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68 chevelle 2 door post. Clear title, needs some work. Great rebuilder car, solid floor boards, needs a right front fender and inner fender. There's damage to the rear of the car, great candidate for an LS6 clone. Chevrolet made 2400 post cars before the switch to the hard top mid year.

 

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I'd buy it.



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Then....go buy it

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Honestly - That looks like a money pit to me.

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Pat Dilling wrote:

Honestly - That looks like a money pit to me.


I concur....a labor of love that would not be a profit

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If these cars were only looked at as profit makers, this "hobby" would suck!

You'd have to change the slogan of this site from "Plain is Cool" to "Profitable is Cool"! cry



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Lawrence,

We all love the cars....most cars like this are never worth the hassle, time and money....you are far better buying them done or having great bones such as the way Pat purchased his Biscayne.

You don`t have to tell me.....I have 4 cars that I will never ever make a profit on....but I have learned more than once for all the mistakes that I have made in this hobby.

Plus we have had this discussion more than once. Buy Smart!

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Plus....Profitable is Cool!

Just ask Todd.....as it is difficult to make money with "Plain is Cool" whether it be a Post Sedan or a Website. What is true is true.
Todd, I hope it changes soon.

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Postsedan wrote:

Lawrence,

We all love the cars....most cars like this are never worth the hassle, time and money....you are far better buying them done or having great bones such as the way Pat purchased his Biscayne.

You don`t have to tell me.....I have 4 cars that I will never ever make a profit on....but I have learned more than once for all the mistakes that I have made in this hobby.

Plus we have had this discussion more than once. Buy Smart!

Dan


 If that were also true, cars like MY Biscayne would not even be looked at twice, let alone once. The majority of people can't afford to go out and buy what Pat bought, and have to start with what I started with and improve on from there.

It implies (no offence taken) that buying a Biscayne like mine was not a wise purchase for what it needs. I, of course, respectfully disagree. 

If I would have waited until one in Pat's condition came up for sale, I wouldn't have one and thus never be a part of this site. One buys and fixes, over the long term, what one can afford at the time it comes up for sale. biggrin

 

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Never assume Lawrence....I am simply saying going forward buy better cars - not worse cars.....than what you already have.
I am done with this subject....I ask myself why do I even give a rats ass....other than to help you see the light.
Like I had said ....go buy it! Buy whatever you wish!

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Postsedan wrote:

Never assume Lawrence....I am simply saying going forward buy better cars - not worse cars.....than what you already have.
I am done with this subject....I ask myself why do I even give a rats ass....other than to help you see the light.
Like I had said ....go buy it! Buy whatever you wish!

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 I can only imagine being a site lurker, as many are, as opposed to being a contributing member to this site, what would have been said about MY car if someone had posted it in "Ebay, Kijiji , Craigslist etc Cars/Parts for sale".

Based on an earlier reply, It would likely be: "Most cars like this are never worth the hassle, time and money....you are far better buying them done or having great bones such as the way Pat purchased his Biscayne".

That is never going to resonate well with those, such as myself, that do not see these cars as a waste of time to invest in, but as something to preserve and receive comments down the road like: "Man, the owner of this car did an awesome job restoring it, considering how it started off...".

I said I would buy it, not that I WAS going to buy it. Many others would too. Not sure why you seemed to take my comment so strongly. hmm

Perhaps my time here is done, and that I am not entitled to an opinion without upset. Unfortunate.



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Lawrence, you are far too important around here to leave. Please stay. I think perhaps it's a misunderstanding. For sure it is not an attack, as I see it. Your Chevelle and Biscayne are noble causes. I know you will receive due accolades down the road as people see the transformative work that you have and will continue to do.

