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Old 06-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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Good point, but IMO it depends on the job. Some wrenching is actually fun, and some is a messy PITA. At this point, I do the stuff I enjoy and let my indy take care of the messy stuff, and the stuff that's too much of a PITA without a lift. Some jobs can be done in a relatively short amount of time and do not require you to commit the entire weekend, those are the fun jobs.
Agreed, my ADD kicks in at about the 2 hour mark.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:10 PM
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Agreed, my ADD kicks in at about the 2 hour mark.
Further agreed, my lack of ability kicks in at about the 3/4 hour mark. Any job longer than that, odds are I don't know how to do it.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:06 AM
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LOL. Would this be considered a "crotchety" reply?
Nah. Real crotchety doesn't have a smiley face!
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You made the right choice! Its one thing to take on learning about cars and doing general maintenace, but to jump into structual rust on top of that after a $2,500 investment. The fact that the guy is making it into a parts car says it all. You are going to need a lot of time to gather, collect, make a mess or two, and learn WVO.
If you like to travel, find a car for sale in the shop forum here and bring it up from the south. You can find one that someone else has loved, and that has no rust.
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Rust is a killer.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:46 AM
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Though he wants slightly more for it ($3200), if it is all he says it is, I think it's a good price.
Also remember that with diesel fuel at about $5.00/gal that its a buyers market right now. Even if its really a nice car it won't hurt you to offer something low like $1,900 and work up from there.
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