Discussion Starter · #21 ·
Budget is a hard one to determine. We are trying to determine exactly what needs to be done and set a budget accordingly. There are certain things we want fixed and we want the car painted. I really do not want to do a frame off however if that is what is necessary to make the car right that is how we will proceed. This was our first shop. I want to talk to a few more and get their input. As far as the frame, to me it looks pretty solid but it does have surface rust.Some marginal advice here.....as no one asked the OP what his budget is. There is absolutely no reason that the OP has to do a frame off....or anything close to it. Personally, I'd walk away from any shop that suggests that as they are clearly trying to line their own pockets at your expense.
We need more pictures.....but I assume that car hasn't seen an Ohio winter in decades. I suspect the car is in better shape than most cars that need a frame off. More pics will help. And if you can just get it running, just do so and enjoy it.
There is a nice Chevelle show the first week in August up in Strongsville, OH. It's probably 2.5 to 3.0 hours from where you are at, right off I-71. Lots of smart Chevelle folks are there every year.
I make my way into your neck of the woods a few times every year and am happy to meet up some time......to offer my two cents.
I bet this car needs some minor TLC and can be enjoyed As Is. I also bet this car does NOT need a frame off....although I reserve the right to change my mind after seeing pictures.
But don't be the idiot who spends 150K on a 75K car.
I will have to try to make way up to the Chevelle show this year, I didn't even know they had it. If you happen to be in the area and want to check the car out, drop me a line, I am always happy for input.