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Old 03-18-2006, 05:58 AM
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when is a project to much of a project

I came across this car while on my search for a project ive got him talked down to 300$ canadian my concern is availebility of body parts ie fenders
doors .... just want some oppiniuns should i take it. or run lol
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http://www.sylmar.ca/autoville/inven...odgecoupe.html

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All depends on your situation. Do you have the tools, the place, the time, and most of all the talent to do this? Only you can answer that.

Also, hunting down parts for that car might be a bear.
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What Poncho said.
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You can take the word ROUGH and shorten it to RUFF.....and get by,

But that is a LOT of project.......unless it is your " Holy Grail " car.....
Might better think about it for a long time....
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I'm not a body guy, so I steer clear of cars that far gone. I could fabricate a new frame and suspension for it, but since I can't accurately assess damage or how to fix the body, I tend to find cars that have a good body but need an engine, tranny, or chassis work. But there are some who would buy that knowing that they can tackle the body work and have any grease monkey drop a 350 in it.

Can you accurately assess the body damage? I would hate for you to buy it and take it to a body guy only to have him say that it would cost $20k because all of the tough parts have to be custom fabbed from scratch.
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Research It!!

Research the internet for parts, price etc...that is the best way to check out the availability of parts. Now look at you garage/shop, does it have the capability to do this kind of work (room). How about the tools (tools, tools,tools). Good compressor, sand blaster, welding machine(tig & mig would be the best), body repair tools and the list goes on. Do like most of us have done, start small like a rolling chassis in good shape and all you have to do maybe is weld some floor repair, change some panels, glass and interior pieces, slap some paint on her and install a motor/trans. Jump in with one foot so you won't get discouraged by being over your capabilities. Too many get over their head and give up. I'm doing a 66 chev truck and sometimes I wonder if I've gone over my head. Also this site is THE best for good info on doing projects or regular car repair. Good luck and really think about it first!!
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Too much. Always spend as much money up front as possible. For instance, you might find a real straight and complete one for $1500 and have to spend another $400 to go get it. But this one you will have twice that into it just accumulating all the parts.
And I cannot express enough that you should travel as far as you have to to get a rust free car. You will never finish chasing rust.
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Too much. Always spend as much money up front as possible. For instance, you might find a real straight and complete one for $1500 and have to spend another $400 to go get it. But this one you will have twice that into it just accumulating all the parts.
And I cannot express enough that you should travel as far as you have to to get a rust free car. You will never finish chasing rust.
I agree. Try to start with a rust-free car, no matter the cost. You'll be done with it sooner and it'll probably be cheaper in the long run. I know from experience that it'll be less frustrating.
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