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smallblock88
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Whats it worth?

Postby smallblock88 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:28 pm

I found a 78 malibu 2 door 305 car with 85k miles. The body is straight, no rust with a faded paint job. The dash is all cracked and the rest of the interior is a little wore and faded. It runs and drives. What is it worth? Ive never been into cars ive always been a truck guy but I think this would be a good project. How much is it worth and what should I look for when checking it out?
Bob West
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby Bob West » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:17 am

The rear frame rails are real bad about rusting out in those cars.
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby gjunke83 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:01 pm

Let me know if you don't buy it....
smallblock88
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby smallblock88 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:12 pm

car looked great till I opened the trunk. On the drivers side there was a big block of wood with a carriage bolt going through it. My wife crawled under it and it had wood blocks around bolts going through the rusty frame to keep the bolts from pulling throuh. Thanks Bob I had no idea that was a problem and almost bought it. I wish it wasnt junk its a nice car
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby Just Jim » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:20 pm

its still worth a little, depends on what kind of project you want......where is it and how much do they wqant for it....plenty of people would be interested in it i'm sure..............
slightly burned out, but still smokin'......
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby Bob West » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:21 pm

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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby 55promod » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:49 am

smallblock88 wrote:car looked great till I opened the trunk. On the drivers side there was a big block of wood with a carriage bolt going through it. My wife crawled under it and it had wood blocks around bolts going through the rusty frame to keep the bolts from pulling throuh. Thanks Bob I had no idea that was a problem and almost bought it. I wish it wasnt junk its a nice car



Can you tell me the secret on how to get your wife to crawl under the car. Did you send her to a class or something. Please forward that info. :D
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby Larry Jr. » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:04 pm

its not junk.... who cares if the rear frame rails are rusted out.....that makes a perfect builder car, s-w racecars make a backhalf kit thats replaces the framerails, comes with built backhalf frame, coilovers, all the ladderbar brackets and ladderbars.....very good kit....thats whats under mine

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Just Jim
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby Just Jim » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:41 pm

larry's right.....would make an awesum street/strip/play toy.......wish i had never gotten rid of my 79 malibu......... :(
slightly burned out, but still smokin'......
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Re: Whats it worth?

Postby gjunke83 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:46 pm

I have a frame...

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