went to getting it substantially done by that date. Substantially meaning all onboard installed systems working although I had plans to upgrade (new posi, six speed trans...etc).

We went through over $30,000 on that one credit card in one year, and thankfully paid it off by Aug 02.

This is an EXPENSIVE way to spend your "free time", but well worth it in the smiles, waves, and :partyon: you get from complete strangers while cruising around town.
 

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goes in for paint end of Feb + instal of new roof for total of $4200 cdn + Wally Knoch door panels and dashtop will put me near near $5k cdn.
 

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69MyWay said:
...I did 98% of the work myself, and yet...topped $40K in parts and material cost to build the car...
OUCH! It appears to have been worth it, though. :cheers:
 

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I hope to hold the spending to a minimum this year. Steady employment has been hard to come by in the Motor City the last couple years. I started a vette savings acct when I purchased the car, and that disapated rather quickly. I shopped hard and saved some $$ with group part purchases. I'm now well stocked with parts for the completion of the rear suspension and drivetrain rebuild/upgrade. It always turns into the dominos/Murphy's law syndrome when working on a 30 yr old car! I'm always saying "Well, while I'm in here, might as well do this and that!"
Good example is I'm now going to pursue some half/drive shaft loops to insure minimal damage while testing the 'brute force' U-joints! :D
After that, it'll be a new carb and some tires. It's time for me to start selling off excess stuff around here on Ebay.
When all is said and done, I shouldn't have much more than the value of the car invested! :thumbsup:
 

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69MyWay said:
This is an EXPENSIVE way to spend your "free time", but well worth it in the smiles, waves, and :partyon: you get from complete strangers while cruising around town.
Agreed but, you have one of the HOTTEST Vettes ever!!! I'm sure it has to be really cool seeing everyone's reactions to your C3. Hell, I love it when the kids in my old neighborhood would drool about my stock '93. If you showed up, they would forget all about me. :laughing:

Sounds like a true labor of love!!! :thumbsup:
 
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