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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Crap! What would do this? Reply with quote

I went to look at a bug that was for sale locally, and other than the fact that the rust was too bad, I saw this....

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He had no explanation (that he was willing to give) and he had the motor replaced.

WTF is this? Looks like it's directly over the gas filler tube. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the hood came down on a can of areosol undercoating.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know exactly what it is. Its old fuel. I had the same nasty splatter when I blew out my clogged metal fuel line with an air compressor. Its nasty and hard to get off, in fact I think my splatter mark is still there too. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I never would have thought old fuel!

I wish he'd taken better car of it. It makes me mad to see it sitting there.

We tried to buy it from him, but he's lost his mind on the price.

He took the paint off with airplane stripper and then rolled it out of the garage to have his driveway paved and left it to sit in the weather for 2 years. AFTER paying $3000 for a rebuilt engine. It's 100% there, 1966 with accessories.

It even has the dealer sticker on the decklid.

So sad... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much was he asking?

This is under my hood...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like that hood was once used as a snow sled. Some kid must have came down the mtn a little faster than he wanted, and let it rip outside his pants Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$1000 Firm - here's a couple of pics of things that turned me off...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

little more than surface rust going on there.....

offer him the cost of a sawsall blade.....lol....just kidding
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crowe66 wrote:
little more than surface rust going on there.....

offer him the cost of a sawsall blade.....lol....just kidding


Laughing We tried to offer him less. He won't budge.

I was okay with the apron at first, but when I saw the holes at the drip rail... Crying or Very sad

Now I pass by that poor bug and I'm just so pissed. It's going to waste because of a stubborn old man. Evil or Very Mad

Why won't people let go of them when they can be given a new life anad loved? dammit.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, that is too rusty! too bad indeed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres no way it's worth a $1000
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget about that one homie, there are better ones out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing really salvagable there. Not even for $100.00 Shame.

Looks like another one to beetle heaven.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That can be fixed. Even the hole in the drip rail isn't as hard as it looks. Ask me how I know. Smile $200 is a better price though. I too have a bug that an old man let rot. Luckily he sold it to the guy I got it from. 30 years it sat. Many of the same rust issues. A little media blasting will change the whole look of that car.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swhitcomb wrote:
. . . A little media blasting will change the whole look of that car.


If there's anything left! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree it's a salvageable project. The pan is good, so is the dash, steering wheel, etc. Even the seat frames are solid and it has a clear title.

He says he paid $3000 for the engine and to have it installed. I just don't see that especially when he never drove it after having the engine put in.

The engine is why he says he won't come off the $1000. We told him that since he let it sit, even the motor isn't worth that.

He's of the mind that because he put lots of money in it 5 years ago, but then let it sit and rot, it's still worth what he put into it. Not.

We tried to offer him $500 for the motor and steering wheel. I think the motor is worth that. But nope, if he parts it, he wants the $3000 for the motor. Shocked

Not gonna happen.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, unless you can start it (and some say drive the car) with the new motor, a "rebuilt motor" is not worth anything but the tin and accessories you can see with your own eyes are good.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Agreed, unless you can start it (and some say drive the car) with the new motor, a "rebuilt motor" is not worth anything but the tin and accessories you can see with your own eyes are good.


Yep, that's what i was afraid of. He can't tell me what size it is and he refuses to tell us who did it.

That alone raised red flags.

But, we're still looking. I think hubby has decided he wants a bus if he can't find a bug. (He really wants a double cab, but don't we all!) Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't look that bad to me for an East coast car. I would fix it, I wouldn't pay 1000 though, maybe 600.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a parts car- or fodder for a SC Coastal artificial reef.
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