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#1
Maybe a nice project for someone. http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/4878584119.html

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#2
Project with a capital "P" !!

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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#3
$5k is way high
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#4
waterlife;214747 Wrote:$5k is way high

He must have accidently hit an extra 0. Rolleyes
It is a nice body by the look of it. Maybe $1,500 'ish? That's my guess.
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#5
Hmmm... if only mine was THAT nice starting out. Shy

Mine was $1600, and pretty much all there, sure... but that was 40-year-old "all there." Meaning, everything was old, worn out, seized up, rusted through, and pretty much unusable without major restoration or replacement... so, it might as well have been an empty shell, like this one.

I don't know that $5K is the right price... maybe a little high - might be just right. But, I do know that $1500 is much too low... $3500 to $4000 I would be more happy with. By the time I had gotten my car to this point, I'd already spent over the asking price in materials alone. Never mind the cost of labor, which was moot because I did it all myself.

Nah - the more I think about it, he's asking a fair price... if it really is that clean.

Eric

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Mister 4x4;214764 Wrote:Hmmm... if only mine was THAT nice starting out. Shy

Mine was $1600, and pretty much all there, sure... but that was 40-year-old "all there." Meaning, everything was old, worn out, seized up, rusted through, and pretty much unusable without major restoration or replacement... so, it might as well have been an empty shell, like this one.

I don't know that $5K is the right price... maybe a little high - might be just right. But, I do know that $1500 is much too low... $3500 to $4000 I would be more happy with. By the time I had gotten my car to this point, I'd already spent over the asking price in materials alone. Never mind the cost of labor, which was moot because I did it all myself.

Nah - the more I think about it, he's asking a fair price... if it really is that clean.

Eric - you know I love you, bro', but I think all of the wizardry you did with yours was a labor of love, and would not be cost efficient (as you stated in your reply). Just a shell of a car for $5K is way high IMHO. Location notwithstanding, it is missing trunk/floor pans ("the price goes up [after I have them installed] ....), etc. I bought my 'vert for $5K, which I think was a good deal, but not a steal. It ran fine but was very underpowered, and all of the sheet metal was in great shape. The original pics are in my garage below.

This shell seems to be not only underpowered, but non-powered. Tongue

As always, just my ~2 cents. Tongue

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#7
I thought it was quiet a bit high too

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#8
Nah, Doc - you're right. That's still probably a tad much. I'll stick with $3500 as a top-end.

I guess I was just thinking about all the materials and what it would take to go forward to the end goal - it ain't gonna be cheap. I mean for instance, seized engine vs. crate engine - I'm not so sure there's that much of a cost advantage to rebuilding a toasted engine (as far gone as mine was) compared to a crate engine. But then again, I made the same argument against a crate engine when I was rebuilding mine. Wink

Also having done it, I also don't see welding in the trunk pan bringing the price up all that much.

Shell of a car vs. having everything, but unusable = you're still buying pretty much everything either way. Having a solid parts car with usable pieces you could transfer over (interior, glass, suspension, etc.) would be huge, though. I'm thinking that having a solid shell to start with is key - I would personally feel better spending a little more on a clean shell, than a turd like mine was (if I had to do it all over again, knowing what I know now, that is).

Appreciate the kind words, as always... and your opinions are worth way more than that. thumb

Eric

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#9
It has potential but it's a little too pricey for me.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
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Mister 4x4;214800 Wrote:Appreciate the kind words, as always... and your opinions are worth way more than that. thumb

Right back atcha, buddy!

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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