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Old 15th-September-2019, 08:37 PM   #1
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Only $1750 but it's in sad shape. What do you guys think? Is it worth it, or should this one be left alone?
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Old 15th-September-2019, 11:56 PM   #2
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if it was closer to me than 14 hours each way I would snactch it up in a heartbeat, But I also have a barn full of these type of projects.

My theory is that in 10 years any of these old project cars will be GONE
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Old 16th-September-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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So, floors. A little tailgate rust. Ask the owner for pics of the lower quarters and rockers and, if they're solid, you have a good shot. Buy the complete floor for replacement, suck it up and have that job done right, and there is a decent start.

Recently there was a '63 wagon in Boise in another thread, and for double that price, you might not have the floor issue. But at $1750, you could probably make out.
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Old 16th-September-2019, 11:13 AM   #4
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looks like 5 lug front wheels, 4 lug back ,good roof rack and wind deflectors, radio delete plate, a lot of nice parts, needs every thing to make a driver, my advice is 'if you have to ask about it' find one that is a lot better shape or even a driver fix that one the way you like it.
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With that floor I'd wonder about what you cannot see in the rest of it.

Mine has a pretty solid floor but the rear quarters are foamed up and bondo'd over. When I started to strip the bondo from the tailgate opening, I never did find any metal before I stopped and got a donor piece from Midwest Novas.

Its been so long, I don't remember what I paid for mine, I think it was around $2200, but that was 2010.
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It's tempting. I have my current 63 to drive while I work on another one, but that's a lot of work. Of course, these cars aren't getting any cheaper, so if I want another one, it will have to be something that needs a lot of work.
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With that floor I'd wonder about what you cannot see in the rest of it.
That is my thought as well. The cargo area on wagons love to rust, especially in the spare tire house. That is not an easy fix. Also with that level of floor rust you have to also been mindful of lower cowl, door jamb and rear frame rail rot.

If the floor really is the only area of bad rot and the passenger quarter is the only area of collision damage, the price is not out of line.
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Yeah, but if it's a good deal I still have to convince my wife!
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Yeah, but if it's a good deal I still have to convince my wife!
Details, details... one way around that is to have so many beat up Chevy IIs she doesn't notice when a new one shows up
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