I'm out in Syracuse New York what ever you think is fair stock one has a couple of rot holes
I had a roof that was oil canning so I took a small jack, a 2x4 with foam on the end and gave a slight pressure up while pounding on top of the creases with a hammer till the roof pop back up and was solid again. The creases went around the exterior of the roof like somebody stood on the roof in the middle. I think kids were climbing on it before I bought it.
I do it for the love of the car and the satisfaction that everything was done right to the best of my ability.My brother and I repainted probably a dozen of these older cars over a year or two, and resold them for a little profit. Of course, that was 30 years ago. The vehicles were generally still on their factory paint with rust behind the rear tires. I haven’t redone an older car, except 2 first- gen Camaros, since. I’ve repaired a dozen later model rebuilders along the way, but these cars have no rust, just collision damage. And at our car dealership, I must have touched up the paint on 50 cars. But again, no rust. It’s easy to see what should be done, drill out every spot weld on the car and repair every speck of rust on the interior and external panels. I can’t imagine putting that kind of time in a average second gen Nova, like mine.