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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jim Lato, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Jim Lato
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    So I have a chance to buy a body finally for the project. Not ideal but I do like it. What would you guys pay for this shell, as it sits. First time building one. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. scotts52
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    Depending on subrails and title. If it doesn't have either about $800
     
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  3. Jim Lato
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    ya i doubt big time it has either
     
  4. s55mercury66
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    Man Jim, that is a hunk of work for a first build. You sure you want to take that on?
     
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  5. My $.02. Don't know your age, abilities, enthusiasm or bank account, but this is going to tax all of them, even if this wasn't your first. Try and get something that's a bit more together and a few less holes. By the time you're done patching and refurbishing the body, subrails and frame, you might consider a Brookville or something more substantial.
    Don't ask how I know.
     
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  6. Jim Lato
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    yea it is, but i have been having a hell of a time finding anything here in wisconsin that isnt next to being dirt ya know? i enjoy fabricating steel and what not. but its a project right?

    RB35, i was on brooks this am, they got some decent stuff for not bad prices, i pretty much have all drivetran at my house all i gotta do is weld up frame, and scratch my head about the body
     
  7. stangman05gt
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    I would pass is my opinion.
     
  8. Jim Lato
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    hey at least i dont gotta do alot of cutting for a 3 or 4" chop lol
     
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  9. stangman05gt
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    On another note, I've seen worse built into something good. If that helps.
     
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  10. Jim Lato
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    its the most complete one ive found in wisconsin so far, and i cant imagine they would ask for over 800...
     
  11. Jim Lato
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    ya same here stang, most i see that are in the realm of "quality" is around 3-5 grand. and im kind of wanting to try the challenge of doing the work cause i enjoy that thing but like @RB35 said, it will challenge the abilities thats for sure
     
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  12. It is buildable. But make no mistake, it's going to take a LOT of work to save it.
     
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  13. Jim Lato
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    you guys wanna come over? ill supply the beers. if your feeling generous bring some sheet metal and an English wheel please LOL
     
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  14. 392
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    I’d say it’s not worth much. My case would be yard art. But if your amped up go for it.
     
  15. Jim Lato
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    what you thinking $$$$ wise @392
     
  16. Mr48chev
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    It looks like most of the subframe is there but what appears to be a rust crack on the A pillar spooks me. That is going to be near impossible to fix without replacing that side of the cowl. That would be a bid deduct on the price if I was looking at it. A coupe rusted_LI.jpg
     
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  17. Jim Lato
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    i was eye balling that too, i think it is cracked, let me zoom in on my end here
     
  18. Jim Lato
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    yea im pretty sure its cracked
     
  19. 392
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    I’ll venture to say free or barter.
     
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  20. Jim Lato
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    cooleys junk yard. i might as well move on, you know they wont do either
     
  21. exterminator
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    If you are talented in bodywork- go for it. Otherwise look for a better shaped car and call that yard art. My worthless opinion.
     
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  22. I don/t think that that is a crack. It looks like where the visor and side roof panel come together and get tied to the front wood header.
     
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  23. nochop
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    Free is a great price, offer 50$
     
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  24. Gearhead Graphics
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    100 tops, its buildable, but its going to take a ton of work.
     
  25. scotts52
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    If you're feeling ambitious you can buy it and hone your skills. Anything you do to it would help save it and then you could always resell it when you're done with it. Buy a Brookville and get that one going while you save this ol gal.
     
  26. Jim Lato
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    800$ 50$ free and 100$ lol


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  27. Jim Lato
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    That’s not a bad idea


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  28. Like I said. A LOT of work.
    So much better projects out there.
    I have yard art in better shape than that.
     
  29. My yard art 4 door sedan looks like a cream puff compared to that coupe, I wouldn't pay more than 100 bucks, and that's being generous.

    Let me be blunt and be honest with yourself, if you don't have the talent & the tools to do the job save your money and keep looking for something better, I'm no pro & I have built some rough cars but what your looking at is going to take a lot of time and a lot of money,especially if you have to hire some help with the metal work. HRP
     
  30. Jim Lato
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    id do all my own steel fabrication. i wouldnt hire any of it out. if anything it would be a good way to hone my skills in fabrication.
     

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