Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: 68 chevelle - $1200


2 Door Post Power User!

Status: Offline
Posts: 13875
Date:
68 chevelle - $1200
Permalink  
 


Moving on.....

Dan

__________________

**SITE MODERATOR**

1969 Chevelle 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Frost Green

1970 Buick Skylark Post Sedan Gulfstream Blue

Owner of the 1969 SS396 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Registry

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3DE8qI2NY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn4xEmGypUw



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 30
Date:
Permalink  
 

Pat Dilling wrote:

Honestly - That looks like a money pit to me.


 If it is the car you want then Money isn't the problem, some people know how and then there is the people that DON'T know how. that is the question or the answer.



__________________
Not a text guy just a phone guy


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 30
Date:
Permalink  
 

BowtieGent wrote:

"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.


 I am sure it has been said before that money doesn't matter when you find that car or truck you have been looking for ever to find.  In the sport of "Restoration"  when I here the words  I ONLY WANT TO MAKE  A  PROFIT that makes me sick sick sick!!!. The people that Only restore cars & trucks  for profit is the same people you see on Barrett Jackson and  usually those cars and trucks Don't see the roads only a garage or some Show Room somewhere. Also the Profit People are the ones that are driving up the prices we have to pay for the parts that it takes to get them back on the road.  I get it when people want to give an opion but I don't get it when it gggg oooo eeee ssss  oooo nnnn &&&& oooo nnnn.  Who cares how much it takes to get it on the road as long as it gets Back On The Road.

That's my story and I am sticking with it.



-- Edited by mjgord on Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:12:11 PM

__________________
Not a text guy just a phone guy


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 113
Date:
Permalink  
 

For me being an ex-auto body tech, I would buy that car and build something different or something GM should have built but didn't. Like a "What if they built one like this" scenario;color, engine/tranny combo 4 wheel disc brakes and not over the counter generic stuff-real GM production pieces that were available that year along with other interesting options. '68 was an interesting year for The General as the following year lots would've changed. But that's me. I could fix that car but unfortunately I'm not in the position nor do I have the energy anymore to take on a project like that any more. Neat car though or could be. Somebody buy it, save it and put it on the road to enjoy. 'Cause once they're gone, they're gone. There's probably not much you can't buy for that car to resurrect it. Just my 2 cents........

__________________

2000 HD Fatboy(SOLD)

2017 HD Slim S OGD 110 SE.

                                        



Uber-Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1112
Date:
Permalink  
 

Man, I've been away for a while, but what happen to "Can't we agree to disagree"? We're all big boys and many of us have had more cars, more experience, made money on cars, lost money on cars, etc. Why someone would get upset for hearing another "veteran" car guy's opinion is beyond me. I try to learn something every day, doesn't have to be car-related. I do a lot of research on parts, Cragars, Sun gauges, Oldsmobile parts, Chevy parts, whatever. And I can tell you this, That Chevelle in the for-sale ad AIN'T worth FIXIN'!!! In my opinion, if it was FREE, it would still be a loser. Wake up guys and gals, there is so much data available, that unless you're building a car STRICTLY for an emotional reason, trying to restore a car like that will not only kill your car money stash, it will probably take years to finish. There is a known fact in the car restoration hobby/business that 80% of amateur automotive restorations never get finished. That's 8/10 that could kill a marriage, too. I've been playing with "old" cars since I was 14;I'm 59 and I've learned that buying them done, or 85% done puts you LIGHT YEARS ahead of taking on a full-tilt frame-off resto. I'm doing my LAST one and I've had the car over 2 years and I'm still gathering parts. I have several personal reasons for doing this car and my wife, God bless her, thinks I've lost my mind. Most wives would want one of those divorces I talked about earlier.
Nobody here is "picking on" anyone else, or "calling them out" because we disagree with their opinions or intentions. Listen to some of us guys that have been at it for a while, we're only saying what we're saying is because in OUR own hearts, we are trying to HELP. Usually, the only people who make money restoring cars are the ones who are the restorers, NOT the car owners. Talk to some of the finer restoration shops and ask them some questions: what is the hourly rate, how much and how often does the shop need to be funded until the restoration is complete. If a shop can quote you a total-restoration amount, or how long it will take to restore your car, I'd suggest a different shop. If you took the Chevelle discussed above to a quality shop, I doubt you'd get a shop willing to take the job. Why? because typically a car like that gets started and then the owner figures he/she is in over there head and pulls the plug. Two losers here; the car owner and the body shop----but the shop can bring suit against you for not paying---NOT the other way around, and it can get real ugly. Please take us old graybeard's advice, and please ask for more, we've been there and already made the mistake! All we are doing is TRYING to keep you from making it, too.

__________________


Uber-Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1838
Date:
Permalink  
 

another voice of experience, well said Dave smile



__________________

dave

'69 belair 2dr 454 M20



2 Door Post Power User!

Status: Offline
Posts: 13875
Date:
Permalink  
 

2drpost wrote:

another voice of experience, well said Dave smile


 X1000

Dan



__________________

**SITE MODERATOR**

1969 Chevelle 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Frost Green

1970 Buick Skylark Post Sedan Gulfstream Blue

Owner of the 1969 SS396 300 Deluxe Post Sedan Registry

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3DE8qI2NY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn4xEmGypUw

«First  <  1 2 | Page of 2  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Support 2doorpost!
Select Amount:
.
.
.

.
.
.