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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 19, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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WiW: 1972 Chevelle

Hello all,

I’m still on the search for a project and am feeling out the market. I have a friend who is moving to the NC area soon, so I could potentially fly down there to check this car out if it ends up being a decent deal.

Anyways, take a look and tell me what you all think. I’m going into it knowing that it would just be a ratty project, but I do need whatever I buy to be a runner. Thanks!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 1:58 AM
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If you're looking for a '72 project, then take a bus/cheap flight down to San Antonio.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 2:44 AM
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unfortunately a ratty running chevelle seems to be in the 5000-6000 range if you can even find one for sale at that price. jim

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 3:08 AM
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Keep looking. The second might make a reasonable parts car if you were close. Neither car is worth shipping.

Whatís your budget? What exactly are you looking for? If your budget allows spend low-teens on a car with faded older paint but has no substantial rust.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 7:22 AM Thread Starter
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Keep looking. The second might make a reasonable parts car if you were close. Neither car is worth shipping.

What’s your budget? What exactly are you looking for? If your budget allows spend low-teens on a car with faded older paint but has no substantial rust.

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Gotcha- The issue is that I need to stay below 10k all in. And by all in, I mean with a manual trans in the car as well.
I plan on doing any/ all work in the car, but cannot be removing engines or welding in new floors because I live in an apartment. I could maybe find a shop to take over near me for a few hours, but even that is asking a lot.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 7:54 AM
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Seriously, everyone is looking for what you describe. But it doesnt exist. That first car looks like it fell off a truck heading to the scrap yard.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 8:38 AM
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The first car doesnít look bad from the one picture, Iíve fixed a lot worse. Myself and the op are from Michigan where if the rust hasnít eaten all the way to the door handles itís in great shape. Now fixing it in an apartment parking lot, thatís another story.....

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 8:41 AM Thread Starter
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Seriously, everyone is looking for what you describe. But it doesnt exist. That first car looks like it fell off a truck heading to the scrap yard.
Understood, and I could just be asking too much- the market seems hot right now.

That said, and while not what this site is focusing on, would the suggestion be to look at lemans and skylark cars as an alternative?
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The problem with Lemans and Skylark is the parts are not as readily available. The Chevelle in the link is definitely a project. The paint and bodywork are going to be $20k alone on this car. You would be much further ahead buying a better condition car but then living in an apartment if it is too nice it will get stolen. Don't think I would own a classic if I lived in an apartment unless I had lockable storage for a car.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 10:28 AM
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If I was you I would keep saving till I had enough money for a decent car and a place to work on it.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 10:41 AM
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However if you do end up buying a project I would suggest a Chevelle. That way when the apartment complex threatens you because you have a junk car sitting there that doesn't run you MIGHT have a prayer of unloading it (at a substantial loss) to some other dreamer. Nobody is going to want a project skylark and few are going to bite on a Lemans unless it nice.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 19, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Cool- understood. I’m 24 and I’m kinda going crazy without a project. I had my 1930 coupe that I worked on until dec 2017, then I had my squarebody truck last year, so now I am thinking of a Chevelle to keep me sorta-sane. I will keep these comments in mind.
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watch a couple episodes of Roadkill. Dont sweat making it pretty, make it reliable and have fun with it. I think paint is over rated unless you have some have to store it. jim

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 19, 12:01 PM
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Keep your options open as to year, drivetrain, etc. I recently picked up a car for a very good price that is no project, but, could use a bit here and there. I have no problems driving and enjoying it. Itís a 30/30 car (30 feet at 30 mph), but is not bad up close either. I paid less than 20k. Theyíre out there.

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