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Old 07-05-2020, 08:19 PM   #1
KennyWasTaken
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Advice on starting first restoration

Hi everyone,
Looking for some advice on starting my first restoration project. Definitely want to start with a muscle car of the 60's (67' Mustang, 69' Camaro, 70' Chevelle- the usual basically) but not sure whether to go for a somewhat original restoration with original engine/transmission, etc. or to go for a restomod approach with a newer more modern engine and just newer parts in general.
I am in Australia so finding cars and parts is a little harder so would it be easier to just import a car and parts from the US?
Are the newer crate engines easy to work on and would it be worth then to get newer suspension components?
And lastly, are manual swaps easy to take on as there are a lot of Mustang's for sale but they all have 3-speed auto's and frankly a manual is a must for me...
Also as a side note, I'm an 18-year-old uni student so this isn't a project that I'm going to get done in a couple of months as some people can, I'm in it for the long haul and want this to be a crowning jewel of sorts, so I don't want to rush it or take the cheapest options.
Cheers for the advice in advance!
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