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Old 09-13-2018, 04:18 PM
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After seeing how he's butchered that body I'd hate to see what he's done to the frame etc. Not to be mean but he should be tarred, feathered and run out of town! Just kidding!

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I don't know, maybe if the windshield had a little chop.....


Nah, you are right, that looks really bad.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:54 PM
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Kid, if you're secretly thinking of buying this car because your friend will give you two hundred off, run like he$$ ------ the other way. Like Don said earlier "go into this deal with your eyes open". You may save a few hundred buying a headache, but the future will drain your wallet of 20 to 30 thousand dollars to get that a decent looking hotrod. The guys are sounding bad to you but in this case, they're protecting you. It's too bad about your friend being stuck with it, but he may have made it, without much vision or bought it cheap from someone with no vision. We are not being cruel here.

You do have a good attitude and lots of enthusiasm, so I hope our protective attitude doesn't turn you off. Good luck.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:39 AM
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if he gave it to you REAL CHEAP, no more than 50 bucks, it could be brought back from the little bit l seen and turned into a real rat if you have lots of parts to fix the bad stuff and some 0R lots of experience at this sort of thing.

l have done more with less, but l am a packrat & l have/had lots of parts to replace, redo or fix others "ideas" & l been playing with mechanical/automotive stuff since before l can remember.

for reference, THAT build of mine on the forum is an example of what can be done with junk, but again l STRESS HEAVILY this is years and years of of racing and building junk into running SAFE rods.

safety if also a big factor, good brakes, steering and a solid chassis/frame are mandatory for todays rodder, the days of halfassed dangerous stuff or cutting corners is not the right way to do justice to the culture.

not being rude, just want you to understand what this undertaking may take financially, mentally & physically.

more pics would be appreciated.

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Old 09-15-2018, 08:12 PM
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To be perfectly honest I have zero interest in it right now, I would do the whole thing differently. I have enough waiting to get done as it is. Wife would probably kill me as well.
You guys would probably think I was nuts if you knew what I paid for the pontiacs. But it was what I was looking for and I didn't have to go far to get it.

I really just wanted a second opinion from you guys that I could pass along.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:13 PM
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I, for one, do not care if you paid a few hundred extra for a couple of good cars. You got the cars home with very little hassle or time spent, and you will probably save $10 thousand by not hunting up hard to find parts. You will thank yourself often over the next few years because you spent a little more initially. Good luck. You're on the right track.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:09 AM
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It's always a good decision to start with a better body.
It's also better to get something they made a lot of, so parts aren't so hard to find.
The Pontiac is difficult to find parts for, I know this one very well
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It's always a good decision to start with a better body.
It's also better to get something they made a lot of, so parts aren't so hard to find.
The Pontiac is difficult to find parts for, I know this one very well
The best advice I got when buying project cars is "Buy the best body you can afford".

It saves you a lot of time, money, and aggravation down the road.
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