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Old 10-18-2007, 03:33 PM
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biscayne help

im fixing to buy a 1967 chevy biscayne, if anyone can help with some of the pro's and con's i would appreciate it. the biscayne im getting is goin to be full restoration, so before i go put all my money on this car i would like to kno some of the goods and bads about it, my greatgrandfather would be my mentor on this but he passed away some odd years ago so im doing this in his honor and memory so any help is appreciated...........

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Old 10-18-2007, 04:15 PM
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Can you be specific about what you want to know? It would help.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:26 PM
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yea no problem, juss stuff like, wat the car could be worth after i do the full resto, and was this at anytime a popular model, did the buyers of this car in 67 have too many mechanical problems and such oddities, would the car be worth doing a full resto really, i kno me being only 15 i dont need a 30 k + car im just looking for a descent car to get me in the steps of car shows and such. if u could possibly name a few models and years that would be ok for a begginner i would appreciate that also

thanx, devan


p.s i have relatives in kentucky who buy old cars for spare parts so if anyone is looking for a car i would be glad to pass the word to him so he can be on the look out you can contact me at mills_devan@yahoo.com
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:53 PM
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Hi Devon....The Biscayne was a body style....much cheaper car than the Impala...but it was mechanically about the same the main differances was body trim, tail lights and interior. It would be hard to place a value on it without seeing it after it is restored and seeing what kind of job was done etc. But it is a great candidate to restore and show, thats for sure. So if I had it...yes I would restore it. By the way...there is a Classified Ad section on this site to advertise to sell parts....advertising is not allowed on the boards. So if you are looking for parts , place a Wanted ad in the Classifieds and if you have some to sell then place a for sale ad. Good luck with your project.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:59 PM
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biscayne help

hey henry, thanks for the tips, and yea when i was posting that "advertising"ad i couldnt decide if was a sales ad, but thanks for letting me kno and as for what the car would look like on my first resto i was going to try and restore the car back to stock as it came off the show room floor, but thaks for taking the time to reply
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:52 PM
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About the only things different between a Biscayne and the Impala are the taillights, interior, and some exterior chrome.

Make sure the frame is solid. Frame rot was common for those 60's years.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:57 PM
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ok im new to the hot rodding world im probably gonna sound like and idiot but could u please explain "frame rot" because im juss now getting into the car resto hobby thanx

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Hi Devon,
Frame Rot, that would be the frame of the
car rusting away.
My Dad had one of these, it was a six cylinder
w/three on the tree, it was a good car, ran well,
didn't use much gas, & the passenger compartment was
huge, (compared to what I was driving) a great date car.
Good luck with your project, & don't forget to
post pictures.
Take care,
rich
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:46 AM
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IMO, if you are going to sink a lot of money into it, I would clone one of the big block Biscayne's. 427-4 speed, 12 bolt, dog dish hubcaps, grand ma looking car on the outside, kick arse inside.
Even as a clone it should be worth a lot more.
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:25 PM
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My opinion - No matter what car you will build it will NOT be worth more money than what you put into it. Flipping cars is not like flipping houses unless you are able to purchase a very highly desirable model for very little money. They are out there but few and far between.

If you are looking to build a car find a model that you really like. Build it to suit your wants. Enjoy it!! When you tire of it you will have at least had the rewarding experience of building it and fun of driving it. If you make some money on it - great, if you lose some - so what.

I like 1ownerT's idea of building your Biscayne with a big block. Perhaps some disc brakes up front to help you stop better and an overdrive transmission for better gas mileage when going to those runs and cruises.
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:44 PM
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biscayne help

hey guys, thank you for taking the time to reply and give me some tips, and what to look out for and everything... i kno on a minimum wage job this car is gonna take awhile the earliest im judging to getting some pictures and info in my project journal is bout mid summer or winter of next year so it may be some time but im definately gonna get some on here... i still have some shopping to do i have to get a digital camera, and a few more tools...etc, but i just wanted to thank everyone who replied for taking the time

DEVAN
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:52 PM
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Good for you!!

Take your time and you will be very happy with the results. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:23 PM
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yea i plan on taking my time, im a welding student at the local tech skool, and im top of my class...automotive was an option but i was only doing this for a hobby and weekend car shows...etc, so my automotive knowledge is ok but i was gonna let a couple of my buddies who take auto class to come over if they wanted to they could help if they like, but im not gonna ask because this is my car and knowin my friends they'll want to call it part theirs if they help, so im gonna leave it at "they could help if they like" may seem unfair but if i invest all my money their not gettin the credit
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The frame rot I mentioned will probably be evident on the frame under the doors and also in the frame area that goes over the differential in the rear.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:41 PM
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ok thanks, cause i wasnt for sure as to what you meant, but i get ya now, and when i go look at this car those will be two areas ill check on the car before i buy. if those areas you mentioned have frame rot would the car be worth buying or would i be buying a mess, and was it you or someone else who mentioned cloning a big block biscayne with a 427, 4-speed, and 12-bolt, cause i was wondering could you still buy a crate 427 from GM


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