Is it worth it???

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The A pillars alone we be huge concern,, doubt there is any skeletal structure left on that one at the drip rails either.
Like others have said may be a donor at best and personally wouldn't give a $1000 even if it was complete...
 

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Brother, that one is a lot of time, money, and trouble. Spend a little more and get one in better shape. You will be much better off. I am not saying it can't be done; just that sometimes, you have to pull the plug.
 

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Do you have any before/after pics of the rear window corner repairs? I can't figure out how the inner and outer corner pieces go.
Let me look. These are the only pics I could find. If you send me a pic of the 2-3 pieces I can talk you through it.
 

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Another of my Indisputable Facts of Life: " Objects get heavier as you get older". This one is a law of physics. And you can test it's validity anytime. Pick up that transmission, it was alot lighter when you were younger.
 

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Try to get it for under 3 grand. Then go buy 2 gallons of bondo and some rustoleum. Drop in a motor home 440 and have something cool to bomb around in the spring.
 

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View attachment 1025588 View attachment 1025589 View attachment 1025590 View attachment 1025591 View attachment 1025592 View attachment 1025593 View attachment 1025594 View attachment 1025595 Got a chance to score a 69 coronet 500 but it has a good amount of work to do... just curious if you all think its worth the price, if not what would you offer and how much work am i looking at as far as the roof is concerned??? He was asking 4200 but said he’d take 3200... thanks in advance
After looking at those pictures, I think that same money spent on Hookers & Blow would be a better investment.

Find another project without all that cancer.
Seriously, you'll be thanking the guys here soon enough when you find something better. Good Luck. :thumbsup:
 

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That Coronet will cost at least $10K in body parts alone. Another $10K for motor and tranny rebuild. Paint is $5K.
Labor on body work will be in excess of $20K. Misc, add $10K. And if you can find a reputable shop, it will still take them 2 years to complete it. So the actual cost of the car going in is relatively small compared to the total cost of the project. My advice, if you really want "B" body from that era, just go buy a southern Mopar with a "B" engine. It will cost less and you will get to enjoy it sooner.
 

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Even if you purchase this abortion at a reduced price your wife will surely leave! I don't know maybe you want her to leave? I can't stop laughing! Thanks for making my day!
 
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I bought a 69 GTX with a rusty roof, similar to yours. But not as bad. My car, complete, came with a perfect roof cut off of a donor car. Without that donor roof I would not have bought it. Worse than a roof replace would be a rusty cowl.

That rust looks bad. I would be concerned about the roof sub structure.
 

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View attachment 1025588 View attachment 1025589 View attachment 1025590 View attachment 1025591 View attachment 1025592 View attachment 1025593 View attachment 1025594 View attachment 1025595 Got a chance to score a 69 coronet 500 but it has a good amount of work to do... just curious if you all think its worth the price, if not what would you offer and how much work am i looking at as far as the roof is concerned??? He was asking 4200 but said he’d take 3200... thanks in advance
 

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Well I am sure someone will disagree but looking at those pics thats a $1500 at best unless it is something special. Remember, thats only what you can see, there is a lot you are not seeing and the inner structure has to come from a donor car.
The A pillars alone we be huge concern,, doubt there is any skeletal structure left on that one at the drip rails either.
Like others have said may be a donor at best and personally wouldn't give a $1000 even if it was complete...
The A pillars alone we be huge concern,, doubt there is any skeletal structure left on that one at the drip rails either.
Like others have said may be a donor at best and personally wouldn't give a $1000 even if it was complete...
 

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what does the rest of the car look like??
 
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