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Old 01-15-2007, 08:05 AM
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wait till you get the car and can examine/inspect everything on the car for repair costs, to get a "total project" estimate

motor and interior are great....how about (in no order) brakes, wiring, window regulators, wheel bearings, weather stripping, windshield/rear glass leaks, bushings and steering, rear springs and shocks,.......100+ items to evaluate before you get to "paint" on the priority list....

colormecrazy,
bring in a stripped shell, minor metal work, putty and paint....it will get done pretty quick cause of two magic words...."cash flow".....
(Drfresh, unless your car has had the typical metal work rust repairs done already....it won't be "minor metal work")

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Well, I'm fairly sure the car has had no metalwork done to it already, seeing as it was hardly ever driven, and has what looks to be a very original paintjob...


The brakes have been done fairly recently by my friend, but I want to redo them and put some disc brakes on the front, and rewire everything just for good measure...
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I have a 1967 Mercury Calinente, 390, the body is pretty much gone, but all the trim/glass is in decent/good shape.
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Too bad about your car.... my trim and glass is good, but my rear bumper is totalled.... hmmmm, is yours the same/for sale? lol
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I live in Kitsap County, WA, which is across the water from Seattle.
I just moved to your backyard this month! I'm near the Southworth Ferry landing. Nice area and good prices. I got a place with 1.25 acres, 2k house w/2car and 4 car shop for pennies compared to Seattle/Eastside.

It's going to be really tough for anyone to give you an estimate that can be reliable - there is just too many problems that can crop up, old repairs/accidents, rust (if it shows outside its 2x as bad once it's stripped).

Be prepared to look at By the Hour plus materials for any of the custom repairs.

Also most shops bread/butter these days is collision work, w/older stuff ONLY as filler for slow times or to make the shop look busy.

I know of one seattle shop that was exclusively rods and restos and is getting out completely and going to collision work. The smaller shops just can't make enough money to stay in business with the overhead that is crushing them.

PM me if you are close-by enough or just want to BS about building cars!
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I just figured out that the two cars are very different, atleast, I thinks so. The Caliente is pretty much a Comet/Galaxy...
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I just moved to your backyard this month! I'm near the Southworth Ferry landing. Nice area and good prices. I got a place with 1.25 acres, 2k house w/2car and 4 car shop for pennies compared to Seattle/Eastside.

It's going to be really tough for anyone to give you an estimate that can be reliable - there is just too many problems that can crop up, old repairs/accidents, rust (if it shows outside its 2x as bad once it's stripped).

Be prepared to look at By the Hour plus materials for any of the custom repairs.

Also most shops bread/butter these days is collision work, w/older stuff ONLY as filler for slow times or to make the shop look busy.

I know of one seattle shop that was exclusively rods and restos and is getting out completely and going to collision work. The smaller shops just can't make enough money to stay in business with the overhead that is crushing them.

PM me if you are close-by enough or just want to BS about building cars!

Well, currently I'm in Pullman going to school, but this summer I'll be home with time to work on the car! Maybe I'll hit up some shows with my rust-mobile, hehe
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I just figured out that the two cars are very different, atleast, I thinks so. The Caliente is pretty much a Comet/Galaxy...

Yeah, I'd forgotten that.....'67 Montclair body parts are hard to find....
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Well, currently I'm in Pullman going to school, but this summer I'll be home with time to work on the car! Maybe I'll hit up some shows with my rust-mobile, hehe
Good for you! What are you studying?

My nephew, and another friends son are in their first semester at Wazzu right now.

Maybe I'll have the Hudson done by this summer?...hmmm...I think I said that 2 years ago too!

Don't worry about how your car looks - if it drives have some fun before tearing it down, I wish I had that option with the Hudson...
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Good for you! What are you studying?

My nephew, and another friends son are in their first semester at Wazzu right now.

Maybe I'll have the Hudson done by this summer?...hmmm...I think I said that 2 years ago too!

Don't worry about how your car looks - if it drives have some fun before tearing it down, I wish I had that option with the Hudson...

I'm doing a double major in History and Creative Writing... don't know what I'll do with it, but it's fun for sure... and yeah, bodywork is a long way off for the car due to money issues, but I can get it running easily enough, and hit the local shows, should be cool, maybe I'll see your Hudson.. hehe...

BTW, is it a Hornet? I love them things...
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I'm doing a double major in History and Creative Writing... don't know what I'll do with it, but it's fun for sure... and yeah, bodywork is a long way off for the car due to money issues, but I can get it running easily enough, and hit the local shows, should be cool, maybe I'll see your Hudson.. hehe...

BTW, is it a Hornet? I love them things...
Is that study course so you can "Creatively Re-Write History" ?

No, my Hudson is a 4dr Commodore that I am doing some cool stuff too http://www.49c8.com/
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Hudson never built a car called the "Commodore." LOL, just creatively rewriting history.... I crack myself up...


That's a really cool Hudson. Finish it already lol
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