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Old 11-19-2012, 10:34 PM
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found this last summer one of those i need cash now 700$ on craigslist ads i couldnt beleive it !! I didnt even talk him down paid him and loaded up quickly, after cleanin and checkin out car at home her are the pros and cons of car

CONS:
missing grille and mustache bar (found on ebay already)
missing headlights and trim rings(found on ebay alrady)
Crack in front windshield
missing only 2 side trim pieces ( need driver door and rear qter)
no gas tank
motor siezed
interior is rotted out
only rust on whole car is holes in floor pans

Pros:
original car never messed with
original paint no bondo or hidden rust
surface rust only
all original interior pieces were there
power seat still workd good
all 4 power window operate smooth and fast (needed cleaning tho)
seat heater all there
trunk in perfect condition
all stainless trim no dings at all

after a little homework found out car was parked in the 60's had a newspaper oct 1965 under seat has 89,xxx on odometer oil can in trunk is from sixties guy i got car from had it 10 years and never opened the trunk once he screwed up lock trying and never tried again said he bought car from a guy whos owned it 20+ yrs or so not running, and when he bought it he never saved money to work on it so it sat in his garage the whole time.

ive since pulled the motor and took it apart it was completly siezed and found a broken valve and a hole in a piston, so im assuming thats why it was parked in the first place waiting to see if block and heads are good before deciding wich build route to go

back up plan is a buick 455 th400 and 4link rear end
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:40 PM
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a few more pics
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Looks like a great start, I see the shop in background, I am jealous of the amount of space. I do recall when in school many, many moons ago a girls friends mother taking a run at me with that same year and model car while walking down a road, I jumped & she missed thanks for the memories
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