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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 06:28:08 am »
That is a serious project!
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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 06:57:44 am »
a lot more opportunity to salvage this car over the one pulled from the bottom of the Bermuda triangle last month. Shock towers front frame rails, firewall, rad support all look good

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 07:59:36 am »
and its rust free .   Its easier & cheaper to restore a 70 over a 69 as much less unique parts.

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 02:48:27 pm »
My worthless two cents--
I would leave it as a race car. Quite possibly has some good race history? No need to restore another boring correct car..just me.
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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2015, 03:01:00 pm »
Spoken like a true hot rodder. I agree crossboss.
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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 04:52:55 pm »
Might be my fast path to B9 again ;-)

Would have to put the brakes back on the front I think!

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 05:52:46 pm »
Its a long road back to original... id be inclined also to restore it back to its history. my first thought is not exactly a bargain at $75k but... B9 projects are pretty few and far between these days!

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 06:28:12 pm »
and its rust free .   Its easier & cheaper to restore a 70 over a 69 as much less unique parts.

Hi Guys,
my first post after looking at this site for months
As my user name states I want a Z code so Ed,can you help with some details as to why a 70 vs a 69 would be easier to restore
Thanks

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 08:11:34 pm »
and its rust free .   Its easier & cheaper to restore a 70 over a 69 as much less unique parts.

Hi Guys,
my first post after looking at this site for months
As my user name states I want a Z code so Ed,can you help with some details as to why a 70 vs a 69 would be easier to restore
Thanks

Fewer unique parts means cheaper to restore.
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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 08:53:31 pm »
Thanks FIJI99.
I get that that just looking for some specific parts to look for.
I am looking at several 70 and 69 Boss 429's listed for sale on the internet and appreciate any input that leads me to real cars with a minmnum of aftermarket parts

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 11:51:42 pm »
for one thing 70 mustang original parts are not as in demand as 69 since 69 market competes with the Shelby market & almost 5 times more 69 mustangs than 70 so many more 69s being restored.  But in the b9 world 70s had more regular assembly line parts installed at Dearborn since most of the 70 suspension was same as 70 b2 & no kkx parts on 70 b9. 

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2015, 06:57:32 am »
for one thing 70 mustang original parts are not as in demand as 69 since 69 market competes with the Shelby market & almost 5 times more 69 mustangs than 70 so many more 69s being restored.  But in the b9 world 70s had more regular assembly line parts installed at Dearborn since most of the 70 suspension was same as 70 b2 & no kkx parts on 70 b9.

OK,
I can see I have a lot to learn before making any choices as to year of car I would be interested in.Although the 69 with the side scoops and 4 headlights really sets them off. But aren't the 70's more in demand due to the low number of them made
Just for openers what exactly are the "kkx" parts you refer to

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2015, 08:13:38 am »
kkx id parts are unique 69 boss 429 only installed at kar kraft plant & if missing very hard to find.  generally 69 b9s bring more $ because of difficaulty in restoring them& the price of parts.  even thou there are more 69s than 70s  the 69s being first built had more of them changed into racecars than 70s. so finding a 70 that has been unmolested is easier than finding a unmolested 69 b9 so 70 b9 racecars are a rare find .   I think the early 69 b9s having more unique parts & more history & having a 428 scj drivetrain in them when delivered at KK before being yanked out makes the most valuable.    But there are some 70s that I think are more valuable than some69s depending on 70 color combo GG-GO-CC- with the white interior are very rare & very desirable color combos & then there are the rare 70 pastels color b9s with only 2 pastel/white cars built & both still exist & then there is the RARE 69 b9 silver jade (painted by mistake)only one.

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Re: 70 B9 ex drag car project KK 2543
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2015, 11:13:15 am »
I can't tell by looking at the pictures if it has the original front spindles.  Lol, nevermind, I forgot that 70's didn't have the unique spindles like 69's.
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