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Old 11-04-2004, 04:33 PM
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go for it or not?

what if I could buy 2 300D's ....one '84 with great body/interior needing major engine work & a '82 that rusty but rus great an has a new rebuilt tranny...Lets say $~1500 for both.....Am I wacked to thinbk of pursuing this or wacked 'cause I didn't do it yet?
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:36 PM
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go for it......if you got the time, ability and a place to do it.
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Actually the real hurdle will be SWMBO (she who must be obeyed).....I wish my freaking land rover wasn't in a million pieces....
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:42 PM
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I'd do it, because I already did. I got a running '78 300D in wretched shape, and a near-pristine 240D without an engine or interior for $600. One year later and another $2000 or so I have a 240D in excellent condition with a turbo engine.
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:42 PM
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What he said ...and...hey ...what will you be doing with the extra tranny?
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:43 PM
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Actually the real hurdle will be SWMBO (she who must be obeyed).....I wish my freaking land rover wasn't in a million pieces....

oooooooo Multiple projects.......not good. But thats a great price for two cars that will make one great one.

Get the land rover done......2 projects appear to be 4 times the work one is and cost 8 times as much.

Or at least it seems like it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:53 PM
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I'd do it, because I already did. I got a running '78 300D in wretched shape, and a near-pristine 240D without an engine or interior for $600. One year later and another $2000 or so I have a 240D in excellent condition with a turbo engine.
The 78 300D had a turbo?
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A rare but powerful flash of intelligence overcame my desire to pursue the project. I best get my rover finished and space cleared prior to pursuit of the next project....Rob M Concord, MA
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