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Re: '59 A with a V8 (horror!)/restoration

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Subject: Re: '59 A with a V8 (horror!)/restoration
From: (Robert J. Donahue)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 21:07:58 -0600 (MDT)
>       If you want to spend $9000 on the restoration sounds like a good
>choice. If not walk away better yet run away. There are enough good cars
>out there that are complete and running. You may have to travel to get one
>but in the long run at least you'll have something to show for it. Forget
>any basket case you are just buying someone elses problem. Also forget
>anything with major rust, you can spend thousands on a body and only have
>what should have started out with. Spend you money on mechanical and
>parts. These are ment to wear out the body isn't. 

Agreed, but I'm glad there are a few crazy people out there who are
saving some of the basket cases. As the number of old MGs and other
LBCs dwindle, manufacturing of new parts will stop. I hate the idea
of a parts car being sacrificed, but I suppose it sometimes makes the
difference between the loss of two cars instead of one.

Bob Donahue 'Still Stuck in the '50s'           
52 MG-TD #17639 under DIY restoration, NEMGTR #11470
71 MGB still in shop, 20 months and counting

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