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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnalVX View Post
    To be "Overhauled" by Chip Foose...
    Oh, don't get me started on Overhauled/Foose... I would rather BURN my VX to the ground than let Foose Foock it up! I cringe every time they unveil one of their projects. Foose tends to remove some of the most distinctive details from his cars. He would probably remove the fangs, flatten the doors, "tighten up" the lines on the cladding, trim the "horns" off the headlights, and scrap the TOD system. I nearly died when I saw that he had removed the Dagmars from the front bumper of the '57 Chevy they did for SEMA last year. It just looks naked!

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    If I was going to go the custom show car way I think I would go with Dave Kindig at Kindig designs (TV show Bitchin Rides)...
    However my choice would be Xtreme Off Road
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    "Here you go! Been a long week! How do you like your VX now?!?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILNA View Post
    Total cost? Is the customer a member here? How's this holding up a year and a half later?
    i asked them when it was all said and done how much - iirc it was about $35k not including the truck or shipping - said it was going to south africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoPros View Post
    Just doing the e-rod motor, trans, transfer case, adapters, drive shaft, wiring & programming... you are probably in the area of 20-25K. This build is also getting a/c, suspension upgrades, brake upgrades, audio upgrades, lighting upgrades, tires, intake and exhaust, and more... should be around 35K when he is done. But until all of our numbers are in, this is a guess-timate.

    I will be putting pictures up today as the intake gets completed.
    Here you go. Very few people would invest that much money into $5-9k car...
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    I have learned that "value" is COMPLETELY subjective... What may be worth something to you might be either priceless or worthless to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnalVX View Post
    I have learned that "value" is COMPLETELY subjective... What may be worth something to you might be either priceless or worthless to others.
    +10

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    Question Great Project...

    Quote Originally Posted by evillecutter View Post
    i asked them when it was all said and done how much - iirc it was about $35k ...
    Finally, the number we all were waiting for. As I digest the future of the VX, these sorts of conversions will save the survivors. I think a lot of VX owners know that, and a few are willing to admit it. For the mechanical equivalent of a "new" VX, the $35k pricetag is not at all alarming. Think about a generic new 2015 Jeep Rubicon at nearly the same number...Which would you rather have? I'll take the GM V8 VX...sooo cool!

    What would be an ideal donor VX for the sequel here?

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    Understand though, that $35K for conversion is NOT a restoration. No rotisserie and frame grind/paint on this bird. The key word here is "conversion". Me personally, I would consider a full resto if I were going this distance anyways. That honestly is a ton of money for a convert, so it is best to plan ahead what you want/expect.

    And give or take a few grand for this convert for things like stereo system, suspension, brakes, etc. that you may not necessarily need that were done in this situation.

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