In a message dated 6/16/01 2:32:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> I know most of you will say go for it, and I am so inclined, but it's
> not my call.
If the car has been totally apart for so long, chances are most of the pieces
will no longer go together. You're looking at possibly replacing every nut
and bolt and bit that exists, and completely redoing the engine (possibly
even replacing outright). You are well into the $1000's in parts costs alone.
In your corner of the world, there are plenty of good rust free examples that
are still on the road, so I'd almost say keep looking. If this is the
type/year of the car you ultimately want, then this "might" be a parts
candidate at best. Offer $400 and you'll cart it away tonight. If he
accepts, do it, if not, walk.
Steve in NJ
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