I’m expecting to spend $500-1000 on a cab, which I have set aside for that purpose. The problem is what I keep seeing is completely junked - smashed, rotted out cowls or just the top halves of cabs etc. for way too much money. It feels like the usable stuff has either been snapped up by rat rod types or restored. What confuses me is the price gulf between loose, even bad parts & restored/survivor cars. $2000 for a roached body on a crooked frame or $8500 for a previously restored, running car? I should just finance one and hot rod it! I expect to pay more over time for parts than the car is worth - that's normal, I've been there & done that with all kinds of antiques. But the prices I'm seeing for functionally unusable junk are just insane.