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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Aldakoopa
Have to reply fast cause on lunch. For me I would leave it and start over. U have to drag it out of the woods and do bodywork and electrical. Everything will have to be gone through. I say not worth it. U can pick up an 85-87 Monte ss for example for a couple grand. Running but rough around the edges. Mid 80s muscle cars are not hard to come by.just my opinion
originally posted by: ThickAsABrick
I'm in kind of a similar situation. My advice would be to concentrate on doing the body work, and slowly remove the chopped up garbage.
Good body work is an art that most people can't pull off without butchering it. So if you can do a solid quality job on it but then decide not to finish it, you'll be able to sell it off at a better price than if you spend the majority of your time trying to sort out the innards.
originally posted by: deuceawesome
If it were me I would be concerned about the underbody from it sitting.
Get it up on the hoist; see how much rot there is, and go from there.
If the undercarriage checks out, I would do a little bit every year to it. The electrical gremlins can be sorted out buy purchasing new wiring harness's for the car. I just went through all this on a 88 Mustang Ive had for five years.
Vacuum lines aren't a big deal, just time consuming. Became an expert with them after playing with Jeep YJ's that had an average of three miles of vaccum lines under the hood.
If that frame is punky though.....toss it and start over!