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Old 09-22-2012, 12:09 PM   #26
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We bought our 68' 12 yrs. ago and it had everything for 2,500. it back fired all the way home and needed paint and work on motor. we had it restored the way we wanted it. but, I think 5,000 and empty is way too much.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #27
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Wow!
Tons of good info here- thank you

So if i were to get an acceptable deal i could build a "tribute" or replica ZL1 or Z28???
- and not feel like i was completely wasting
the money?

To be wrth money as a "tribute car" what on the car must match the original - Badging? Drivetrain? Interior?

Is a "tribute car" with a fiberglass trunk lid worth less??
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #28
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What you want to do is buy one that someone has already done and spent more money than you are paying.

That SS looks pretty good.

SC.....do you have pictures of the engine compartment and underside?
How far are you from Miami?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:48 PM   #29
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To the OP... more important then even the price... is, what are your skill levels??

So many people buy a project car (or can even be given one for free), thinking that it is easy to build one, only to find out thousands of dollars later that they are in way over their head

I have had to pass on more than one incredible deals in the past, just because I'm not the greatest fabricator. Whereas some of my friends can do some amazing stuff, so for them there are tons of deals out there

Just remember, there are TONS of half completed projects out there, selling for a loss, from people that have all the skills in the world, just because they got discouraged at some point or just lost interest. If you don't have what it takes to complete something like that on your own, it is very likely that the same can happen to you

Just something to think about, from someone that has personally seen it happen to others, way to many times
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #30
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Wow!
Tons of good info here- thank you

So if i were to get an acceptable deal i could build a "tribute" or replica ZL1 or Z28???
- and not feel like i was completely wasting
the money?

To be wrth money as a "tribute car" what on the car must match the original - Badging? Drivetrain? Interior?

Is a "tribute car" with a fiberglass trunk lid worth less??
A "tribute car" or a "clone" is just a fake representation of an original, so badging, body materials, etc, really don't factor much into the price. Lots of times the builders of "clone cars" will take the liberty of improving on little details (safety items can usually be one of the more pronounced changes) that don't detract from the original look and feel of the car they are trying to copy. That is the beautiful thing about building a car that way.

People go in knowing that they aren't buying the real thing, so they aren't going to be concerned about a lot of stuff, that would normally be of major concern on a factory numbers matching original car
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #31
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To the OP... more important then even the price... is, what are your skill levels??

So many people buy a project car (or can even be given one for free), thinking that it is easy to build one, only to find out thousands of dollars later that they are in way over their head

I have had to pass on more than one incredible deals in the past, just because I'm not the greatest fabricator. Whereas some of my friends can do some amazing stuff, so for them there are tons of deals out there

Just remember, there are TONS of half completed projects out there, selling for a loss, from people that have all the skills in the world, just because they got discouraged at some point or just lost interest. If you don't have what it takes to complete something like that on your own, it is very likely that the same can happen to you

Just something to think about, from someone that has personally seen it happen to others, way to many times

Wisely said.........
Buy vs. Build!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #32
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So what is the best paint shop in the vegas area???
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #33
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Well
I bought it- and i paid too much but its the best one for sale in alaska
Had the body guy look it over and make a plan
Hopefully be ready for the LS7 by summer!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:47 AM   #34
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #35
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Well
I bought it- and i paid too much but its the best one for sale in alaska
Had the body guy look it over and make a plan
Hopefully be ready for the LS7 by summer!!
Sometimes its worth more (to a buyer) when you can touch it.....so congrats!

LS7 is an expensive way to make power.
An LS525 (LS3) crate makes just as much power with less headache.
Or and LSX454 makes 600hp in crate form for 30% less dollars. Those engines are indestructable...all forged....LS7s still have hyp pistons.

And you can carb an LSX454 (that is easy peasy) or supercharge it and make 1000hp. That would be a mean 68.

Whatever you choose......good luck and post a picture of your buy.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #36
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Good for you, lets see some pictures.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #37
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68 pics

Finally got the pictures on the computer

steering column and interior were all in the car (full of boxes and parts)

Will post more when I get home.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #38
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So who has the best replacement body pannels??
Dynacorn?
Classic Industries?
Year one?
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #39
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I may be picking up a complete non ss 69 this weekend. I offered $3500, he wants 5k. Looks straight without a lot of rust. I thought $5k for a car that needs complete restoration may be a bit high, but looks like I better jump on it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #40
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So who has the best replacement body pannels??
Dynacorn?
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Congrats. Sounds like you have a plan. I just bought the 69 I mentioned. Looks about the same condition, but mostly apart all bagged and labeled. I am picking it up Sunday. This one has all parts except the motor.
Lots of work and money ahead for both of us. Good luck on yours.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #41
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Congrats. Sounds like you have a plan. I just bought the 69 I mentioned. Looks about the same condition, but mostly apart all bagged and labeled. I am picking it up Sunday. This one has all parts except the motor.
Lots of work and money ahead for both of us. Good luck on yours.
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