07-28-2005, 08:23:00 PM
You know you might wanna consider buying a project that was already started. If you look on eBay, you can find a really nice project car that has had a lot of work done to it already. Or collectorcartrader has a project section. Every car is different, but if you take a look they range from complete powertrain overhauled to all the bodywork done. I just helped a buddy of mine get his hands on a 69 firebird that had a really good running 326 that was hopped up a bit, with a rebuilt Turbo 350 with a shift kit with 500 miles on it. Also, all the accessories were updated, rust was already patched up, and interior was complete, but not restored. He was driving the car daily for awhile and it only cost him 3200 to purchase her. All the glass is in perfect shape and the body is straight as an arrow. It does have a dent in the passenger fender, and it is in primer, but the previous owner put way over 5,000 in parts in the car. If I could make a recommendation, I personally like the cheap muscle cars like the 70-72 regular nova's, 68-72 pontiac lemans, 70-72 buick skylarks, 70-72 montecarlos, 67-73 firebirds/camaros (doubt you'll get a good deal on the camaro though as prices are pretty high these days), 78-81 camaros/firebirds (I know this is a 2nd generation forum :-)), El camino's from most years, and 55-57 4 door chevy's (150,210 and bel air). Keep your eye out. If you get a good base, you can still do the project with your pops and have a sick ride, but reducing the workload on the two of you. Thats just my two cents, hope it helps.