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I posted on the "old" forum regarding a 64.5 I have an opportunity to purchase for 500.00. The front frame rail on the p/s is rotted from the sway bar bracket to about 1" past the shock tower and the d/s has about a 2" rust spot.

I got an estimate from a restorer and he said it would be about 2,000-2,500 to fix. Does this sound right?

I would like to try and keep it rather than part it 'cause aside from that it's COMPLETE and would make a good un-restored driver.
I just wanted to know if the estimate sounds right(assuming I take it apart as much as possible). It's just the inside of the rails that are bad, the top/bottom/outside is solid. THANKS,Bob
 

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THat sounds right, but I can tell you that you'll find a lot more rust, and it will likely run thousands of dollars. I would say that you could find a descent restorable (not rotted away) for 3-4 grand. THat may sound like a wash, but I would be really worried about a car with frame rot. Likely everything else is rotted as well.

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If it can indeed be preserved with an infusion of 2 to 2 1/2k, then you would be well served by saving it. Especially if it is indeed a verifiable 64.5. If you ended up with even a bit more than that in the car, I think you would be in a fine position. Someone help me find a nice quality 64.5 anything for 3 to 4K! I'll jump right into that kind of deal. The cars that I see in that price range are generally complete pieces of junk, needing not only a large amount of body work, but complete interiors and mechanical rebuilds as well.

Hmmmm, Guess I am a little "strange" so the stranger thing might well fit...
 
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I checked it out pretty good. 500.00 is within my pricerange.
I guess when the weather clears, I'll pick it up and see exactly
how bad for myself and then decide what to do.
BTW-do you guys think its something a DIY'er could do??
I'm pretty good w/floors and rear rails. Thanks,Bob

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by demmerich1 on 03/06/01 06:24 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

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Anytime you have to work on the frame, expect to pay more. The work isn't really any harder, but body shops seem to think it is.

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