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Bobby

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I have been looking for a project amphi and I'm thinking of
purchasing the car listed as a parts car Ebay item #7327537704. I know
it has no transmission and no rear axles , wheels or anything on the
rear. I'm also aware that it's a rust bucket. I'm not worried about
the body as I'm a great metal guy who can do magic with steel and butt
weld is my game. I am worried about the transmission and axle
assemblies. Could some of the Amphi folks with any knowledge give me
their honest opinion as to the wisdom of this purchase and any parts
availability. I'm looking for a car that I can afford and have 3 kids
so if you're wondering why I would consider the car, I just can't
afford to drop a boat load (or Amphi load) into a car right now. Are
rear axle assemblies expensive, available? Also how about the trans?
Any info would be helpful. You can email me directly at
Crazson34@hotmail.com and I'll keep your opinion between us. If it's a
dumb decision, please let me know. Thanks so much, Bobby
 
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Mike Israel

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Bobby,

Did not even look to see how much it is selling for.

If you can do the body that is a big help. Can you
also do mechanical work? The trany is your biggest
item. Expect to pay $2k for a used one that may be a
bit noisy and worn in the synchros. Closer to 4k for
a fully rebuilt and upwards of 6k for an NOS trans.
Wheels you can get, some folks are rebuilding the rear
axles as well. Do not forget brakes (wheel cylinders,
pads with shoes, etc. all add up). Still, Dave
Deerers "brown wonder" is a great exampl;e of what can
be done on a budget.

If you are a metal magician you probably have some
bartering leverage. Show off some repairs and you can
likely trade parts for repairs. Many people have
parts stashed away but many also need repairs to the
rear quarters, rocker panels, etc.

If I had $30k lying around I would buy the one with
ther red top right now. Unfortunately, I think I have
about $30 dollars lying around so I am short a few
zeroes.

Cheers,

Mike I.


--- Bobby <Crazson34@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have been looking for a project amphi and I'm
> thinking of
> purchasing the car listed as a parts car Ebay item
> #7327537704. I know
> it has no transmission and no rear axles , wheels or
> anything on the
> rear. I'm also aware that it's a rust bucket. I'm
> not worried about
> the body as I'm a great metal guy who can do magic
> with steel and butt
> weld is my game. I am worried about the transmission
> and axle
> assemblies. Could some of the Amphi folks with any
> knowledge give me
> their honest opinion as to the wisdom of this
> purchase and any parts
> availability. I'm looking for a car that I can
> afford and have 3 kids
> so if you're wondering why I would consider the car,
> I just can't
> afford to drop a boat load (or Amphi load) into a
> car right now. Are
> rear axle assemblies expensive, available? Also how
> about the trans?
> Any info would be helpful. You can email me directly
> at
> Crazson34@hotmail.com and I'll keep your opinion
> between us. If it's a
> dumb decision, please let me know. Thanks so much,
> Bobby
>
>
>
 
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