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Hi y'all. New guy here but no stranger to building old hotrods. Since I was 6 or 7, my brother and I scoured the ditches along just about every roadway for bottles to recycle. Back then the stubbies were 2 cents, the cans were 5 cents and the tall coke bottles were 10 cents. After days of collecting, rinsing and then returning those crusty artifacts, we had enough to possibly buy another amt, monogram or mpc model car. Never even considered buying a completed toy car. The fun was in creating something from nothing. Cost? that should never be a factor in your passion...of course yours and your family's needs come first, but I doubt that's the situation here.
As for this '68. Since it appears to have been taken off the streets due to severe blunt trauma, it could very well be sporting some endearing qualities. If I was in the hunt, I'd sneak a peak.

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Brad, I sincerely appreciate your reply, Thank you.

My Chevelle always needed work to make it "perfect" (or close to it). The time it sat under the deck merely intensified the areas that already needed work. (That was why I layed it on the side I did)
Same goes for the Biscayne. I wouldn't say the causes were noble, I just wanted them.

Funny thing is...I knew LESS about what I was in for (and I thought I knew a lot...) before I joined this great forum. With what I feel I have learned here, I feel even MORE inclined and confident to take on builds like this.

Coope, Your statement is EXACTLY how and why I got into building BIGGER toys. VERY well put. Welcome aboard. biggrin



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Lawrence, for what's it's worth here's my opinion.

Everyone here is intitled to an opinion as anywhere. It doesn't make anyone right or wrong as long as no one is being attacked. We all are really well behaved here on this forum in that respect.As you are well aware people will disagree with you that's life. On this post here there are a wide variety of folks who do what they wish in the purchase,restoration,modification or mantance of there cars. All within There budget,skill set,experience etc. I'm sure NO ONE here has any intention on trying to hurt you with there comments! We all have a common interest here Post Sedans. I like to think that we all have each other's best interests in mind with our comments and experiences.
I get that not all of us start with as clean of a car as we would have liked to. Hindsight on some the ones i have owned over the years have put me way over the amount of work or money I was willing to do or spend, they never got finished. I thought myself that I could never afford a car that was 10-20k for a nice driver. In retrospect i found if I am patient and willing to save I can get enough money for what I would like to buy. Just a thought - what kind of money is tied up into 2 project cars with the cars price,parts,shipping,cleaning materials,paint, labor for services that you are unable to tackle yourself etc etc. I'm wondering what kind of timeframe with the cars not being drivable vs saving and getting a clean driver is? Even if you did not have a car you would still be Welcome here and I'm sure everyone here would be more than supportive and helpful in you finding the Sedan of your dreams!! A member, car or no car is way better than a lurker any day.
I did not see anyone accuse you of saying you planed on purchasing this Chevelle in question! It's sad that some simple comments would deture your membership here. All any of us who have spoken up on this subject of "resurrecting "Some of the rusty hulks shown here have very good intentions to help anyone willing to listen to beware of the pitfalls that one of these cars will bring. Some of these high priced cars have also been known to need thousands of dollars of repairs such as engines,transmissions,axles suspension fixes etc etc . I'm sure most of them still have old wireing among other well worn original parts. I for one think your Biscayne has a great foundation and the work you have done is impressive to say the least!!!
I look at my Biscayne and the shape it was in when I brought it home along with my Belair parts car and concider myself in the same boat as you! It's a huge project, the payoff for me has come on many fronts.
In closing you are entitled to your opinions and comments wether any of us here agree or not.
We all are going to do what we want to do.

In the infamous words of Stan Laurel- "You can lead a Horse to water But a pencil must be lead"

Thanks for your time Lawrence

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That '68 is definitely cosmetically challenged and the tap in bum looks nasty but being a post sedan (with b90 trim!) makes it an interesting project and wouldn't be all that hard to fix...I just happen to have a '68 300 deluxe ht that would make a good donor car to fix it up. Would make a good drag car too.

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Lawrence,

I appologize if my passion of trying to help you take a car that needs way too much work, it's always difficult to get into someone's head on any open forum. But this is not the first time that I have given you my opinion on this very same subject. Remember when you thought that Mopar (I think a Road Runner) was salvabale? I then also gave you the same advice. Yes, they are all salvabale, but at what price?

