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Old 11-26-2012, 08:52 AM
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I think with some of the older cars you take what you can get in terms of body, especially if you get a good price. With this car, even though the TA's are reasonably desirable, they're pretty common and not worth a ton unless they're in absolutely perfect condition.

Starting where you are, there's no chance you'll ever get your money back out of this car if you take it to mint. Maybe you're not concerned about that, I wasn't when I bought mine.

With this car being more common, however, I would start with a little nicer car. Just because you can get a car cheap doesn't mean its a good deal. The car you have there doesn't look like its in terrible shape, but it needs just about everything. Seals are all going to be shot, the interior is going to need to be redone, there is a very good portion of the body that needs serious work even though most of the car looks like its all there.

I think another 1-2 thousand spent on the front end of this project will save you 5-6 thousand on the back and probably a year's time.

Good luck

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Choose another one or shop around...don't fall in love with a car until it's finished. Doing this car is like dating an ugly, mean woman hoping after hope that one day she's going to be pretty, after the expense of the plastic surgery she's still a beach.

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that was a great way to put it
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I think with some of the older cars you take what you can get in terms of body, especially if you get a good price. With this car, even though the TA's are reasonably desirable, they're pretty common and not worth a ton unless they're in absolutely perfect condition.

Starting where you are, there's no chance you'll ever get your money back out of this car if you take it to mint. Maybe you're not concerned about that, I wasn't when I bought mine.

With this car being more common, however, I would start with a little nicer car. Just because you can get a car cheap doesn't mean its a good deal. The car you have there doesn't look like its in terrible shape, but it needs just about everything. Seals are all going to be shot, the interior is going to need to be redone, there is a very good portion of the body that needs serious work even though most of the car looks like its all there.

I think another 1-2 thousand spent on the front end of this project will save you 5-6 thousand on the back and probably a year's time.

Good luck

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thanks man ill find another one he has then i ws supposed to go yesterday but was called in to work and im not off till saturday so ill post some pics up of the one i see with the best body and frame and undercarriage
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Never know, the body and frame may be great on this one....who really knows until you check it out. What the guys are trying to say here is to check a car out good before commit to it
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thats a very good point Ill further inspect this one from the info you guys gave me and see if its worth saving if not ill find a new one
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You can still get a running T/A in better shape for not much more than that. I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but there is a point where a car deteriorates to a point that it is not worth the effort to bring it back. If it were a 69 Firebird in the same shape it would be a no brainer. Too many 70's cars left to poke at. There is a hoarder in my town that has like 20 cars sitting in his yard, all 70's Lincolns and Cads sitting all over his yard, every one of them looks salvage yard fresh, rotting away in his yard for years. Just don't get it.
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