I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this thread as I have already done a restoration thread on my 'Cuda. What I wanted to share with you folks is how we end up investing so much money into our cars. There are several of you out there that think A bodies aren't worth very much in our market today. That's probably the case as our A bodies were never meant to bring high dollars even when new. This thread is for you guys and gals thinking about doing a restoration on your ride and have no idea what you might be in for. I realize you can stop at anytime you want on your project but for the purpose of this thread, lets not do that. Lets give this project everything it needs from start to finish...within reason of course. Lets get started...where's the calculator:sad7: The initial investment and the type of car you start with if very important. My initial investment was $2500.00. That sounded very reasonable to me back in 2006 for a '67 'Cuda fastback. At that time I didn't realize the differences between the slant 6 and the V8 drive train. My plan was to build a V8 car when I bought it. Found out it wasn't wise to use small drum brakes, small 7-1/4 rear end, small diameter torsion bars, anyway you get the idea. New disc brakes and spindles with large ball joints and upper control arms added $1130.00. Used 340 torsion bars were $40.00 and a used 8-3/4 rear end was another $300.00. The cost of new Moser axles and preparing the "C" body 8-3/4 was another $606.00. Add in another $336.00 for a new ring and pinion and bearing set. Now tack on another $100.00 for the gear set up. Starting to add up and we haven't even started yet. I'm not trying to scare you, just telling you the facts from my experience. We will also need some wheels and tires. $50.00 for used steel 15" x 7" wheels $290.00 to powder coat the wheels. Red line tires were another $985.16 Engine and tranny redo plus labor and the install was $8830.00. MSD stuff was $554.00 Paint and body work added another $9000.00 The following is a list of stuff I had to buy for the 'Cuda because a lot of this stuff was gone or in bad shape. Bear with me... Radiator $384, fuel tank strap $37, front brake line kit $58, fan shroud $192(junk re pop), fuel sending unit $159, spring shackle pkg. $70, leaf springs $200, shift knob $25, flip fuel cap $120, deluxe screw kit $44, glove box liner $22, roof rail weatherstrip $90, seat belts $100, front fender patch $63, wheel lip molding screws $22, door panel clips $40, seat buns $206, fuel tank $233, fish in a circle(2) $60, Chrysler star emblem $13, ign/door lock kit $35, trunk lock kit $17, gas strap bolt $23, center console $250, steering wheel $100, dog dish caps $71, radio $40 vents and cover $56, wiper knob $12, dash pad $78, bumper end brkts $63, ash tray $37, fold down trunk panel $115, shift linkage $54, tie rod ends/sleeves/brake parts $390, dash bezel/arm rest re chrome $677 fiberglass hood/scoop/hardware $760, window trim clips $47, window gaskets $179, trunk mat $46, side glass weatherstrip $100, TTI exhaust system $685, hose clamp kit $13, carpet $375, front glass $260, rear glass $790 tail light bezels $595, clips and misc screws $25, torsion bar support repair parts $280, quarter panel skin $228, fuel and brake lines $128, tach $200 tach harness $30, remote mirror $277, trunk weather strip $39, fish fender emblems $68, barracuda script $78, right tail light lens $132 p-l-y-m-o-u-t-h emblem $69, fuel tank pad $17, bumpers $760, flex plate $111, seat covers $484, door panels $374, motor mounts $75, redo drive shaft $160, trans brkt $41, emerg brake cable $95, drum brake hardware $45, misc Year One gaskets, decals screws $57, control arm cam/shaft kit $59, poly trans mount $40, door handles $195, window cranks $94, fender splash shields $234, jack instructions $8, misc decals $35, antenna $174, install headliner $150, wheel lip moldings $250, trunk trim $275, damper $100 pinion snubber $69, fan $33, mini starter $160, power coat dash frame twice $300, hoses/clamps $298, back up lights $160 I probably have missed some stuff here but you get the jest of it when you start with a car that needs everything like mine did. I started to use more used stuff but the condition of it wasn't that good. By using mostly new items I have created a car that I am very proud to own and drive. It will never be sold (will be passed on to our daughter Tonya and her husband Chris). Our total investment is north of $38,700 and yes the car would never bring that on the open market but that doesn't really bother me. I hope this sheds some light on the restoration process and gives you some data on what you might have ahead of you if you decide to take the plunge. Good luck to you if you do. Tony You can view my restoration thread here: http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=16153&highlight=my+1967+cuda+restoration . . . . .