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Okay, I've come across a 68 300 deluxe 4 door that's pretty well shot. Has a 6/pglide, doesn't run, etc. He told me I could have the entire car for $75. This could only be used as a parts car. What I want to know is what would people buy before I even want to think about taking stuff off of this?
 

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The easiest stuff to unload is going to be the stuff that is shared with the two door model regardless of option level ( Malibu, SS etc), like the front clip and dash stuff. Next, will probably be the drivetrain , as it isn't 2/4 door dependent (except the driveshaft). Last would probably be the "4 door only stuff", like the rest of the body and doors. You never know though, the door could go first. It's just a bigger market for the other stuff.

If I were considering it, I would look at the front clip and dash, and try to figure if selling those would pay for the car. Then everything after that is profit. If the fenders are shot, I'd probably pass, unless I needed other parts myself that would help justify it.
 

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Well what I was thinking if I could get $25 for the powerglide, and take a bunch of parts for myself and then sell it to the junkyard for $50, I thought I'd already have that much made so like the dash assembly and other stuff I could keep to either sell or reuse myself.
 

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If you have a place to put it, $75.00 is a reasonable price. If you have time to part out the car, especially the little stuff, you might make double your money. I almost picked up a running 4 door 70 Malibu for $300.00. Sure it was rotten, but interior & dash were in good shape.

A guy had put a deposit on it with a credit card before I got there. All he wanted was the frame!! I left a number if he wanted to sell the shell but he never called.

So, I think you oughta get it if you have the $$, and a place to put it, and have enuff patience to part it. Don't take the frame to the shredder.



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Take a look at the door hinges as they are popular items. Another item that may not be on your radar screen is the inside door handle mechanism for the driver's door. These wear out and the mechanism from the left REAR door can be used in its place and of course has much less wear. Any of the heater and electrical stuff fits many cars, so it could be useful.
 

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Drive shaft is not interchangable between Coupe/Conv and Sedan/Station Wagon/El Camino. There's 4" difference in wheelbase.

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Hey man i can drink 75$ in beer a month, buy the thing and recycle(sell) everything you can. I have a 65 4door that has been crashed two times!(not my fault) guys who had 4 door parts made a lot of money off of me in the last 20 years. you just have to find your market,its out there.
 

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$75 buck to learn how to dissasemble a chevelle. Such a deal!
 

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For the money, I don't think you can go wrong, but you probably won't get rich either. I personally wouldn't fool with it unless I was getting some parts I needed.
A lot depends on if you have a place to put it. My wife isn't very understanding about these things. I've got a parts car and acres of space, but I haven't dragged it home yet, because I'd be on a "time limit" of 2 months. I've already taken what I want, so I'm not very motivated to deal with it any more. I guess I'm lucky to have a place to leave it sitting.

PS: Like Mike, I've also got a 65 4-door, and recently bought passenger doors to replace those that I dented in a moment of supidity about 10 years ago. But it is a small market.
 

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Well, I wanted a couple spare parts from it like the hood. Also the rear brake housings I wanted and the speedo/idiot gauges. Actually, I wanted to know what else I should take off? Like what would people buy? I would probably pull the stuff off, like say suspension parts and paint them with POR-15 so I could store some stuff inside (like in a closet). I don't have a garage otherwise I'd just slap it in there but maybe I should have asked what other people would pull off (mechanical) more than body/sheetmetal.
 

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The only drawback about the 4-door A-car is that they are not sought after by collectors, and have low resale value. The only drawback is that the aftermarket may not stock parts that are reproduced for the 4-door (e.g. weatherstripping, full quarters). Unlike the hardtop, pickup, and convetible, the 4-door and wagon are seldom looked at.

A few parts can be used, like the dash, front clip, suspension components, drivetrain exc. driveshaft, rear deck, taillight housings, rear seat, and bumpers. The front seat tracks can be used, since the seat is the only thing that differs.

Other things that can be of some use are the door handles, window cranks, and lock cylinders.

The frame, doors, glass, and body? They have no use, unless someone wants to build a 4-door SS clone.
 

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An elcamino frame is fully boxed from front to just behind the rear axle. they are not the same!!!!
 
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