No one is singling you out .....I happen to take more notice with your comments than others as we (you and I) have history together.....kind of like big brother watching over little brother. Now, If you don't like that and do not care to have me in your back pocket, fine no worries. I can handle that and will respect your decision.

As I think you already know, I speak my mind and call things as they are. If you are asking me....if I saw your Biscayne today as in the same condition as you purchased it...."what would you say about my car"
Yes, of course I would give you very similar views and opinions.....why would I change?
Your Biscayne is in far better condition than this Chevelle. Again your are obviously taking this to heart and in the wrong direction.
I too take it too heart when you wish to take on cars that are a ton of work and you will loose your ass. I know, I know it's your ass....not mine.

I am very disappointed that you are or were thinking of leaving our website after a small disagreement.
That does not sit well with me. As Larry said we ALL can and should voice our opinions. It's ok not to agree and to disagree.

So if me taking you and your decision making process a bit too strong I apologize for caring.
Now let's move on

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Postsedan wrote:

Lawrence,

I appologize if my passion of trying to help you take a car that needs way too much work, it's always difficult to get into someone's head on any open forum. But this is not the first time that I have given you my opinion on this very same subject. Remember when you thought that Mopar (I think a Road Runner) was salvabale? I then also gave you the same advice. Yes, they are all salvabale, but at what price?

No one is singling you out .....I happen to take more notice with your comments than others as we (you and I) have history together.....kind of like big brother watching over little brother. Now, If you don't like that and do not care to have me in your back pocket, fine no worries. I can handle that and will respect your decision.

As I think you already know, I speak my mind and call things as they are. If you are asking me....if I saw your Biscayne today as in the same condition as you purchased it...."what would you say about my car"
Yes, of course I would give you very similar views and opinions.....why would I change?
Your Biscayne is in far better condition than this Chevelle. Again your are obviously taking this to heart and in the wrong direction.
I too take it too heart when you wish to take on cars that are a ton of work and you will loose your ass. I know, I know it's your ass....not mine.

"I ask myself why do I even give a rats ass...?"

I am very disappointed that you are or were thinking of leaving our website after a small disagreement.
That does not sit well with me. As Larry said we ALL can and should voice our opinions. It's ok not to agree and to disagree.

So if me taking you and your decision making process a bit too strong I apologize for caring.
Now let's move on

Dan



 Why one would even assume I would lose my ass if I were NOT in it for the profit investment, is beyond me. Many of us do it to save something others would simply disregard for the mere excuse of not making a return on the investment.

I can guarantee that 90% of the classic cars on the road today are from those, like myself, that JUST chose to rescue it to remind us all how great these cars were/are. Facebook and MANY other forums are FULL of such individuals taking on such projects. There would be no parts aftermarket without those that think the same way I do and see what others can't, thus no hobby. Mark Worman is a perfect example of this mentality, seeing as how you brought up the RR. 

By no means am I a naive fool who needs their hand held. I am well aware of when I may be biting off more than I can chew. I too, have been down that road and learned that lesson. I too pass those lessons on to others when given an opportunity to do so. I do not patronize them with my reasonings tho. I also certainly don't say to them that I don't give a rats ass, and THAT is how I show I care.

I'm honored that I have had your ear and advice to lean on. But if that "passion" and advice comes with a price tag of being spoken down to, it's not in the budget. 

I too have been known for speaking my mind. So much so that I needed to tone it down to keep ones respect and friendship. 

"I am very disappointed that you are or were thinking of leaving our website after a small disagreement."

If you believe that my thought of leaving would be based over a mere "small disagreement", then you really do think of me as naive and irrational. 



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Geez.....You are the one that said that "Perhaps My Time is Done here" I don't wish you to leave, I would be disappointed if you did so.

Why would you even go there?

I am not speaking down to you, I am not calling you naive ....just giving you my perspective and honest advise. Sometimes the truth hurts.....Again I am just giving you my opinion in a big brother way. If you don't wish to hear me out, that is fine with me.

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"Sometimes the truth hurts..."

If you really think that that's what it was, you are so very wrong.

 

Sorry that this came out in open forum, Everyone.



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