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Old 07-18-2005, 02:44 PM
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Option to buy a 68 Camar....

Shoud I?

It is a 68, all the body work has been done. It has been tubbed and has a roll cage. All it is missing is a motor(used to have a big block in it). It has nice rims, 4 wheel disc brakes, new tires and slicks. 2 spd powerglide, fuel cell, ignition box, plus a few more things.

The price is $6,000....

Do you think it is a good deal?
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:39 PM
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hell yeah!

i would. i have a friend selling a rolling chassic drag car for $10,000 i want to get! no trans or engine. lots of glass parts and not much interior. i think 10K is a decent price. all you need is an engine and trans too, for 4K less. always have to know how much rust is in the wheel wells and rocker panels, floor etc.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:53 PM
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a camaro would make a great girlie magnet

a 2 speed trans kind of kills it. that can always be changed.
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I'm pretty sure I am going to buy it. Here are more details on the car:
It has a Ford 9" rear end with a coil spring susp in the rear. It has new American Racing rims and new tires. The car was a complete running car until it blew the motor. The machine shop that built it forgot to put the little C-clip things into the pistons, where they connect to the rods. All 8 cylinders too. It actually comes with the block, 454, 427 crank, heads, cam, and everything to run the motor except rods and pistons. The only draw back is that when it was tubbed, the shop did a horrible job. They just threw sheet metal in there, riveted some of it, and used gasket seal on the rest! The roll cage was also half-done. The rest of the interior is torn apart for the most part. It comes with a Demon 1000cfm carb, new intake, MSD ignition/dist., radiator, elec. fan, low mount alt., elec. water pump, rocker arms. It has a transbrake, and is wired for lots of nitrous. Everything except the bottom end of the motor is there.

I don't mind welding up the sheet metal for the tubs, and all the body work is done, ready to be painted.

Do you think it is a good buy?

Also, I've never even driven a powerglide, let alone on the street. How hard is it to drive a car on the street with tires that wide, as far as turning goes? I think it has 4.56 gears.

Thanks for any input!
Sean
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:54 PM
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The guy will take $2000 down, then the other $4000 over the next 3 months.

It only costs $700 for the complete motor to be built because he traded some nice heads for machine work, etc. The car has everything it needs to run as soon as the bottom end is in.

How much do you think I can sell it for once it is running? New motor, ready to be painted, race setup, etc.

Let me know what you think, thanks!
Sean
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:10 PM
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stratt134 are you onecoomofo? Cause he posted that he wanted to buy it and you posted you're gonna buy it


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Old 07-19-2005, 10:19 PM
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Well checking the post history of stratt sure makes it looks like they're the same.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:28 PM
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Please tell me its not another person with 2 "personalities"
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:29 PM
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To the DUMP!!
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yea i'm the same person.... i didn't realize i had 2 names, i haven't been here in a while.....

should i buy it??
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:53 AM
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I would if I had the money, but its your call.


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Do you plan to race it? If so, what times are you looking for? If any part of the safety gear was done wrong, i.e the cage, make sure you know how much time and money will be involved to make the car legal for racing the times you're hoping for. Did he give you a reason for selling it? Make sure he's not selling it because it'll cost more to fix it than to sell it. Get under it and look at the welds for the frame rails, and is it a stock suspension rear or is it a 4-link/ladder bar? If it's either of the latter, make sure to check the welds on the bars and the rod ends. Most average ladder bar setups are mainly for racing and if driven excessively on the street can crack the welds on the bars and the rod ends go bad. If this car had a lot of power applied to it in the past check the stance of the car and make sure the frame isn't warped. Ask if it was a big block car from the factory. If not, check the welds around the front suspension mounts on the frame. If he cut the springs or used small block springs and got the nose off the ground, chances are the front end has bottomed out and the mounts could be damaged.
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Update

Well here is an update on the camaro:

I paid the guy about $2500 over 2 months. I didn't really have the spare time to finish it, so I told him to sell it. He put it on ebay and didn't really do what I told him to do (he has never used ebay before) so anyways, someone bought it for $6100. He only made $100 on the deal.

Here is a link to the finished auction. It has a lot of good pictures of the car

To top it all off, when the driver came to pick it up, he told us that it was actually bought by Chip Foose! Maybe we will see it on TV one day.
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:45 PM
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If all that stuff came with it, somebody got a hell of a deal.....that steering wheel is worth a few hundred........................
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:49 PM
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I would have given $6,100.00 for all that in a heart beat.
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