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Hot Rods POLL! Would you tade this for this?....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod28AR, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Keep the Mustang

    28 vote(s)
  2. Trade for the 409

    215 vote(s)
  1. So I could essentially do this swap even up, what do you guys think... My car is a '65 Mustang fastback, original red on black with a 289 auto, 3 deuces, Radir wheels. Nice car overall. The trade would happen for a 1962 Impala 409. Original 409 car, raced back in the 60s new, but has a '63 409/4spd in it. Blue on blue interior, steel wheels. About the same condition as the stang, little worse paint but with character. What do you guys think? I dont have a pic of the Impala but you know what they look like. Here's the Mustang...

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  2. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,957

    gas pumper

    What do YOU want to do?

  3. Take the 409 and run.
  4. FNG
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 422

    from New Jersey
    1. HAMB Relays

    Give the Mustang to the wife and but the 409. Unless the mustang has typical rotted out floors then swap it

  5. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,551


    I think the 62 would round off your collection nicely , IMHO stangs are like bottoms .....
  6. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,478


    I'd like too see some pics of The Impala before saying yes for sure. Thats a nice looking Mustang (I HATE Mustangs unless they are Fastbacks) but '65's are a dime a dozen. If it were a '67 I'd say no way.
  7. VenomousType
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 299

    from Atlanta GA

  8. C-1-PW
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 357


    Giddy up giddy up 409.
  9. Cataldo
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 76


    There is no other way to say it.
  10. No offense but this is a dumbass question............take the 409 and RUN!
  11. Even without seeing the 409,I still think it would be a great trade.
  12. 409 4-speed Chevy. Mustang. I'd do the 409 in a heartbeat, assuming it's in a similar condition and completeness.

    What do YOU want to do???
  13. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 659

    from Washougal

    No offense but i hate mustangs, worst cars ever, they are falcons with different sheetmetal. take the 62 Impala! thats one of my dream cars
  14. voodoohotrods
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 12


    i'd take a 409 over a mustang any day.
  15. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,856


    Besided the goofy rocker covers what's the big deal with the 409?
  16. Nitrofan
    Joined: Dec 26, 2006
    Posts: 57

    from Kentucky

    I would agree, I would get 409.
  17. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    I like the mustang.
  18. VoodooBlade
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 43


    I say Impala but I Kinda like Impalas :)
  19. Do it quick before the guy with the 409 car comes down from the drug high -
  20. Mustangs are easier to find....
  21. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,129


    trade it before he changes his mind
  22. Al Napier
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 400

    Al Napier
    from Central CT

    If that's you in the Mustang picture, well you look like a 409 guy to me..........

    Al in CT
  23. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,015

    from Atl Ga

    You haven't given him the keys yet?
    The Mustang is nice, there's not doubt. But it's still a Mustang. They made a million of them. Literally. Look up the production numbers. It IS a nice car, don't get me wrong.

    But when is the last time you saw a real 409 4-speed '62 Impala? Especially one with some drag history? Even without the drag history, I'd make the trade in a second.

    And not just because I like '62 Impalas and 409s. It's a much more interesting car, one you don't see often, one that's comfortable to drive, one that will be noticed everywhere, and one that 65-year-old secretaries can't say "I had one just like that."

  24. Greasy71
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 132

    from SoCal

    I am a Ford guy, and even I say take the 409
  25. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


  26. Flynn's_57
    Joined: May 10, 2002
    Posts: 941

    from Nor*Cal

    I don't like mustangs. But, fastback mustangs are a bit different, you don't see those quite as often, though I swear I see MORE 60's mustangs the older I get.

    That being said, I'll add this: unless there is some serious emotional attachment to the 'stang, like, your pops gave it to you before you died or something, just monetarily speaking, you'd be better off in the re-sale dept. with the 62 I'd say. And, you know, it is cooler. :)

    Trade, before it's too late!
  27. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,980

    tommy v

    i love my 62 409 4 sp car ,i 'd do it before the other guy changes his mind
  28. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Go threw the gears in one, then ask yourself why you asked that.

    62 is best year
    I drove a 409hp 62 belair one time, all I can say is holy shit! that was fun.
    back tires didnt have a chance
  29. James427
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,740


    you have to do a little more homework to KNOW if it is a good deal one way or the other dollar wise. What type of 4spd? What is the engine suffix? If it is a QB 409/409 block then that makes it an easy choice. It if is an old truck block like the one I just bought then the Mustang may be worth a lot more. Is your 3X2 set up an original Ford unit or aftermarket? How solid are both bodies? All of these questions add or subtract value.

    But if it is an emotional choice, and you are bored with the Mustang, then trade!
  30. boxstr
    Joined: Aug 15, 2006
    Posts: 127


    I had a 65 Ford Mustang Fastback. One car I wish I had back. That being said, the one Chev Impala I would like to have is a 62, 409 or otherwise.
    I don't think you can go wrong whatever you decide.

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