Okay, the guy's execution of this project leaves a lot to be desired (I'm still laughing at his dashboard,) but there are a lot of people on this board who started with a lot worse and made very nice rides out of them. Heck, CBoy started with a Ford Pickup and made a very nice roadster out of it, and is getting ready to build a coupe from another pickup donor.
Looking at the top bid as I post this, I'd say the parts alone are worth it - and it does come with other parts not included in the pictures, to include another cowl. There's nothing wrong with the parts themselves, it's the way he (?) put them together.
Let's just hope the execution of his Fiero project (which he just happened to sneak into several of the photos) turns out a lot better than this attempt at car building. It appears he's more suited to unbolting one part and bolting a new replacement. (See any evidence of any welding or fabrication equipment in any of the photos? See any evidence of any welding or fabrication done on the car at all - I mean welding or fabrication that isn't over 5 years old?)
We all know somebody (perhaps even ourselves) who could take this and turn it into something to be proud of. Granted, it would require rethinking of the entire design, complete disassembly, and a lot of fabrication during assembly, but isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
It's a project car. Heck, if I lived in Ohio, I might consider dragging it home for that price. Let's just be glad he hasn't bolted the second door on it and isn't already driving it on the streets. :sweat:
This is the perfect example of why most members on this board discourage the mounting of an old body on a newer frame. It looks like garbage!! One of those projects with great intentions but just couldn't be made to work. Pull it apart and build a new frame that works and you would be able to make a good looking hot rod out of it. For that price you would be money ahead.
You could just splice in a "decent" front clip from an older truck or something. Or atleast some kind of straight axle. Kind of a reverse of the swap...where you would be putting in an older system, in place of a new one.